Gallery: Kumvana Gomani Jewelry Made From Recycled Bottles

Kumvana Gomani, Swedish jewelry design, recycled plastic bottles jewelry, recycled soda pop jewelry, recycled jewelry, recycled accessories, greening contest, eco craft, eco chic accessories, recycled plastics, recycled materials

As we transition from winter to spring here in NYC, there is no doubt that we all are looking for signs of sparkly renewal and regeneration. Our Spring Greening Contest is certainly one way that we are sprucing up our abodes and the clutter in our lives by making things fresh and new again. One of the most impressive submissions we received for our DIY design contest was this eco sparkly recycled plastic jewelry by Kumvana Gomani. This innovative Swedish designer has found a a great way to turn recycled soda and water bottles into snowflakes and crystallized leaves that radiate green chic bling.

Nature and ice-patterns are definitely the inspiration for Kumvana Gomani’s designs, but we love that she looked no further than the trash in her kitchen to find resourceful ways to green her environs and personal style. The designer cleans, cuts, and then snips the washed plastic material into tiny snow flakes and leaf shapes that are then drilled with holes for their loops, hooks, or necklace chains. It is pretty amazing that everyday plastics can be transformed into delicate looking glass. It’s a greening process that looks and feels like alchemy and mindful craft magic.

At this moment, Kumvana is now running a VERY CLOSE second place in our Spring Greening Design Competition. If you love her work, vote her up now! Polls close Tuesday, so there are 3 days left to vote!


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  1. celita June 10, 2011 at 2:20 am


  2. Lynette Ashby April 12, 2009 at 10:29 am

    The artist’s job is to make you see. Ms. Gomani’s work reminds me of the bull’s head sculpture Picasso created from old bicycle parts. Her jewelry is exquisite and inspiring.

  3. Lynette Ashby April 12, 2009 at 10:25 am

    The artist\’s job is to make you see. Ms. Gomani\’s work reminds me of Picasso\’s transformation of bicycle parts into a sculpture of a bull\’s head: exquisite and inspiring.

  4. crackgerbal April 11, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I think that the idea of simply taking something that would have been thrown away and making it into something else is only going to postpone the useful life of the material, after which it will just have to be thrown away anyways.

    luckily these things are made from recyclable plastic bottles. But, just simply changing the use of the materials doesn’t change the chemical makeup. It is still a material that we should not have been consuming in the first place much less putting back into our environment.

    Not to mention, most people don’t want to wear trash. IT might be ok now because being green is a fad, but in the long run reusing trash doesn’t help, its still trash and its still not recyclable in that the useful life is only pushed back.

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