Handmade Brooch Made from Marine Debris
Handmade brooch created from marine plastics and debris.
Recycled marine plastics, nylon twine, frayed marine rope, pieces of fishing line and plastic netting have gone into hand making this handmade brooch.
Collected off our beaches, marine debris, including discarded fishing line, ghost netting, marine rope and also hard plastics are all used in making our ethical jewelry.
What Is This Handmade Brooch Made From?
We have predominantly used hard plastic, frayed nylon rope, plastic net and pieces of fishing line in this piece of statement jewelry. Washed up on our beaches, each piece of marine debris we use has been hand collected, cleaned and finally combined to create this unique one off piece.
We have added a thin coating of varnish to protect the brooch as well as reduce the chance of the plastics breaking down further. All the plastics we collect are at different stages of deterioration and therefore crumble, split or crack. This makes it challenging to work with and also keep the plastics from breaking down further. We, therefore, use a water based glue to hold everything in place and the varnish to protect it.
Why Do You Make Broochs from Man-made Marine Debris?
Deliberately used in making this handmade brooch are materials which threaten our environment. We make each brooch in a creative way to act as a vehicle for carrying a message as well as prompting awareness. Using pieces of plastic without changing or disguising them allows us furthermore to showcase our message.
Raising awareness of the impact of plastics on our environment is above all why we use the materials we do.
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Materials: Marine debris including nylon twine and hard plastics. We have used a water based glue to attach our pieces.
Length: 11.5 cm / 4 1/2″
Width at widest point: 6cm / 2 1/4″
Findings: New metal clip