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Iridescent Recycled Jewelry

Nespresso Capsules are a Component in Elaine Tan's Designs

— May 29, 2018 — Eco
Singapore-based artist Elaine Tan relies on Nespresso capsules and eco-friendly bioresin for the creation of her delicate recycled jewelry collection. Designed for Amado Gudek, the sustainable accessory line is given the name of 'Iridescent Creatures.' This not only is in reference to the mesmerizingly beautiful exterior of the product but it is also a hint at the primary inspiration for the recycled jewelry collection.

Elaine Tan seeks to relate the mystery and fascination of aquatic life. The recurring motif in the offering is the arrangement of Nespresso capsules to resemble the scales of a fish.

The recycled jewelry collection definitely contains a form of curiosity in its design. The project is commissioned by Nespresso Singapore as part of its sustainability campaign. Although the objects are not for sale, they can make a good source of inspiration for the jewelry artisan.
Trend Themes
1. Recycled Jewelry - The use of recycled materials in jewelry design presents opportunities for sustainable and eco-friendly accessories.
2. Eco-friendly Bioresin - The use of bioresin in jewelry production offers a more sustainable alternative to traditional materials.
3. Sustainability Campaigns - Sustainability-focused initiatives by brands can inspire and support innovative jewelry collections that align with eco-conscious consumers.
Industry Implications
1. Jewelry - The jewelry industry can embrace recycled materials and eco-friendly production methods to cater to the growing demand for sustainable accessories.
2. Coffee - Coffee brands and organizations can explore collaborations with jewelry designers to repurpose coffee-related waste into unique and stylish accessories.
3. Artisanal Crafts - Artisanal craft industries can incorporate recycled materials and sustainable practices to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces with a story behind them.
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