Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fused Plastic Bag Eco Jewelry

Some eco jewelry artisans are just outstanding. They make lovely jewelry out of stuff we throw away. I've featured some in my past post Jewelry from Recycled Plastic Bags before. Here are a couple more artisans I much admire who make gorgeous jewelry from humble plastic grocery bags.

Emily Grace and the Yellow Suitcase
Emily is a San Diego based artisan who truly delivers on the challenge of making something beautiful from trash. The petals of her Triple Orchid necklace shown above were made from pink bubble wrap fused over pewter colored shopping bags which were then hand stitched to metal.

True to her recycle and reuse ideals, Emily made this lovely Lily Necklace with her signature fused plastic bag flower adding beads from old jewelry.  Her cranberry and pink earrings were inspired by peacock feathers.


Cynthia Del Guidice
This Argentinian artisan transforms plastic bags into understated beauties!


She fuses pieces of plastic bags into free form shapes to resemble flowers. Below left are the matching earrings for the necklace shown above.



Cynthia is also an accomplished metal smith so check out her store as well as her blog for her latest news.

More past awesome plastic jewelry designers :
Amazing jewelry made from polypropylene plastic
Jewelry from Barbie doll parts

Via

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8 comments :

Willi said...

Wow - amazing is correct! Beautiful work and designs.

Paper Demon Jewelry on Etsy said...

Wow, I'm so inspired!

Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry said...

What beautiful work from recycled "junk".
-Stephanie

cheap logo design said...

This is a great way to re-use plastic bags. And, as Homemade Mamas points out, these bibs “are practically free to make, and would be great to throw in your diaper bag. And if you accidentally leave it somewhere, no big deal!” (Via Recycled Crafts)

The Beading Gem said...

Thanks for the tip about bibs made from fused plastic bags. Here is the URL to make the bibs :
http://www.homemademamas.net/2010/02/fused-plastic-bib.html

And here is the tutorial on how to fuse plastic bags :
http://www.homemademamas.net/2010/02/how-to-fuse-grocery-bags.html

Anonymous said...

Loved the color scheme's in this jewelry, it seems like it would be a good fit with one of my fav stores, www.whatissuitetabu.com - you should visit

Divya N said...

the stitched ones (necklace & earrings) are exceptional

Almost Precious said...

Thanks Pearl, I'm certainly learning that there is much one can do with the humble plastic bag.
It is still hard to believe that those fantastic flowers began their creation as little more than plastic bubble wrap and plastic bags. I'll definitely check out the tutorial link that you've posted in you comment.
Thanks so much for providing your readers with so many great ideas and inspirations...though there are times when I leave your site and feel like my brain is on overload. But that's not bad, right? :)

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