'Rubbish Jewelry' by Hollie Paxton takes items that would normally be discarded without a second thought and turns them into precious jewelry. Paxton makes her jewelry from precious metals, recreating items like gum wrappers and receipts.
The jewelry is crumpled up and folded just like it was a piece of trash that has been discarded. If the forms of these brooches and earrings were not made with gold and silver, it would be entirely convincing that they were actual pieces rescued from the trash.
These statement pieces challenge people to wear forms that have no value. However, these precious pieces are carefully enamelled by Paxton and are definitely meant to be treasured. Paxton's 'Rubbish Jewelry' is unconventional, and causes you to think twice on which items you assign value to.