This perspex necklace is made using the actual leaves from a wild plant I found growing on some waist ground. I love finding beautiful things in derelict places.After looking at Victorian Jet necklaces I designed the construction of the chain. The design is made using my own method of dying and embossing plastic which I call 'fossilized plastic' due to the fine detail which it is possible to capture on the embossed surface, so they are similar to fossils. I collect dry and press the actual leaves and then heat the perspex and press them into the surface to emboss. Then I use another heat process to apply the colours using the leaf like a stencil. I then peel off the leaf.
19" or 24" chain (picture is of the 24" Chain)
Acrylic & Silver
Made from 100% recycled and recyclable acrylic, which is free from volatile organic compounds and hydrofluorocarbon and so more environmentally friendly.