Surfing around the web this morning, I’m getting totally depressed reading about the amount of plastic crap that is choking our oceans. And seeing all the plastic crap that infiltrates my life everyday. It is so hard to avoid it! To lift my mood, I am finding inspiration from these necklaces that were created by designer, Barbara de Vries from plastic that she finds along the beaches of the Bahamas. Her website (which will soon be open to online shopping) can be found at: http://www.itsamanmadeworld.com/
Orange Cross Neck Piece – Not for Sale
Black Weave Necklace – $250.00 – Made from a segment of black grid
Turquoise Grid Neck Piece – $450.00 – Created from a turqoise blue crate that had been rolling around in the ocean for years and strung on found blue fisherman rope.
A percentage of the proceeds of these jewelry pieces will go towards the Cape Eleuthera Institute. An organization based in the Bahamas, which researches resource management and sustainability geared to marine and island life.
If this is your thing, more recycled plastic jewelry from the oceans can be found here.
And here are a couple of sites that are helpful for learning how to live with less plastic:
Fake Plastic Fish, The Rubbish Diet and My Zero Waste. This post was inspired by reading Plastic Pollution Coalition’s Facebook Fanpage.