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Recycled Accessories by Christiane Diehl

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Nov 30, 2008   Updated: Aug 18 2011 • References: christianediehl.de and notcouture.notcot.org
Christiane Diehl is a jill-of-all trades; in addition to her line of recycled rubber jewelry, Diehl also dabbles in landscaping and photography.

The rubber used in Christiane Diehl's jewelry line comes from reclaimed bicycle tubes and air mattresses. Diehl cuts the rubber into tiny pieces and strings them together by hand.

In these pieces by Christiane Diehl, the rubber's properties appear transformed. I don't see an old bicycle tire, but a strip of grosgrain ribbon or delicate fringe fabric instead.

Implications - Christiane Diehl has an interesting story. The influences of her previous careers working in architecture, photography, and jewelry design are all evident in these designs. To see more of her work, click through our images or visit her official website.