Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Meters Collection’ to mark the coming of smart meters: free to enter jewellery competition

If you didn’t already know, every home in Great Britain between now and 2020 will be offered the opportunity to upgrade to gas and electricity smart meters. This means that over 53 million new meters will be installed in homes up and down the country.

To mark the coming of the control that smart meters bring, three lovely bloggers have taken the inner workings of an old analogue electricity meter and working with North London boutique jeweller, Tomfoolery have up-cycled the components into stylish pieces of jewellery. The Meters Collection!

The Meters Collection’ to mark the coming of smart meters: free to enter jewellery competition
Your energy supplier installs the new technology at no extra cost. Smart meters come with a portable in-home display that shows you in near real time how much energy you are using and the true cost in a language that we all understand, pounds and pence. The smart meter sends your meter readings to your supplier meaning no more estimated bills, you pay exactly for what you use.

You can see the pieces created by Fresh & Fearless, Taislany and Tales of a Pale Face below. Now here is the good part, each blogger has five pieces of their creation to give away to their readers. All that you have to do is pop over to their blog, tell them one of the benefits of smart meters (hint, look at the previous paragraph) and you’ll be entered into the draw, and just in time for Christmas.

The Meters Collection’ to mark the coming of smart meters: free to enter jewellery competition
The Meters Collection’ to mark the coming of smart meters: free to enter jewellery competition
Tales of a Pale Face click here to win with Kat
Taislany click here to win with Taislany
Fresh & Fearless click here to win with Aftab.

When analogue energy meters are upgraded to smart meters it is done by specially trained engineers and they are taken away and their parts recycled. This one-off jewellery project has been done under safe and controlled conditions using meters that have already been removed from homes. This should not be replicated at home!

What do you think of the jewellery that has been created?




*this post has been written by Beautykinguk

17 comments:

  1. That's amazing and so creative. Loving the styles of the jewelry :)

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  2. Very funky and original. I do like a bit of upcycling.

    Will be so glad when we get a smart meter installed, seems so much easier.

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  3. What a creative way to upcycle the meters! I look forward to getting a smart meter.

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  4. Thanks for sharing doll!

    Kisses & Happy Wednesday,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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  5. Oh wow, how creative! Love the choker! We've had a smart meter the past few years, it's a lot easier!

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  6. We've just had smart meters installed. I forever looking at what we're using and turning things off.

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  7. That's an interesting way to make jewellery, using parts from a smart meter. Very creative

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  8. I think that is such an exciting innovation and they look fab! I am living for this upcycling movement!

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  9. that's a great idea to measure what we are spending and the pollution that we are causing, so it's great to save energy and money! The contest is really cool! What a lovely idea! I love the jewels they have created, they look really unique and modern :) x

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  10. The jewellery is very cool. I always give readings and pay for what I use - smart meters will make that so much easier!

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  11. We were one of the first to get smart meters and we love it. The jewellery range looks fab

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  12. Oh my goodness I’ve never seen anything like this! How fab

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  13. I've got smart readers. The jewellery is very creative x

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  14. How quirky! The jewellery is really interesting, something that will definitely stand out from the crowd :)

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  15. I love this take on the jewellery and I must get this appointment booked in

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  16. I love these, very creative. We had smart meters installed a couple of weeks ago x

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  17. I love the piece of to the far left and love the idea behind it. Xx

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