I'm always constantly looking for new interesting/unexpected metarials to use in my designs to make them even more unique. So far fabric, paper, paint, industrial felt, silk rods etc. were in the details of my jewelry work. My last favorite one is 'fused plastic'. I did some other form of art pieces with this technique, but didn't really use it in my jewelry designs. I usually play with the plastic shopping bags, because they are the most available ones in my home, and they are free and they are so ugly begging me to change them! ;)
Somehow, I just really like how plastic becomes something else, totally different, all deformed and ruffly... As you heat it, it also hardens when it cools, so it is durable too, and waterproof! My new necklace and brooch came out after that fun experiment; eco friendly, up-cycled, green, sophisticated, and elegant pieces made out of trash... :P
If you have art pieces that are made out of up-cycled or any different unexpected metarials, please put a link to the comments, I'd love to see them!
I'm originally from the beautiful city of Istanbul/Turkey. I've created all my life, I never want to stop. Jewelry designing has been my 'letting the energy go' outlet for the last 4-5 years. I'm strongly passionate about it, as I'm also passionate about dreaming,doodling,thinking about random things in life, being curious,people,reading,writing,photographing,nature,loving,not sleeping (insomnia yes!). You will find out about the rest little by little by each post in my blog.