I think everyone agrees that too much plastic packaging material is used. But I guess the vegetable department is the biggest culprit, by FAR. The amount of plastic bags used there is ridiculous! I mean, your cauliflower doesn't need a plastic bag and you can easily stick the sticker on a piece of ginger.
But it is exactly these plastic bags that I use to take a new direction for my new jewelry collection.
I manipulate these bags into a ball. This ball is a symbol for our earth, a planet that will break if we are not careful.
I covered this shape with gold leaf. Which in turn symbolizes (for me) gratitude and a good life. Because as long as we still see the sun rise every day, we live.
The inside of the sphere is covered with enamel lacquer that represents the universe for me. Without the earth there is no universe for us to experience. And let's be honest, that's where magic happens.
18k gold leaf
Gold plated (on silver) necklace
The necklace will be sent in a carton box in a cotton reusable bag