Recycled & recyclable perspex cuff bracelet made using real grasses.
|18 × 4.5 × 0.5 cm
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Inspired by picnics in meadows, line drawings and tattoos! I wanted to reference body art as when it is worn it is ambiguous whether the design is on the body or in the earrings. I captured every detail of the grass. I was also thinking of summer picnics of making jewellery out of grass or flowers like daisy chains to wear round your wrist. I have also have taken some inspiration from tattoos. I used the tradition blue in colour. So it’s ambiguous if it is a tattoo on the skin or on the earrings. This colourful art jewellery is handmade using grasses which I found in Victoria Park, near my house. I collect, dry and press the leaves then heat the acrylic and press the leaves into the surface. I use them like a stencil to apply the colours (in this case blues), which give my floral jewellery a modern feel. The skeleton leaf is then peeled off to reveal the design. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic I developed myself. I call it ‘Fossilised Plastic’.
British Fashion – grown & handmade in the U.K.