Statement Brooch Made from Marine Plastics.
Statement brooch created from marine plastics and debris.
Recycled marine plastics, nylon rope and fishing line have gone into hand making this statement 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 Statement Brooch Made From?
We have predominantly used a piece of hard plastic, some frayed nylon marine rope and pieces of fishing line in this piece of statement jewelry. Washed up on our beaches, every 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 light coating of varnish to protect the brooch as well as reduce the chance of the plastics breaking down further. All of the plastics we collect are at different stages of deterioration and consequently 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 our creations.
Why Do You Make Brooches from Man-made Marine Debris?
Deliberately used in making this statement brooch are materials which threaten our environment. We make each piece in a creative way to act as a vehicle for carrying a message as well as educating. 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 frayed pieces of nylon rope, fishing line and hard plastics. We have used a water based glue to attach our pieces.
Length: 11.5cm / 4 1/2″
Width: At the widest point of the white, hard plastic. 2.5 cm / 1″
Findings: New metal clip