I created Nurdle in the Rough Jewelry to combine my love of protecting our oceans and making jewelry. All of my jewelry is handmade in Hawaii from ocean plastic and recycled sterling silver. Each piece will go on to spark conversation about ocean conservation. The plastic I remove from our coastlines will never become food for marine life, wash back to sea, or break up into smaller and smaller pieces. Instead of taking up space in our island landfill, the plastic is transformed into beautiful gems that will be cherished forever. I also donate 10% of my profits to Hawaii Wildlife Fund, a small-but-mighty local nonprofit that has removed over 400,000 pounds of ocean plastic from Hawaii's coastlines over the past 20 years.