If you appreciate creativity and are a sucker for eco-friendly fashion, this blog post is sure to tickle your attention. The beautiful jewelery that you can find here is recycled out of stuff that’s usually waste once it is used. But Argentinean-born designer put the useless harsh crap to sustainable use and makes soft, feminine and gorgeous hand-made jewelery that’s delicate on one hand and durable on the other, thanks to the strength of raw material used, which can be anything from industrial waste, cutter pins, nuts, bolts, zippers, silk cord, fine silver mesh, etc.
Erica Corte is a New York based designer who believes in changing the simple hardware into an object of beauty by lending it an aesthetic touch. Her philosophy takes cues from the modern design based on the use of raw and recycled materials.
Erica is inspired from simple shapes and organic forms with clear understanding of strength and simplicity. The thought of using hardware components with industrial qualities to make fine jewelery kicked her curiosity hence she got to design these beautiful pieces.
The green factor
Wearing this jewelery you’ll do your bit to support the recycle movement to save the nature as the raw materials used to make this line of jewelery including clips, zippers, nuts, bolts or organic cotton and silk cords are being put on the reuse mission. Last but not the least, besides helping the nature, the recycled jewelery is absolutely harmless for your skin too!
The fab factor
Apart from being strong and durable thanks to the study raw material used, Erica’s jewelery collection is extremely beautiful, elegant and contemporary. The complete range can be viewed at Pratima Ayurvedi Spa in New York or at the Museum of Contemporary Artin San Diego.
The collection includes Erica Corte Atelier necklace made with recycled zippers, a necklace made with recycled metal cutter pins and recycled nuts over organic cotton and another fine neck piece made with recycled metallic balls, recycled metallic mesh, and organic ribbon.