One Off Brooch Made from Hard Marine Plastics
One off brooch created from marine plastics and debris collected off beaches.
Recycled hard plastics have gone into hand making this one off brooch in the form of a yacht.
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 One Off Brooch Made From?
We have used marine debris in the form of hard plastics in this piece of statement jewelry. Washed up on our beaches, each piece of marine debris we use has been hand collected, cleaned and then arranged to create this unique one off piece.
We have added a thin coating of varnish to both protect the brooch and reduce the chance of the plastics breaking down further. All of the plastics we collect are at different stages of deterioration and therefore prone to crumbling, splitting or cracking. This makes it challenging to work with and also keep the plastics from breaking down further. We, consequently, use a water based glue to hold everything in place and the varnish is to protect it.
Why Do You Make Brooches from Man-made Marine Debris?
Deliberately used in making this one off brooch are materials which threaten our environment. We make each piece of our jewelry in a creative way to act as a vehicle for carrying a message as well as prompting awareness. Using pieces of plastic without disguising or changing them enables us furthermore to showcase our message.
Raising awareness of the impact of plastics on our environment is above all why we use these materials the way 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: 6.5 cm / 2 1/2″
Width: 5 cm / 2″
Findings: New metal clip