Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Earth Day 2012

One of my favorite holidays is coming...Earth Day! 
I love that there's a day dedicated to the Earth (even though I think everyday should be) so I decided to make a piece of jewelry to honor this. 
Actually 30 pieces, but we'll get to that.

I wanted this piece to be as eco-friendly as possible and something that would remind people to do their part to keep the Earth clean.  I decided on an awareness ribbon bracelet made from recycled sterling silver, handmade paper beads (made from leftover wrapping paper), and 100% natural biodegradeable hemp. 

I mean, a person couldn't litter on the street or throw their recylables into the regular garbage while wearing this thing right?  It would be right there staring at them, making them feel guilty!!  :)

With my design down I was ready to begin working on my 30 pieces. I started by making the paper beads.  Mom contributed by sending me some leftover green wrapping paper.  I cut the paper into strips, glued, rolled, and sealed.  After a few days of drying they were ready to use.
In the meantime, I kept myself busy by sawing out 30 tiny ribbons and 30 tiny rectangles.  After many, many hours of sawing, filing, & trashing, they were ready for soldering.  Then I wove and wove and wove.  Finally, my 30 bracelets were finished!

These 30 pieces, along with work from an elite group of artists from The Artisan Group, will be combined to make up a fabulous gift bag for some of Hollywood's most high-profile environmentally concious celebrities including...
  Jeremy Piven, Tom Hanks, Bill Maher, Adrian Grenier, Kate Bosworth, P!nk, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dave Matthews, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Daryl Hannah, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Orlando Bloom, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Hartnett, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Alicia Silverstone, Courteney Cox, Cameron Diaz, KT Tunstall, Mark Ruffalo, and Edward Norton.

So yeah, I'm pretty excited for the opportunity to contribute to this event. 
I'm also beyond honored that my bracelets will be included with the work of these talented artists...

1 comment:

  1. Such a great post and a fantastic gift!
    A really amazing list of people to gift, I love your work, every time you show your new work, I am stunned! You are super talented!!