Emma McFarline: Degree Show Collection

Jewelry designer Emma McFarline made several pieces incorporating corrugated cardboard rings, fragments of tags, and enamel pieces.

Cardboard is such a versatile and strong material, often used in sustainable product construction. I have seen it work really well in things like furniture, but was not sure how it could possibly come across as jewelry.

While you can still see the ruggedness and ‘cheap’ qualities of the cardboard, its placement alongside more valuable materials help to take it out of the context of the qualities of cardboard. In one piece, she mimics the corrugated lines in white gold. Overall, I think it makes for a more desirable and valuable product.

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