These handmade recycled plastic earrings are made using real fern leaves that I have collected from my garden in Bristol. They're made using my own method of dying and embossing which captures the details of the leaves like a fossil. I harness nature to create original pieces. They are a memory of each individual Fern.
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 jewellery 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.
These disc stud earrings are made from 100% recycled and recyclable acrylic, which is free from volatile organic compounds and hydrofluorocarbon and so more environmentally friendly. They measure 12mm across and have sterling silver fittings.
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