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Our blue stretch cord bracelet is complimented with a matching blue porcelain turtle bead on this super comfy and colorful bracelet. Our trash jewelry journey started with thousands of turtles on a beach in Costa Rica, so we feel like turtle bracelets should be part of our story. And a portion of our sales is always donated to conservation efforts - sign up for our monthly newsletter to see who and how much!

 

After struggling to find a solution to size-inclusive bracelets with a lower environmental footprint, we finally landed on a result that we're really proud of! We're taking discarded clothing (items like leggings and tights) and repurposing the fabric into our super comfortable stretch bracelets. From sourcing the fabrics to cutting to beading to braiding, each one of these bracelets is made completely by hand in our Midwest artist studio. 

 

Our bracelets are stretchy and adjustable, and although the actual bracelet size varies depending on the material, all of them can be as small as you want (just reknot and cut off the excess) or stretched to 12+". If you have concerns about one of our bracelets not being roomy enough, leave us a note in your order and we'll make sure to pick one with a larger circumference.

 

Because of the labor intensive process of this work and the uncertainty regarding sourcing of materials, these bracelets are made in small batches and have limited availability.

 

The plastic in my jewelry comes from beach plastic, street plastic, and leftover bits from my other recycled plastic jewelry. In many cases, there is no current method of recycling these plastics via traditional means.  All plastics are cleaned and sanitized before use.

 

Due to the handmade nature of these earrings and the materials used to create them, slight differences should be expected from pair to pair, and from the image shown to illustrate the earrings. Colors may look different in person than they appear on screen. This listing is for one pair of earrings, only. All other photos are included for size and material reference.

Sky Blue Recycled Stretch Cord Bracelet with Porcelain Turtle Bead

$16.00Price
Color: blue
  • These are considered costume jewelry and should be kept in dry areas when not being worn (so don't keep them in the bathroom or kitchen, don't go swimming in them, don't wear them while dancing in the rain, etc.). Spraying chemicals on or near costume jewelry may speed up the "antiquing" of metal - for instance, perfumes, hair spray, make-up setting sprays.

    A portion of our proceeds are donated to environmental conservation efforts. We donate a minimum of $1,000 per year to Ocean Conservancy as part of their Business Champions for Sea Change Program. We also donate $1 to Mangrove Action Project for each package we ship. The sale of these pieces also helps to fund the direct clean-up of thousands of pieces and pounds of plastic trash, as well as helping to fund environmental education efforts.

    Please see our page on sustainability for information on how you can return your old or worn out Hey Lola jewelry to us for recycling.