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.
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
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
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”
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.
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.