This colourful perspex cuff (or bracelet) is made using Hydrangea and Madder leaves. The floral, botanical design is employing the colours to create both a contemporary and a vintage feel.
I collect, dry and press the leaves, then heat the recycled acrylic and press the leaves into the surface. I then use them like a stencil to apply the colours and the leaves are peeled off to reveal the design. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic jewellery that I developed myself. I call it 'fossilised plastic' due to the fine details captured on the embossed surface.
I use 100% recycled acrylic and I choose quite ordinary plants and weeds to create my floral jewellery designs. I hope that the wearer will not only enjoy them as jewellery but also review their appreciation of the natural world.
This cuff measures 25mm x 180mm x 5mm.
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