It all started in February 2019, when I ran a workshop making jewellery out of recycled beer cans. Although the workshop was a success, I couldn't help thinking there must be a way to make a better quality product using recycled aluminum. This proved to be quite the challenge, but after a bit of trial and error I had an idea to back the aluminum with post consumer leather. The result was a high quality product that looked and felt great.
A lover of craft beer, I was inspired by the amazing artwork and label designs on the cans. So I decided to make the printed artwork the feature.
Soon after running the workshop I realised that I had a product that I could turn into a business. Just over a year later I launched ASTRID KARINA jewellery in the middle of a pandemic! A brand that combines jewellery design with a passion for sustainability and a love of great beer.
Every piece is handcrafted by me in my Melbourne studio from locally sourced sustainable materials, even the packaging!
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