Lisa Caryl, a reader of this blog, was so taken with a beautiful jewelry gift her friend received as the mother of a bridegroom, she shared it with me. Amanda of the Blue Kraken on Artfire's wonderful recycled circuit board jewelry certainly wowed! These designs coupled with metal smith techniques are some of the most beautiful recycled jewelry I have seen.
|Tropical Orchid Circuit Board Pendant|
|Natural Turquoise Circuit Board Pendant|
|Sterling Silver Ammonite Circuit Board Pendant|
She knows exactly what she is doing. She explained, "All the boards I use are RoHS compliant circuit boards which do not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, etc. The boards are stripped down to only the fiber core and the copper clad veneer eliminating the majority of all contaminants. The boards when fully cleaned are only made of layers of epoxy and woven fiberglass laminated together with copper foil. Some boards may contain cotton or polyester instead of fiberglass. The boards are also all covered in a clear lacquer coating I use as a sealer."
|Orchid Flower Circuit Board Pendant|
|Sassagrass Leaf Circuit Board Pendant|
Before You Go:
- Recycled High Tech Jewelry by Cirkutia
- Going Green with Fabulous Recycled Rubber Jewelry
- Jewelry from Upcycled Plexiglass
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