Jewelry designer Ambre France has several unusual collections of jewelry. One of my favorite is her Cable Ties Collection in which she has turned the utilitarian device into rings, bracelets and earrings- even rings set with diamonds.
a Eur cable tie version of the ring:
Set with diamonds:
Available in sterling silver, silver plate, gold or gold-plate, the pieces look just like actual cable ties and in the case of an engagement or wedding ring, signify the everlasting (since we all know cable ties in reality can only be removed by cutting them).
In her limited edition "Plan B Kit" the cable tie engagement/ wedding ring comes in 18K (18ct) yellow gold, complete with a pair of gold plated tin snips.
Platinum and 9ct gold versions are also available.
In her own words:
The inspiration for my work is drawn from a variety of sources. I tend to reflect on intangible or conceptual aspects of the world and translate these into pieces of work. Primarily, I enjoy the process of subverting a range of materials that then become tools in which to highlight my artistic concepts. This, at present has manifested itself into the realm of jewellery.You can order directly from her site where her pieces are made to order and available in either sterling silver, gold-plate, sterling silver or all gold.
Giving the audience an option to interact with the piece and ‘make it their own’ has also played an integral part in the relationship I have with the pieces. They are no longer completely mine and I enjoy the interaction the work has with each new audience.
My aim is to create work that in many ways makes us look at our surroundings and the objects that inhabit it, and then look again. The fascination I have developed between playing around with the conventional meanings of certain objects and our relationship with them is a constant driving force behind my work.
Or you can buy her sterling silver cable tie rings and bracelets online here at Jewel Thief
Make sure you visit her site so you can see all of her unusual work.