By Bronwen Gwillim.
"I make wearable, sculptural jewellery from recycled materials. Mimicking the effects of the sea, I work their surfaces till they feel natural in the hand, like a treasured pebble."
Statement necklace combining textures and mark making in grey with pops of yellow. Made from repurposed waste plastic and resin incorporating waste plastic dust. It is threaded onto waxed cotton cord with an adjustable fitting.
total pendants: H 12cm x W 8cm
max. drop of necklace (adjustable): 53cm
Bronwen makes statement jewellery and small boxes from recycled plastics, eco resins and cement that incorporates waste plastics. She imbues these soulless materials with character by working their surfaces till their colours soften and they feel natural in the hand. Using her skills as a jeweller, she hand cuts, carves, sets and finishes discarded plastics and turns them into something precious and unique. The shapes she uses reference those worn by the sea and allude to the fact that these ubiquitous and non-biodegradable materials will be sadly washing up on our beaches and in our rivers for many years to come.