Recycled plastic bottles can be used to make jewelry. How good they are as design pieces depends on the artistic creativity of the artisans who use them.
|Plastic Gold : Ziurla Necklace|
The charity helps displaced Saharawis or Sahrawis living in refugee camps in Algeria to "tell their own story, promote their own culture and earn a living through the arts. "
She developed a unique technique to convert recycled plastic bottles into astonishingly good faux gold jewelry. The method has to be simple because there aren't a whole lot of resources available to make jewelry at the camps. The plastic bottles are easily collected from the litter around the camps. The jewelry makers need only hot sand, pigment, nails and wooden boards.
|Back of Ziurla necklace|
|Plastic Gold : Mutemesel Necklace|
|Plastic Gold : Deroline Necklace|
|Plastic Gold : Hot Sand Technique|
|Working with hot sand|
|Saharawi women at work making jewelry|
The pieces you see here are Florie's designs. She is currently looking for retailers to sell and thus launch the production with the Saharawis. If you are an interested shop owner or know of one, please contact Florie through her website.
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