Handcrafted Jewelry Incorporating Recycled Plastic, In New Spring Colors from Jenne Rayburn

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A Unique Selection of Handcrafted Jewelry in Vibrant Hues for Spring 2013, Featuring Colorful Statement Necklaces Constructed from Recycled Plastic Components Reclaimed from Plastic Shoes, Handmade By Jewelry Artist Jenne Rayburn.

Recycled Plastic Statement Necklaces Handcrafted Jewelry By Jenne Rayburn

Recycled Plastic Statement Necklaces By Jenne Rayburn

Statement necklaces for women who are trying to live a green lifestyle and give gifts that are not at the expense of the environment or the artists who make them.

Many women are trying to live a green lifestyle by consuming less, and are looking for ways to dress up and to give gifts that are not at the expense of the environment or the artists who make them. For Spring 2013 Jenne Rayburn introduces eco-friendly statement necklaces in bold new colors, made from recycled plastic reclaimed from plastic shoes.

Jenne came up with the idea for the collection after working on an interior design project for a shoe company. “I started to think a lot about the issue of recycling shoes,” said Jenne Rayburn, a metalsmith and the collection’s creator. “The number of shoe prototypes made every season for the review and testing of shoe designs is huge, and I started to collect old shoes and think abut how they could be repurposed to satisfy a functional need in an interior space.” That research process fortuitously lead to an idea for contemporary accessories, related to Jenne’s jewelry business, Jenne Rayburn Handcrafted Jewelry and Wearable Art. “I was looking for recycled shoes everywhere I went, and was thrilled to discover materials made from recycled plastic shoes, by women in Djenné, Mali.”

Pressed and twisted, then cut and woven, Jenne Rayburn constructs the plastic bits into multi-dimensional shapes, strung together using brass wire, to create dynamic jewelry accessories. These statement necklaces repurposed from recycled plastic are an accessory that instantly updates your ensemble, while keeping plastic out of our oceans and landfills. Conscientious and fashion savvy shoppers now have a another great option to support conservation.

Jenne Rayburn’s designs incorporate colorful loops, in light fresh spring colors, into full and fluid draping necklaces. Necklaces crafted from plastic buttons, swirled with a rainbow of color, look like a string of vibrantly swirled marbles. “Women often plan their wardrobes around their jewelry,” said Jenne Rayburn. “As you go from day to night, or from work to leisure, these bold contemporary accessories are a fashion asset that can always make you look and feel fabulous, and this jewelry also has a positive message.” Now available in earth-tone and jewel-tone color pallets.

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Jenne Rayburn is a Boston-based jewelry/textile artist who also studied interior design and architecture, and her work explores the convergence of architecture, design, technique and identity. Jenne is known for her designs combining vintage textiles, findings and components, with contemporary textile design. A graduate of the University of Washington where she studied metalsmithing and fiber arts, and of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a MS in Design, Jenne has been designing jewelry and accessories for over 20 years. Perpetual curiosity and a passion for experimentation resulted in her first jewelry collection made from etched copper and brilliantly colored enamel. Since then, Jenne has created six unique collections of jewelry and fashion accessories that combine careful workmanship with unique materials and designs. It is her hope that the wearers of her pieces will find joy in a delightful artistic statement, and also something that enhances their individuality and confidence. Her work is suitable for wedding jewelry and is carried in local galleries and online. Please visit http://www.jennerayburn.com for Jenne Rayburn’s online flagship store. For wholesale information, please visit jennerayburn.com/wholesale.com

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