Multi Coloured Cuff From Repurposed Plastic
This multi coloured cuff from repurposed plastic has been made using a section cut from a synthetic string bag found washed up on Fraser Island / K’gari. The bag is a traditional bag woven by women in Papua New Guinea and is called a ” Bilum”. This bag was made using a selection of colourful synthetic cord [ check out the photo gallery]. We have embedded it in clear resin to show case both the skill of the weaver and the vibrancy of the colours.
We were surprised to find this bag during one of our clean ups along the beach, especially as we sell on bilums made from natural cord to support women in West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. Imagine our surprise !
A Multi Coloured Cuff From Repurposed Plastic That Carries An Environmental Message.
Incorporating debris collected from our beaches, this bio resin cuff showcases man made waste as well as aiming to raise awareness about the impact they have.
Hand collected by both volunteers and recreational dive groups, 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
Hand Made With Love
Because we hand make each of our bangles, you may find slight imperfections.
This may be due to an inclusion such as netting sitting close to the surface and creating slight ripples or waves in the surface of the resin.
It may be because the plastic reacts with the resin and causes slight clouding in spots.
There may even be a slight or small dimple caused by an air bubble.
We believe all these features show that each of our pieces is hand made and also not produced in a factory or by machine. They also make each piece unique and quirky.
Care Of Your Cuff Bracelet
Resin may gradually yellow with time due to exposure to UV. With this in mind, 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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A panel of weaving from a bilum
Inside diameter: 6.2 cm x 5 cm
Gap: 3.3 cm
Height: 3.1 cm
Weight: 8.5 grams