Potatoes were the last things I thought of when I first saw Julie Usel's rings. Felt maybe. But these are indeed potatoes which have been carved, dried and colored. She is not the first person I have come across who makes potato jewelry - check out my past post on Spudz.

Image by Julie Usel
Granted, the jewelry is not for everyone. But it takes a creative mind to see beyond the ordinary. If one can do that, then making conventional jewelry will be easy!

Julie Usel is Swiss born with extensive training in jewelry design in Geneva and Florence. Last fall, she embarked on her Master's in metal smith work at the Royal College of Art in London, England.

Another design student is Yael Friedman whose vegetable jewelry is part of the "Thinking Hands" exhibit by the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem for Milan Design Week April 2011.

Now you have it - compostable jewelry!

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