Ventana Treefish Silver Beach Trash Pendant
These pendants are handmade exclusively for Ventana from pieces of plastic beach trash and recycled silver by skilled artisan, Kathleen Crabill of Nurdle in the Rough on the Big Island of Hawaii. The craftsmanship is outstanding and the pieces are stunning.
Kathleen grew up in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, which is where she fell in love with the ocean and everything living in it. Hours and days were spent in tide pools, nose to nose with sea cucumbers, brittle stars and urchins. She credits these creatures for propelling her along the path of becoming an artist with a focus on ethical metallurgy.
Colors tones and textures of the plastic will vary, but these come in a variety of color options.
In a short video, you can watch Kathleen go through some of the steps of crafting the first Ventana Treefish pendants:
We have found a kindred company in Nurdle in the Rough. All of Kathleen's jewelry is made from bits of plastic trash found on beaches, and the metals are 100% recycled.
Purchasing this pendant helps to support an environmentally innovative, woman-owned small business. And you are helping to fund vital work to protect our oceans. All metals are fair trade and recycled, and Nurdle in the Rough donates 10% of profits toward marine conservation. They even silkscreen their own packaging which is made using recycled materials.
The marine debris plastic used in the Ventana pendants, and in all Nurdle in the Rough pieces, is collected from Kamilo Beach on the Kau Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Due to heavy storm surge, strong currents and constant wind, Kamilo is a collection place for oceanic debris. Ancient Hawaiians would search Kamilo's shores for logs to use for canoes and, sometimes, for people lost at sea. In addition to wood and natural debris, Kamilo now receives many tons of plastic trash from ocean currents each year.
Wearing a Ventana pendant is all about loving the ocean and surfing. The Ventana Treefish has hidden meaning that speaks to this adventurous spirit.
Pick your color and order one today. Or order a few in different colors and wear them to match different outfits. We'll contact you immediately to ask what you would like engraved on the back (up to 10 characters), and the piece will be ready for you in 2-3 weeks!
Dimensions: 2" Long x 10/16" Wide x 1/8" Thick
Silver - 100% Recycled
Text engraving of up to 10 characters on the back
- Light Green
- Dark Green
- Light Blue
- Dark Blue