Human Nature bracelet
Human Nature bracelet
Human Nature bracelet

Challenge 2021 | Elise Hoebeke

Human Nature bracelet

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Elise Hoebeke Belgium

Human Nature bracelet

Piece created for Challenge 2021 Jewelry and Nature

Materials brick, carnauba leaf wax

Size approx  72x72x1mm

 

When Elise thinks of nature in her living environment, she notices how Belgium is filled with buildings. Moreover, construction waste is a huge ecological problem. The familiar orange bricks have round cutouts inside of them, inviting to be enlarged into bracelets. The human scale dimensions of the stone allow Elise to file out a bangle that fits her personally. As a jewelry maker, she approaches the worthless clunky brick as a gemstone, which she crafts entirely by hand to connect with the material. The bracelets are similar to leaves: repeated but unique. They will eventually break while wearing, just as leaves decay.

 

(The bracelet is not made for daily use - it is also an object to cherish. The material is fragile.)