I posted a while back about my friend Barbara de Vries, who started creating amazing jewelry out of beach plastic. Quite a bit has happened since then and I want to share some of her progress with you. Barbara started experimenting with the plastic as an embellishment on clothing and scarves, and last year won a green design contest at Barneys for one of her beautiful tanks. The pieces are fantastic and have led to a collaboration with Loomstate (Rogan's Eco-Chic colleciton) to create a colorful collection of super fun and beach sexy tees to be sold at Barney's next Spring. I love them, and can't wait to get one...but which color??? I really love the blue, it's like the water just off her beach. For more photos and info on her process of creating 900 (!!!) hand made pieces, check out her blog http://itsamanmadeworld.wordpress.com.