Jewelry Made From Stone, Resin, and Plastic Trash
Most of Mexican designer Poleta Rodete‘s jewelry is made from granite or marble set into custom, architectural silver mounts. Even when she’s cut it into geometric shapes, Rodete leaves the stone rough-edged and raw. Her special collection for the Mexico City design gallery Ángulo Cero also appears to be composed of elements scavenged from nature — the kind of plastic or glass bits you sometimes find washed up on the shore — yet Rodete has fabricated the pieces from scratch, simulating beach trash by mixing limestone, marble, granite, epoxy resin, and plastic waste to create an entirely new material she calls a Plastiglomerate. We’ve posted some of our favorite pieces from the collection below, but you can visit Ángulo Cero’s website to purchase them or check out some of the other Latin American designers and artists (including our perennial favorites, Panorámica) in the gallery’s stable.