These brightly earrings from Fran Carter are made from repurposed plastic. They are light and mildly transparent but have very vibrant hues and a lovely vintage feel to the material. They hang on hand-made sterling silver studs. These drops are 69mm long in total. The studs are 15mm long.
The process Fran uses to make this colourful material is labour intensive and creates completely unique pieces every time. The plastic is made from used plastic gelato teaspoons that Fran collects from local outlets. She carefully cleans the spoons then puts them through a process that she has developed, where she can blend mixtures of colours and craft a new, wearable piece from the plastic sheet.
Mason & Collins are passionate supporters of handmade NZ jewellery. In our webstore you can find blisteringly hot contemporary jewellery that’s uncomplicated and made for everyday wear.
Our artists are all small scale artisan producers of quality jewellery in a range of styles and materials. Find your classic staples of solid sterling silver and gold rings, earrings and necklaces produced by amazing crafts people in small studios around NZ. Or be daring and bold, choose one-of-a-kind pieces that really capture your unique fashion sense. Recycled plastic, repurposed timbers, stone, bone and paua shell are a fun and topical addition to your jewellery collections. Our physical gallery based in our Wellington jewellery studio has more jewellery available so if you’re visiting Wellington or local to the city - pop on over and add to your bling with assistance from our wonderful staff.
Customisation available on request. Because all our jewellery is individually handmade no two pieces are identical.