Cat5 Earrings

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Made from real category 5 ethernet networking cable, each earring is approximately 1″ wide with a 2.25″ drop from the ear piercing.

MSRP: $12.00

Available from Fractalspin in the US

 

Microcontroller Tie Clip

Microcontrollers become neat tie clips! They are approximately 1″ x.25″, and will vary slightly from the photo. They are packaged on foam inside of a silver anti-static bag.

MSRP: $12.00
Available from Fractalspin

 

Limited Edition Jewelry Exclusively at Fractalspin


Here are some pieces I’ve designed for this holiday season, only available through Fractalspin. They are all one-of-a-kind, except for the Microprocessor Necklace (bottom left), $22, which is an edition of four. The Audio Amplifier Filigree Necklace, $140, (top left) was a fun one to make (if a bit time consuming), and discovering enough rare yellow capacitors resulted in the Yellow Capacitor Necklace $65 (bottom right).

An engineering friend sent me a care package of various surplus components, and I hadn’t felt inspired to transform them until recently to make them into cool, one-off necklaces, the 2012 Microchip Necklaces (top right), $34. What you don’t see is the failures (thankfully), but playing around is part of the process. I picked out the coolest ones and made unique necklaces out of them. These will make some girl very happy this holiday season.

All of them come with a Certificate of Authenticity that was inspired by Microsoft’s Windows 95 Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Fuse Chain Necklace and Earrings

Zelle Fuse Jewelry

This necklace features a real, glass fuse on an 18″ white-plated chain, with a lobster clasp closure and a removable 3″ extension chain. It comes packaged in a real, silver-colored anti-static bag used in the electronics industry to protect sensitive electronics from damage. The earrings are made from real, 125V 3A glass fuses, 1/2″ long and .25″ wide and attached to French hook ear wire and secured from the back with rubber wire stoppers. They are packaged in real anti-static bags used in the electronics industry, as well as black foam backing.

MSRP: Set: $26.00 Necklace: $20.00 Earrings: $9.00
SKU: Set: ZSNFNE Necklace: ZNF200 Earrings: ZEF100

Available at Fractalspin

 

Blue Resistor Filigree Necklace & Earrings

This one-of-a-kind necklace features a hand-shaped filigree made from wire in the center, decorated with blue resistors in three sizes: 1.5Kohm, 1.5ohm, and .2ohm. Four strands of soldered chain connect the front piece with the clasp in back. The strands are connected on a swivel to prevent tangling of the chain.

Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a removable necklace extender. With the extender, it is adjustable from 14.5″-18″.

Matching earrings are also included.
Available at Fractalspin

 

“Recycled Jewelry for the Geek at Heart”

Here’s a cool writeup from recycling / green-lifestyle obsessed blog, 1-800-Recycling.

Zelle’s collection for women features flowing necklaces made from tiny glass diodes and resistors. In addition to bright, fun colors, the asymmetric designs and meticulous “bead” work are admirable. The 1337-01 Necklace has an elegant style and features green resistors and multicolored diodes, while the 1337-03 Necklace has a punk rock feel from the charcoal-colored capacitors — this piece is comprised of 98 capacitors and diodes woven together

Read More: “Recycled Jewelry for the Geek at Heart”

 

Zelle 1337 jewelry featured in Pursuitist

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We’re a bit taken with Liz McLean Knight’s Zelle Jewelry. It’s a mixture of all things beautiful, techie and geeky — and highly original. That integration between technology and fashion is truly an embodiment of Liz and her Zelle creations. The jewelry is hand crafted in Chicago — watch the vid above to see the wine intoxicating process.

“Liz McLean Knight’s Zelle Jewelry”

 

Diode Chandelier Earrings

These ornate earrings each have five blue diodes and one orange glass diode dangling from a hand-formed wire frame with figure-8 jump rings added. At the center of each is a purple resistor.They are packaged securely on black “anti-static” resembling foam inside a small, silver reclosable anti-static bag with an electronics handling precaution label–nearly identical to how working components are packaged.

 

1337-01 Necklace and Earrings [1337 Collection]


This asymmetrical necklace created from tiny glass diodes and green resistors has a decidedly organic feel to it, with the strands resembling flowering hanging vines.

Available at Fractalspin

 

1337-02 Necklace and Earrings [1337 Collection]


This necklace is made from two types of resistors, the contemporary, smaller version in purple, and the obsolete, larger version in brown with yellow, purple, red, and silver stripes (which code for 47kohm +/1 10%).

Available at Fractalspin