The closest most women come to accessorizing with rubber bands is a wrist full of hair ties. Thankfully, international landscape architect and jewelry designer Christiane Diehl has provided more fabulous alternatives. Fashioned from recycled rubber bands and inner tubes, her line of necklaces, bracelets, and rings are definitely "wearable objects" that provide an interesting eco-twist on the classics already found in your jewelry case.

Whether you're drawn to the dramatic choker or quirky cocktail ring, Diehl's designs are smart enough to wear to work or a night out on the town; either way you're covered with a tested conversation starter.Check them out at

Story by Nicole Zerillo. This article originally appeared in Plenty in February 2008. This story was added to

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