Circuit board jewelry is creative use for dead computer hardware

Circuit board tie tack

Dead computer hardware doesn't have to end up in the scrapheap. And, it really shouldn't considering the toxic materials and precious metals inside most computer equipment.

A few artists and craftspeople however, have found a unique way to breathe new life into dead computer hardware--jewelry.

This gallery showcases computer jewelry from Violets new Vintage and 2Roses Jewelry. From bracelets and cuff links made from circuit boards to necklaces and rings full of resistors, these beautiful, unique creations illustrate a very creative way to reuse old computer hardware.

Read an interview with the artists behind these amazing piece of jewelry in the TR Dojo blog.

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