To limit my waste, I turn my colourful textile offcuts into jewellery. I combine the embellished textiles with cement in plastic food packaging giving the resulting brooches a bold contrast of textures. These brooches are 50mm across and taper slightly to the front. Each unique brooch has a standard safety clasp back attached using epoxy resin.
There are several available in each colour but each one is unique. Please select which one you would like from the drop down or choose random for a surprise.
OPTIONS need to be removed manually. I endeavour to keep the listing up to date but should there be a double or even triple booking, the first purchaser will receive it and the other buyer(s) will be asked to choose again or offered a refund.
Because my work is concerned with the environment, I reuse clean packaging like tissue paper and padded envelopes. I can also wrap and send items as gifts directly with a note.
My work investigates change over time, not just eroding or decaying but new layers of growth, giving juxtapositions of structure and colour. Recent work highlights the issue of plastic pollution and the permanence of disposables through sculptures that combine embellished textiles and cement cast in plastic waste, inviting us to consider the packaging that we use and discard on a daily basis; objects that are so lightweight and seem so insignificant that we barely notice them. Naturally inspired textures emphasise the way our waste becomes subsumed into the natural world around us.
I create coastal inspired textures using a combination of embellishing and embroidery; blending a variety of recycled fabrics to create subtle variations in tone. These are stitched inside waste plastic to cast true to life pieces with cement giving a distinct contrast between the manmade structure of the packaging and the soft natural textures of the textiles.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Nerissa Cargill Thompson within 3 days of receiving payment.
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Returns & Shipping Policy
You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.
Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken; digital items.
Please note that if your order is being posted outside mainland UK, you (or the recipient) may have to pay customs or VAT charges and a handling fee. The seller is not responsible for any charges or fees that may incur.