This piece is part a series of necklaces I made from coffee shop waste such as coffee cups, stir sticks, and coffee cup jackets. I created the series to bring to light the incredible amount of trash disposable coffee cups create.
Stirred Up is made from coffee stir sticks with a flexible metal wire running through the necklace making it possible to shape it to comfortably fit the curves of the wearers body.
Surprisingly, wooden coffee stir sticks are a unsustainable and virtually non-compostable product. Even more surprising: plastic stir sticks break down faster than wooden ones. Most stir sticks are made from birch trees, which do not grow at a quick enough rate to be sustainable, and their populations are being devastated solely by the production of stir sticks.
The piece is made to order please allow 1 month for delivery
The necklace comes with a plexiglass box/protective case, in which it can be stored in and displayed on a wall in your home as an art piece.
Materials: coffee stir sticks, sterling wire, permacel tape
Photos by Kitfox Valentin