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Process video This short loop video shows how cable waste is transformed into jewelry. The first step is hand weaving, followed by melting and cutting techniques.  
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Marble like necklace The discarded cables are transformed into a precious, “like marble”, looking surface. This is the base for a necklace, fine copper wires from inside the plastic tubes are crocheted into a chain. .  
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Marble pattern Throughout my research I developed different patterns. This pattern looks like marble and gives the Edelplast material a more precious look.
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We live in a fast lane consumer society where everyone buys gadgets, digital and technological stuff at a high speed rate. We desire the latest and newest gadgets and throw out the “outdated” ones. Cables are hard to recycle on an industrial level and therefor hardly recycled. Only the metals from within the cables are being reused. So, for my project, I focused on reinventing the plastic tubes from discarded cables.
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Cable waste equals bracelet For example: 400gr. cable waste = 1 bracelet With this I want to show the possible value of waste.
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EDELPLAST earrings €40 ‘barok’ model / large size 5 cm / black + blue and mint colour ORDER VIA E-MAIL –> contact page          
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EDELPLAST fotoshoot pictures by Laure Van Hijfte model Yaël Ricquier    
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Creating patterns An image of the pattern making process.
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Square necklace Black and white graphic piece, the small internet wires melted in the surface provide the green color and create the hanging system.
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EDELPLAST earrings €25 ‘Diamond’ model / small size 2cm long / black with pop colors blue and mint ORDER VIA E-MAIL –> contact page *EDELPLAST pieces are unique and handmade, the pair you order will not be an exact copy of the example
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