First, I would like to say thank you to Pella of Pella's Unique for the opportunity
to wear and critique her beautiful jewelry. She sent me a few necklaces, all recycled:
a rubber tube and silk ribbon necklace, and a pendant necklace
with two chains that can be interchanged.
I am so pleased because necklaces are all I really wear when it come to jewelry.
All of her pieces are recycled from found, antique and mundane objects.
recycled choker necklace of rubber tubing and purple silk ribbon with egyption clasp
They are beautiful; made in a simple form, that, I came to find, would accentuate any woman's style. From simple to boho, elegant to downtown, Pella's *unique* jewelry is an affordable one-of-a-kind option to suit all varying forms of style. My favorite, shown above, seemed to fit my style the best. Although it is shown in a bright purple, it seems to go well with most of my ensembles, which, as many know, happen to run the gamut of styles. It's got a natural, coo-girl vibe. And yes, that IS me.
back side of recycled vinyl record pendant on recycled plastic chain
I love that I am able to change out the chains for the pendant, which, made of a recycled piece of a vinyl record, can be worn showing the hand painted design or backward to show the elegance, shine and coolness of the tiny ripples on the record, as shown above. Below is the painted side, worn with both options of chains, which are made from recycled plastic.
painted side of vinyl record pendant
The hand painted piece of vinyl record is really cool, unique and of course it is one-of-a-kind.
The hand painting makes it feel so personal. I think it would be great if you could ask for custom designs. I can also envision the pieces cut into other shapes, like crescents, lighting bolts or even astrological signs. But I am not certain how difficult it is to cut the vinyl, so I shouldn't act like it is some extremely easy task. That is why I leave the jewelry-making to experts.
both recycled-plastic beaded chains (black and white)
I really love the look of the plastic bead chains. They are small and matte; cool and versatile, even on their own, as shown above. I found that I like wearing the chains on their own with a more elaborate outfit or with something that maybe doesn't really need a necklace or any jewelry.
I want to thank Pella and her team again for the opportunity to wear and critique her unique art. Getting this opportunity came during a time where a lot of doors felt closed shut, for me and at about the time I was notified that I would get this unique opportunity, a lot of doors began to open. I will always cherish these pieces and when I look at them I will remember that when things start to look down, you never know what wonderful experience is just around the corner.
Please take a moment to browse her jewelry and keep your eyes open for more and more of her designs and art becoming known.