Heather Skowood Contemporary Jewelry

Recycled + Reclaimed Materials in Jewelry

As environmental awareness grows into a more urgent concern for our society, we are examining our impact on the natural environment as well as the impact on our health and personal environment more and more. As a result we are beginning to rethink how we approach everything we do in our lives to make our impact less wasteful, more sustainable and healthy. Our jewelry making practices should not be excluded.

The jewelry you see here is the result of Heather rethinking her jewelry studio practices and wanting to make them safer for herself + the environment. This new approach is leading to the use of many new materials and ways of working. If you have a question about something you see give a shout, Heather would love to here what you think!

Heather's book "Jewelry From Found Objects" being published by Stackpole Books is due to hit bookstores and Amazon this spring. For those of you who are hearing about this for the 1st time the book focuses on the use of found objects, recycled and reclaimed materials in jewelry. The book includes jewelry made by me as well as artists from around the world who use unconventional materials to make their jewelry. It also includes some simple step-by-step instructions on the use of cold connections to create jewelry without a torch plus helpful tips on sourcing materials. Stay tuned for the book release date. You can pre-order your copy on Amazon here.