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Sydney artist Grace Huie Robbins had been scavenging Sydney’s inner west for fallen graffiti for almost a year before she ever thought of creating jewellery from the old paint.

“I looked anywhere that has street art that is regularly painted over.” she said. “Like big outdoor murals in parks, alleys and skate parks”

Thin layers of spray paint have built up over time, fossilising into a unique, sustainable material for the designer to work with.

“I started playing around with digging into it and sanding it to create different patterns and textures with the layers, creating little objects out of each piece”

Every piece of Graffiti Ore jewellery is hand crafted by Grace in her Marrickville studio and set in resin on recycled sterling silver findings.

www.graffitiore.com or www. hypmotive.com/author/graffitiore