All the acrylic I use is made from 100% recycled materials. It is also free from volatile organic compounds and hydrofluorocarbon making it more environmentally friendly. It is important to me that I am not contributing to the increase of plastic waste but am doing something to re-purpose some of it. My work is not mass produced. Each piece is individually handmade using real flowers and leaves to create the designs. I collect, dry and press the leaves and flowers and then use them to create the designs using a process I developed. The leaves perish in the process so each piece is unique (as all leaves and flowers differ from all others - they are a memory of each individual leaf). I want to convey the narrative of nature claiming back the man-made so I confront the synthetic with the wild, by using plants, to produce beautiful and individual acrylic jewellery.