Supporting a small, creative business
MEET THE MAKER
Victoria is an artist, teacher and designer. Her first job was working weekends in a jewellery shop. Where she made jewellery and taught workshops. She attended University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geography. This is where her interest in supply chains and sustainability originated. Since then, she has travelled and lived abroad, teaching workshops and selling her unique jewellery around the world to those that have a passion for conscious creations and sustainable style.
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BEHIND THE SCENES
Used aluminum coffee pods are collected from the community, carefully cleaned and transformed to feature in a range of unique jewellery. Each piece is handcrafted and saves these coffee pods for reaching landfill – so your support really does make a difference.
Aluminium is a wonderful metal as it doesn’t tarnish, is hypoallergenic and lightweight. This makes it perfect for stylish and sustainable jewellery. Alongside aluminium other materials commonly found in jewellery are used but through my partnership with Ecologi, I choose to purchase carbon offsets to make up for any emissions caused by the production and transportation of these materials.
My designs are not mass produced. Each item is handmade. There are many parts to the process and it takes a long time. However I love what I do and I feel passionately about why I do it.
Coffee Pod Creations has now partnered with Ecologi to support community projects and reforestation.
Ecologi helps people and companies offset their carbon emissions through a range of climate action projects. Every online order will lead to one tree being planted in reforestation projections around the globe. These projects meet the highest criteria in terms of climate action and have been certified “Gold Standard” or Verified Carbon Standard.
If we all work to support all these small campaigns at the same time, we can make a huge impact.
As Coffee Pod Creations grows, so too will the amount of trees we plant with Ecologi.
Coffee Pod Creations vision
ARE ITEMS HYPOALLERGENIC?
Whilst each piece has parts of an aluminum coffee pod (which is hypoallergnic), I do need to add extra parts e.g. earring hooks, clasps, chain etc.
Earring studs are made from 304 stainless steel. 304 grade stainless steel is safe, surgical grade and tarnish resistant metal. It is an excellent material for use in jewellery as it's low risk for allergic reactions. It's generally considered hypoallergenic for most people.
Necklace chains and other accessories are either silver or gold plated and are lead and nickle free.
As each design is slightly different, check the individual product description before buying.
DO YOU NEED COFFEE PODS?
I do not own or use a Nespresso Coffee Machine. Instead I collect capsules from my local community, therefore stopping them from entering landfill.
I now have quite a few 'suppliers' of discarded pods, and at present do not need any more.
Get in touch if you live in Hill Head, Stubbington, Lee-on-Solent or Petersfield as I can offer local delivery.
I CAN'T FIND ALL OF YOUR DESIGNS ON YOUR WEBSITE
All items are handmade in small batches and sometimes only for particular events. Please send me an email if you're after something specific.
WHY BUY UPCYCLED ITEMS?
Here are my top 6 reasons for choosing something upcycled
Takes us a step closer to a green planet.
Upcycled products have unique designs and patterns.
Allows materials to be used to their fullest potential.
Promotes new age craftsmanship and creativity.
Helps support small local businesses and communities.
Minimises the use of new and natural resources and often saves items from reaching landfill.