Meet Aster, An Ocean And Sea Themed Necklace
We have hand made this ocean and sea themed necklace from marine debris using recycled man made materials, especially discarded netting and fishing line. Marine trash, including discarded yabbi pot netting, a piece of melted plastic, as well as fishing line and twine, are key components in Aster’s makeup. Two bio resin sea stars act as her feature pieces and sit among the tangle of netting and debris. a collection of fish scales, bits of frayed plastic rope and the odd fishing swivel add to the scene. All these components have subsequently been collected from our beaches and waterways.
Hand made Aster, an ocean and sea themed necklace made from marine debris.
Hand made from discarded fishing line which has been braided to form her base cord, Aster also has a wide selection of man made marine debris in her makeup, and subsequently represents an underwater scene that is almost entirely made from trash.
Aster 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 Aster.
My name’s Aster, which comes from the scientific name for all sea stars [ starfish] – Asteroidea
I started life as a basic braided cord Jo made from recycled blue fishing line, which was then attached to my stainless-steel findings.
Like most of Jo’s Gaia series necklaces, I portray a scene. In my case, my scene features sea stars as the focus, though there’s a lot more than just 2 of them.
Both sea stars have been hand made using bio resin, shells, micro plastics and a few recycled seed beads.
You will notice in most of Jo’s pieces that she includes man-made waste as well as small pieces of natural material such as the shells. She does this deliberately for several reason. To draw attention to the imbalance between man and his environment, the impact this has on marine life and subsequently us, and to finally challenge our attitudes to nature.
I hope we meet soon.
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Details about Aster.
Discarded fishing line
Recycled plastic beads
Plastic cleared off beaches
Length [ full length of braided fishing line cord]: 49 cm
Drop of netting from cord: Approx. 18 cm
Findings: Stainless Steel
Weight: 8 grams