These earrings were inspired by a natural phenomena that happens in the Arctic Ocean called Ice Blink. Light reflects off ice in the ocean and creates a glow in the horizon. Often seen at sea, These earrings are shaped like sales and the single-use plastic’s shiny surface catches and reflects the light beautifully. Each pair is hand-made, which means each will have its own unique color variances and relief stamps.
These earrings are made from single-use plastic, and sterling silver. Each earring measures 65mm x 28mm x 5mm.
For an entire year in 2018, I saved every piece of single-use plastic my household used; to-go cups, plastic bags, and clamshell containers. I wanted to see what I actually contribute and how long it would take me to repurpose and use this year's worth of plastic. Here it is, 2021, and I'm still working with the same collection of materials.
All work will be shipped using reused/recycled shipping materials.
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