This cuff (or bracelet) is made using Hydrangea and Madder leaves and 100% recycled acrylic. 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 acrylic and press the leaves into the surface. I then use them like a stencil to apply the colours and the leaves are then peeled off to reveal the design. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic jewellery I developed myself. I call it 'fossilised plastic' due to the fine detail captured on the embossed surface, so they are similar to fossils.
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.
A beautiful handmade 100% recycled acrylic cuff by Sue Gregor measuring 45mm x 180mm x 5mm.
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