Sunday, April 12, 2009

Recycled Vinyl Record "Stack of Books" Necklace

Today's Etsy item appeals to me on so many different levels. First, it's eco-friendly, because it's made from a reclaimed vinyl record. Second, it's a stack of books; I'm a librarian and a book lover. And third, it's gorgeous. I love the way it appears to be abstract, but at the same time you can instantly recognize it as a stack of books. And I love that the negative space (although I'm not sure if I'm using that art phrase/concept correctly) is as much a part of the piece as the actual physical portion.

This "stack of books" necklace, as well as several other intricate and geometric designs, all made from reclaimed vinyl records, comes from Etsy seller Aroha Silhouettes. The chains are sterling silver, and each listing tells the piece's specific dimensions, which I always find useful when it comes to jewelry. The book stack pictured above, for instance, is actually a "mini" version that measures about 2 x 2.4 inches at its widest points. There are larger book stack pieces as well. The stunning geometric design shown here to the right is a bold 3 x 3 inches.

And finally, each necklace comes in a reusable tin, which makes this wearable art even more perfect for gift giving and stocking stuffing....

What: Recycled Vinyl Record "Stack of Books" Necklace
Where: Aroha Silhouettes (an Etsy shop)
How much (as of today's post): varies from $30-50 (plus shipping)

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