Eco

Looking for a material that would be eco-friendly, I came across a type of board made from recycled water bottles (240 water bottles per board!). I’m able to cut and carve this into shapes and then paint them--with metallic acrylics, mica powder, and lacquers. Some are finished with 23k gold leaf.



Cutting the eco material into cubes


Marking the center


Sculpting the shape at the grinding wheel


Pieces in progress


Drilling a place for the ear wire


Carving a “return” for the ear wire


The stages so far


Painting some of the pieces with 4 coats of lumiere or acrylic paints


Roxanne applying lacquer


Some painted pairs ready to be assembled


Robin’s egg blue with 23k goldleaf


A friend wearing a pair in citrine



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