Lovely Luxe Jewelry Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

Lovely Luxe Jewelry Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World.

From website: “Another design which caught our attention earlier this year at the London Design Festival was this incredible design by Florie Salnot at RCA’s Sustain show. Salnot spent time working in Saharawi refugee camps and developed an easy and low-tech method of creating intricate, luxe-looking jewelry from plastic waste. All handmade, Salnot’s process consists of three stages: first a plastic bottle is shaved into thin strips using a handheld cutting device; then the plastic strips are wound round a pin board into the desired pattern; and finally the pin board is immersed in hot sand which causes the plastic to shrink and harden around the pins. The technique makes use of natural resources and waste materials to generate a desirable end-product while creating a source of income for the women of the refugee camps.”

        

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About lorifellows

Lori Fellows lives with her low maintenance husband and high maintenance cat. When she's not designing plastic bag beads and wire work projects, you'll probably find her working in her greenhouse or making bread and pizza in her outdoor earth oven.
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