Re-useable jewellery

Yearly, around 7 million tonnes of building waste materials are sent to waste disposal. My product enables me to counter that, being a fashionable clothing accessory, that incorporates a bottle cap opener. This product could be manufactured with waste products, such as stone, metals or wood. As fashion goes through seasons, it incorporates a overhang, which can be used to take off beer bottle caps, which saves other products from being manufactured. It may also be an accessory which could be put on necklaces. Rings are also very easy to design, meaning new designs could be manufactered constantly. 
What do you think?

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Lynn Wood @ 2021.06.04 12:47 PM

Useful jewellery looks like a very practical idea that could be fashionable. This idea posted by our IdeaSpies Artistic Editor may be helpful in your thinking.

Gillian Corban @ 2021.06.04 12:09 PM
This is a good idea and we need more people like you having ideas to make things to be novel and have various uses. Rings need to be designed with meaning as well as be beautiful. Everything we create needs to have a purpose- useful or aesthetic to justify using precious resources. Good on you.

Deyan Stamatov @ 2021.06.04 6:17 PM
I think an important thing about sustainable products, especially with items like jewelry or clothing is to ensure you don't take away from looks. This idea has sustainability but keeps a pretty good design that I wouldn't mind owning myself. Great job!

Gillian Corban @ 2021.06.11 3:10 AM
Great idea have you considered the sales channels you could sell through. Gillian

April Chepovskygold Harvey @ 2021.06.11 3:57 PM
I think it would be interesting to propose your idea to Plastic Bank.  David Katz heads that .

GreetingCardSalesman @ 2021.06.16 1:09 PM

I like the idea of useful wearables. 

Have you thought of other functions or other wearables? 7 Million tonnes is a lot of room for recycling ideas.

I would love it if my chemist purchased glasses had recycled plastic frames that I could interchange my lenses into.

R Hainsworth @ 2021.09.08 5:12 PM

Hi James, hope all is well with you and your family.

Congratulations on getting to this part of your MDP journey. Your project looks amazing and I hope that being part of the UpRising initiative has been rewarding and meaningful for you. 

As we wrap up the trial phase of the UpRising initiative and head towards the awards night in November I have a few quick questions.  If you could answer these in a comment below that would be so great. We want to understand how UpRising assisted you and also help us best prepare for next year's cohort of designers.

1.      What were two interesting things that you experienced or found as a result of being part of the UpRising? 

2.      How did UpRising help you with your project?

3.      What would you like to do with your project and what would help you get there?

4.      How did seeing other UpRising projects affect your designing and learning experience? 

5.      What would you like to see added to the UpRising initiative to better help next year's students?


One last thing, can you add in a ‘Start to Finish’ photo of your project? Stitch a photo of early drawing or prototype next to an image of your finished product and update your post with this image.

Congratulations once again and looking forward to seeing you in November. You have done an amazing job and we are very proud of the 2021 cohort. 

See you soon


R Hainsworth @ 2021.11.20 8:08 AM

Congratulations on all of your hard work this year and for being the first year 12 design students to be part of The UpRising.  The 8 judges have been busy going through all the major design projects to decide which projects should be awarded hundreds of dollars in seed funding and mentoring, to take their project to the next level. The judges have used a points system, 3 points for the project they felt was the most impressive, 2 points for a second outstanding project and 1 point for a project that really resonated with them. Three projects will be awarded Seed funding and mentoring 

  • First Place $1000 Seed funding

  • Second place 750

  • Third place 500

The winners will be assisted with the continued development of their project next year by the very cool company Nectir

We are holding an Awards night to announce the winners and we would love to have you all there. It’s online so you can join in from wherever you are. 6pm - 7pm Thursday evening 9th December. 

Click here to get your tickets. 

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Wishing you the best of luck with your final exams. Awards night is on the 9th December

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