I was inspired to make this cuff by looking at animations films, like those of Studio Ghibli, as I wanted to capture the halcyon summer days that are often depicted so beautifully. This handmade designer perspex cuff (or bracelet) is made using actual hydrangea flowers, geranium, box hedge leaves and fern leaves which I found in Victoria Park near my house. My unusual plant jewellery is created by collecting, drying and pressing the individual leaves. The acrylic is heated and the leaves are pressed into its surface. I then use them like a stencil to apply the colours. The leaves are peeled off to reveal the unique, colourful design. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic jewelry I developed myself. I call it 'Fossilised Plastic' due to the fine detail that's possible to capture on the embossed surface - so they are similar to fossils. I harness nature to create individual pieces which are a memory of each individual flower or leaf.
I choose quite ordinary plants and weeds to create my floral art jewellery designs. This botanical statement cuff evokes both a contemporary and a vintage feel, appealing to friends, daughters and sisters alike. I hope that the wearer will not only enjoy them as jewellery but also review their appreciation of the natural world.
25mm x 190mm x 5mm
Glass Quality Acrylic
Made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic acrylic, which is free from volatile organic compounds and hydrofluorocarbon and so more environmentally friendly
HANDMADE IN UK - SHIPPED TO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
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