Circuit board jewelry is second life for recycled hardware

Circuit board jewelry: Blue Bird and Blooms Broach

Recycled computer hardware is often melted down to extract its precious metal. But, some artisans give discarded circuit boards and old hard drives a second life as beautiful jewelry and amazing art.

This gallery showcases circuit board jewelry and art from The Blue Kraken. Her necklaces, pendants, earrings and belt buckles are a beautiful blend of recycled computer hardware, precious metals, and semiprecious stones.

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Photo credit: The Blue Kraken

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