This is one way to pick up the oil from the beaches of the oil spill. Shondra Leigh makes Tarball Jewelry are made from the tarballs collected off the beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana.
The tar in the “STAINED” collection is sealed under clear crystal quartz, a powerful stone revered throughout history and across cultures for its attributes of healing, harmony, balance, purification, and protection. Quartz is used in this collection with the hope that these attributes will enable and inspire us to focus more clearly on the objective of caring for our environment to create a healthier ecology for future generations. The tar and stones are encased in responsibly refined and recycled silver and/or gold. Recycled chains and repurposed leathers complete the design.
The “STAINED” collection’s creation is inspired by photographer Holt Webb of Vanishing America, who suggested using tar in a jewelry design to create awareness of the ongoing Gulf destruction. Go to www.vanishingamerica.net to see Holt’s documentation of the spill, the coast, and the people affected by the disaster. 20% of “STAINED” sales will be donated to further the artistic advocacy efforts of Vanishing America, and to aid some of the Gulf’s residents that Holt has befriended.
There is necklaces, pens, pendents rings, earrings. All are limited and no two are alike.
Well, this is one gift to those who don’t think that oil spills are a problem, for those who drive gas guzzlers, people that drive at the drop of a hat- interesting concept, maybe that is what we should have done with all the leftover oil, sent it to BP??