Louise Hall provides the opportunity to recycle odd beads and chains.
Jewellery designer Louise Hall has launched a new recycling service in conjunction with LJW on website Lumoi.com.
The new, unique service aims to prevent their old and broken jewellery ending up in bins and landfills. People can collect their unwanted jewellery, odd beads and chains and send them to the company, where they will be recycled into Hall’s new designs.
In return for the items, Hall will issue discount vouchers for the jewellery on the site, which retails from bracelets at £8 to finer jewellery at around £200. The discount amount will depend on the value of the goods sent, but could range up to £50 for larger boxes.
Hall said: “It’s expensive to buy beads and metals. I want to change the way in which jewellery is designed, so we don’t have to use so many new materials.”
Eventually, Hall hopes that all designers will start looking to recycled materials as a viable option. She emphasised that her scheme is not a cash-for-gold service and she is not looking for people to send precious metals.
Ethical company Lumoi.com supplies responsible jewellery designs. Hall uses recycled silver and precious metal clay in her pieces.