Bangle Made From Repurposed Beach Trash
This bangle made from repurposed beach trash features a section from a woven string bag cleared off the eastern side beach of Fraser Island [ K’Gari]. Made using synthetic cord, this bilum presented the perfect opportunity for us to re use unconventional materials in some of our jewellery.
The woven string bag is a traditional hand woven bag from Papua New Guinea and is called a ” Bilum”. Somehow it found its way from Papua New Guinea to Fraser Island and is now a feature in this bangle.
Because we reuse plastics and man made debris in our jewellery, as a way to raise awareness about the plastics in our oceans, we couldn’t resist trying to reuse this bag as well.
The simple use of a panel from this bag aims to showcase that trash and rubbish from one country doesn’t stay there. Ocean currants and tides move our trash silently along the ocean floor.
We have also added a swirl of whote dye, along with a scattering of gold leaf flakes.
A Bangle Made From Repurposed Beach Trash That Carries An Environmental Message.
Incorporating debris collected from our beaches, this one off bio resin bangle showcases man made waste.
Most of our debris is hand collected by both volunteers and recreational dive groups, and the man made waste has been featured as a deliberate environmental statement.
Did you know? 8 million tons of plastic goes into our oceans, waterways and also our beaches every year? Here are a few facts about these plastic wastes
Care Of Your Bangle
Resin does gradually yellow with time due to exposure to UV. With this in mind, we send you your bangle in its own bag. We suggest storing it away from light when not being worn.
To clean your bangle, simply wipe it over with a soft cloth.
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Panel from a hand woven traditional string bag
Inside diameter: 6.1 cm
Height: 2.2 cm
Weight: 10 grams