This perspex cuff (or bracelet) is made using conifer leaves. I collect, dry and press the leaves then heat the acrylic and press the leaves into the surface. I use them as a stencil to apply the colours (in this case Navy Blue), to give my botanical jewellery a contemporary feel. The conifer leaf is peeled off to reveal the design. This is a method of dyeing and embossing plastic I developed myself. I call it Fossilized Plastic due to the fine detail which it is possible to capture on the embossed surface so they are 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.
These 100% recycled acrylic bangles measure 10mm (wide) x 5mm (thick) x 180mm (length) and fit most wrists.
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