Meet Ave, A Fashion Statement Necklace From Marine Debris.
We have hand made this fashion statement necklace from marine debris using recycled man made materials, especially discarded netting and fishing line. Marine debris, including discarded yabbi pot netting, a piece of melted plastic, as well as fishing line and twine, are key components in Ave’s makeup. All these components have subsequently been collected from our beaches and waterways.
Hand made Ave, a fashion statement necklace from marine debris.
Hand made from discarded fishing line which has been braided to form her base cord, Ave also has the odd fishing sinker, and subsequently represents an underwater scene.
Ave is a dainty and lightweight piece that won’t scratch or itch but simply tickles you with her fishing line. Made to be sturdy, her feature pieces have, in addition, all been hand stitched into place.
She doesn’t scratch at all as she has been carefully hand made to be comfortable and also lightweight to wear.
A message from Ave.
My name’s Ave.
I’ve been named in honour of all our wonderful birds who share the scientific name Aves.
You’ll notice there’s one small feather in my necklace which represents all the birds of our world.
My cord has been hand braided from recycled fishing line with a piece of yabby pot netting draped over it. Caught up in the blue netting is some hard, dark blue plastic as well as a small tangle of recycled fishing twine. Next to this is a small pale green fishing bead which also holds the feather in place.
The blue plastic, netting, bead and twine are significant because I’m a necklace with a conscience and message. While my feather represents all the birds, the rest reminds us about all the plastics and man-made waste in our oceans. This waste poses a significant risk to sea birds the world over because they can get caught up in it or consume it.
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Details about Ave.
Discarded fishing line
Discarded fishing twine
Fishing swivel and beads
Length [ full length of braided fishing line cord]: 46 cm
Drop of netting from cord: Approx. 14 cm
Findings: Stainless Steel
Weight: 8 grams