Posts Tagged ‘acrylic’


clairelyClaire Requa describes the lighting designs for her company, Accents, as FUNKTIONAL. Utilizing the acrylic ‘scraps’ from her lighting designs, Claire has created a line of jewelry, aptly named…Clairely.

“What started five years ago as a single lamp shade in polypropylene inspired by classical chandeliers, has grown to become a collection of lamp shades in polypropylene and lighting fixtures in acrylic. The collection of products also include mirrors, cushions, mugs and more. So popular are the products that they have been available in various shops in over 20 countries.

Claire continues to create and develop her ideas, producing ever more new and exciting designs, with varying functions and purposes. The Claire de Lune Chandeliers are flat pack to minimize carbon footprint, and eco-friendly packing materials are used where possible. Even a line of jewellery was created as a side to use the excess acrylic – upcycled jewellery. And so it was that Clairely Jewellery was born.”

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jennifer merchantAlthough acrylics and magazines are not high end materials, in the hands of Jennifer Merchant they are transformed into jewelry that is carried in some very high end galleries throughout the country. “My journey began with a love of metals. I received a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in Metals and Jewelry. Due to the cost involved working in metal I chose to transition to alternative materials shortly after graduating. I now create exciting works that blur the line between art and fashion using acrylic layered around found imagery. I create innovative jewelry pieces with a fine art sensibility.”

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