This skeleton leaf contemporary jewellery cuff is made using the skeleton leaves from a rubber tree. I collect, dry and press the leaves, heat the acrylic and press the leaves into the surface. I then use them like a stencil to apply the colours. The skeleton leaf is then peeled off to reveal the design. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic I developed myself. I call it ‘fossilised plastic’ due to the fine detail which it is possible to capture on the embossed surface so they are similar to fossils.
For the subject I choose quite ordinary plants and weeds, as well as textiles I hope that the wearer will not only enjoy them as jewellery but also review their appreciation of the natural world. I set out to create a marriage between the industrial and the organic. I want to create a feeling of celebration between material and subject. Made from 100% recycled plastic.
HANDMADE IN UK
45mm x 190 mm 5mm