Based in Atlanta, Hazel Studsill of HJ Designs is a jewelry maker, artist and designer. Her jewelry is made using a variety of materials, including the traditional gold and silver, but she has recently branched into upcylcling materials like plastics into new and beautiful things. Recently, I helped her use laser cutting in an upcycling project which turned used acrylic into beautiful lighting.
In this interview, Hazel talks about her inspiration, her techniques, and more.
Of her inspiration, Hazel says:
I've been a member of the Surfrider Foundation for about a year. I've been aware of the beach cleanup that is trying to happen. As well as the big plastic collection that happens over in the Pacific, that big channel where the plastic is starting to collect and build itself its own little island. So I'm working on a series of necklaces right now that incorporate both Sterling as well as Plexiglas to bring awareness towards that. A portion of the sales will go to the Surfrider Foundation.
About working with Big Blue Saw, Hazel remarked:
It was great working with you; you were more than accommodating where others were not.