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Jewelry to Offend Vegans

The Pig's Ear Bracelet

— November 20, 2008 — Fashion
They say you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, but just try telling that to artist Arthur Hash. His Pig’s Ear Bracelet is an interesting take on the inventive use of unusual materials for jewelry. The orange pillow bracelet is make from foam which is then dyed, and the cream one is, believe it or not, made from toilet paper and acrylic.

Another artist, Jim Cotter, makes jewelry out of ‘alternative’ materials like stone, concrete, and stainless steel.

It seems the creative mind never rests, nor runs out of ideas for the new and unique.
Trend Themes
1. Unconventional Material Jewelry - Artists like Arthur Hash and Jim Cotter are pushing the boundaries of jewelry by using unconventional materials like foam, toilet paper, stone, concrete, and stainless steel.
2. Sustainable Jewelry - In response to the Pig's Ear Bracelet, there is an opportunity for designers and jewelers to create sustainable and vegan-friendly alternatives made from eco-friendly and cruelty-free materials.
3. Creative Artistic Adaptation - The use of inventive materials in jewelry-making suggests a trend of artists and designers adapting unconventional materials to create unique, thought-provoking pieces of wearable art.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion and Accessories - The fashion and accessories industry can explore new opportunities for innovative and unconventional jewelry materials that cater to diverse consumer demands.
2. Sustainability and Ethical Fashion - The sustainability and ethical fashion industry can capitalize on the demand for cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly jewelry options by promoting and creating jewelry made from eco-conscious materials.
3. Art and Design - The art and design industry can embrace the trend of using unconventional materials in jewelry as a form of creative expression, pushing the boundaries of traditional jewelry-making techniques.
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