Body Parts is the creation of objects and jewelry via the connection between humans and waste. The brand focuses on less consumption and sustainable manufacturing practices by utilizing what already exists. With these principles at the forefront, Body Parts jewelry is created from found, natural, up-cycled and reused materials.
Consumption and disposal of materials is a detrimental issue in our day-to-day as a society. By creating from waste and found materials, the brand aims to draw the line between waste and resource and to encourage reuse in the individual and the jewelry industry as a whole.
Body Parts designer Lindsey Antram is self taught and has been making jewelry from found objects since the start of Body Parts (then grey jays jewelry) in 2014. Her design and creation styles are rooted in minimizing harm to planet and enhancing the uniqueness of each material used. The brand is part of the Rejewel Collective, an international collaborative jewelry up-cycling service.
to design and create long-lasting jewelry that reduces our impact on the earth and stands in solidarity with people and planet.
Fluid design: Jewelry that stands out both in its look and design process. The brand steers away from seasonal trends to create pieces to last you through every chapter of life.
Circularity: A commitment not to reuse materials that contribute to the continuation of mass production, but to utilize waste as a resource and jewelry that contributes to a circular way of living.
Solidarity: Body Parts creates with the true stewards of the planet and sustainability in mind and works to give credit and act in solidarity as a brand and individuals.
Accountability: The brand believes that together through transparency, accountability and study we can all contribute to an equitable fashion industry and world.
Aside from our fine metal wire (learn more below) used for chain, ear wire and accents we use all found and repurposed materials in the creation of our jewelry. Much of our time is spent scouring city streets, gathering scrap from local businesses and searching for other discarded materials. We do not however pick up objects on a whim, we take only what we can use to make our pieces and properly dispose of any waste we cannot utilize as to not leave it as litter on the earth. We take the time to get to know the material from its history, social and environmental impacts and whether it can be repurposed in a safe and planet friendly way.
From aluminum cans picked up on the street and rubber fringe from a busted bungee cord found in a city alley to vintage brass sourced from a discarded fireplace frame and scrap hardwood from a soon to be thrown out chair, we are always looking for ways to keep things from the landfill and open societies eyes to the limb that is waste. You can learn more about the materials used and how to care for your Body Parts in our Product Care page.
We purchase and utilize Argentium Silver to accompany all Body Parts pieces. In 2019, we made the switch to Argentium as a more sustainable product that is both affordable to us and the customer. While silver is circular in that it can be recycled over and over, unfortunately there is no such thing as ethical mining. Mining silver ore (and any metals) has devastating impacts on the environment and the health of the workers mining it. Argentium is created from recycled silver that can be traced back to the source and uses approximately 5% of the resources and energy it takes to create new silver.
Other benefits of Argentium:
Hypoallergenic and antibacterial (no irritated ears)
Body Parts is based in Boise, Idaho and made up of founder and designer Lindsey Antram (she/her) and her life and business partner Mike Lambuth (he/him).