450 years guaranteed is made from recycled HDPE plastic milk bottles melted and moulded into hexagonal units that connect together, offering an infinite number of pattern possibilities. Inspired by amber and its longevity, each unit has organic matter preserved inside and is intended as a future fossil carrying information on to future generations.
       
     
 Consumption is the outcome of a project investigating our complex relationship with objects and how we use them to re-affirm our identity.
       
     
 For my jewellery work I wanted to create something personal using basic, traditional techniques, in order to maintain the relationship between material, maker and owner.
       
     
 This triptych illustrates three potential  outcomes were we to continue on our path of linear consumption. They were designed to accompany 450 Years Guaranteed, expressing the concept visually rather than literally.