Ghost fishing is a term used for when marine life gets tangled up in discarded fishing nets and nylon lines. Usually, this is terminal, yet it doesn’t have to be this way; methods can change and we can support local fishermen. This range of jewellery highlights the current plight of our oceans and pleads for an awareness of industrial fishing techniques and the world-wide overflow of detritus and flotsam. Sea twine found washed up on nearby beaches is twisted into a hand-made braid, then hooked with a porcelain fish. Ovid once wrote ‘Where belief is painful we are slow to believe.’ Yet there is still time to learn, make changes, and cherish our beautiful planet and its extraordinary inhabitants.
Images: Robin Shelton Photography