Monday, January 7, 2013

Upcycled Plastic - Rachel Darbourne Jewelry

Designing jewelry from
recycled plastic is what 
Rachel Darbourne does well.
With creative thought this artist designs
upcycled, innovative pieces that look
 more like paper or silk than plastic.
But they're not paper nor fabric,
they are made from
100% recycled polyethylene
 (the plastic found in supermarket bags 
and other packaging).
These pieces are appealing with their concentric
circles of different sizes and (sometimes) colors.
Who knew that a simple object like plastic
could be elevated into works of art?


In her hands this used packaging material
is repurposed into remarkable and colorful jewelry
that proves upcycling can be synonymous with
beautiful and inspired handcrafted work.

Be sure to visit Rachel Darbourne's website
to see more of this innovative work.

1 comment:

  1. How on earth did you do that amazing pieces? Who would have thought that it's actually made of plastic? They are so beautiful! Love it!


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