Meet Anthe, A Mermaid Necklace With A Marine Theme.
We hand made this mermaid necklace with a marine theme using both natural and also recycled materials. Collected from local beaches, marine debris are key components in Anthe’s makeup.
Up cycled and recycled Anthe.
Hand twined from banana fiber, a natural cord coils itself around braided fishing line which consequently forms the base of this unusual piece of marine and, best of all, wearable art. Collected out of waterways, tangled fishing twine, as well as a piece of driftwood, act as her main features. Caught up in the tangle of fishing twine is a polymer clay sea star nestled next to a fish scale and small piece of pumice stone. A piece of hard pale blue plastic along with a tiny shell complete this underwater coral scene. Handcrafted from marine debris, each piece has also been carefully stitched into place.
Bringing with her, her own story, Anthe introduces herself to you in a way that helps you understand the message she carries with her.
Anthe is a dainty and lightweight piece that won’t scratch or itch but simply tickles you with her fishing line.
A message from Anthe
My name’s Anthe which comes from the scientific name for corals, Anthozoa and this is my story.
I began as a piece of hand braided cord Jo made from recycled fishing line. She twisted banana twine and recycled nylon fishing twine [ which is a bit like string] around this later.
Around my centre is a tangle of more coloured fishing twine and tendrils of fishing line. Jo hand stitched all this in place with fine, recycled fishing line. Look closely- can you see where she’s stitched? She reckons the fishing twine reminds her of different coloured coral, which is why I got the name I did. (It just reminds me of string rather than coral, but I don’t think String is as nice a name as Anthe).
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Details about Aster.
- Banana fiber
- Discarded fishing line
- Marine plastic
- Fish scales
- Polymer clay sea star
- Fishing twine
- Seed beads
- Marine rope
Findings: Stainless steel
Weight: 7.5 grams