Image from maria bellucci
We love jewellery at TreeHugger: But there is jewellery and there is jewellery. Here's a wild and wacky look at some of the more "unique" offerings around. You may not always want to wear a brooch made out of coloured pencils (see image above) or a necklace made out of driftwood or salmon skin....but for that special occasion, here are some ideas.
1. Coloured Pencils
Maria Bellucci was a theatre costume designer which may explain her sense of colour and adventure. And use of cheap materials to make something dramatic looking. In her work she uses thin thin sheets of silver and coloured pencils. For some pieces she slices the length of the pencil and uses the tops, in other pieces she cuts sideways and uses the length. She makes bracelets, rings, cuff links and brooches.
2. Regular Pencils
If coloured pencils aren't your thing, or you prefer a more minimalist look, then Gemma Holt is your girl. She makes jewellery out of pencils which are glued together. The necklace and bangle are created from black regulation pencils. The artist has created her own hallmark on them (pictured). Not content with pencils, she has also re-sculpted the ubiquitous BIC pen so that it bulges into a tulip bulb at the top. She likes to play with the everyday items and reveal something unique about the objects we take for granted.