Nick Feint is an artist committed to sustainability in business and every day life and has received awards for his conscious efforts to run a successful business model with a strong ethos to reuse and recycle. Nick's eco glass range is a product of this journey where he has developed a range of beautiful heirloom jewellery from discarded Bombay Sapphire bottles.
Based in the remote Golden Bay area of Nelson he is surrounded by national parks and lakes. The incredible beauty of this location has a deep impact on Nick's practice conceptually and can been seen in his delicate replications of native flora and fauna. It also provides constant motivation for him to honor the environment by creating jewellery in a way that celebrates the land without destroying it.
The process of turning discarded bottles onto jewellery is long and labor intensive. Each shape is carefully cut, kilned, sanded and crafted into being, check out these fantastic pics of his process.