Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Recycled Statement

Remember the art piece that I really liked during my visit to REUSE 5.0 exposition a couple of months back? (previous post here) The one that had the following quote? "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it"? Well, the creative brain behind it, Ms. Jena Al-Awadhi who also happens to be a university students, has sent me these featured photos of her latest project of designing statement necklaces.

She has made three statement necklaces each representing a different material: metal, paper, plastic to promote recycling. The metal bib necklace is made entirely from scratch out of aluminum sheet for a base and then I attached nuts, bolts, nails and any scraps of metal she could get her hands on. The plastic is made out of legos and the paper bib necklace is made out of... well paper from magazines! Jena's collection was exhibited at an event at The Scientific Center to launch their first environment-friendly 3D IMAX film.

"I am obsessed with jewelry/accessories, especially statement necklaces! I'm planning on creating statement necklaces with a similar concept that could be wearable! And I plan on donating 50% of the proceeds to Bayt Abdullah Inshallah", expressed Jena.

I'm very proud to see such talent, enthusiasm, and commitment by a young Kuwaiti girl. Kudos Jena for setting a good example to your generation.  If you wish to contact Ms. Jena Al-Awadhi, you can send her an email at

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