Hazel Studstill of HJ Designs is an accomplished metal smith always on the lookout for good ideas.  Her Plexi Series collection though came out through her commitment to recycle, reuse and reduce.

She was at a store once where some Plexiglas signage was about to be tossed out.  She rescued it and began experimenting on turning it into jewelry.

What she does to transform this otherwise bland industrial material  into distinctive designs included hand cutting, sanding, heat forming and finally combining with steel, precious metals and gemstones. 

Hazel's Plexi Geodes necklaces are as the name implies, inspired from real gemstone geodes. She explained, " My love of geodes goes back to a childhood vacation “Out West”. I watched a rock hound break open a craggy geode to reveal the sparkle inside!"  Combined with either gold leaf or silver, the hand-carved Plexi "gems" sure do have a sparkle of their own.

Her contemporary styled Plexi Cuffs also has that glittery look about them for contemporary chic!


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