This skeleton leaf perspex cuff (or bracelet) is made using the skeleton leaves from a rubber tree. I collect, dry and press the leaves and then heat the acrylic and press the leaves into the surface. I then use them like a stencil to apply the colours. The skeleton leaf is peeled off to reveal the design. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic I developed myself. I call it 'Fossilized Plastic' due to the fine detail captured on the embossed surface, as though similar to fossils.
I choose quite ordinary plants and weeds to create my 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 180mm x 5mm x 45mm and fits most wrists. It's made from 100% recycled acrylic.
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