Bling used to be gold and shiny, creating a glint that would immediately make people think “wow, that girl is swimming in money”. Well, now there’s a jewelry designer who’s making it possible for you to wear your riches in a different way.
Pieces from the banknote jewelry collection by Tine De Ruysser are actually created from old banknotes. With styles ranging from bracelets to necklaces to pins, the baubles are created from banknotes that have been folded into various patterns.
The designer has taken colorful currencies from around the world, including the US, South Africa, China, Argentina, Bhutan and Australia and has manipulated it to make it into beautiful pieces of wearable art. The Banknote Jewelry, as the makers suggest, is quite strong and it doesn’t rip or fall apart easily.
The banknotes are only folded and not damaged in any way: no cutting is used, nor is any glue applied. And if you decide to use currencies from countries like Australia, the polymer based notes even make the jewelry water proof. [Tine De Ruysser via Trend Hunter]