Monday, January 4, 2016

DIY Computer Jewelry

I love a good challenge!
And, Fayette Woman gave me one for January.
Fayette Woman is a local magazine that I have been writing craft articles for since November of 2012. Every month there is a theme. Sometimes it is easy to come up with a craft that fits the theme... other times, not so much!
The theme for January... Reboot.
So, I started thinking about the discarded old computers filling our attic and had my husband bring one down.
Have you ever looked inside a computer? The colors and patterns are quite beautiful. So, I decided to recycle the computer parts into a necklace.
Here are the supplies:
Computer RAM or Other Computer "Guts"
Tin Snips
Metal Hole Punch
Jump Rings
Need Nose Pliers
Necklace Chain

I picked a part of the RAM that I wanted to use for my necklace and cut it using tin snips. 

I sanded the edges to make sure they were smooth.

I used a punch that is made for punching holes in metal and added a hole at the top and the bottom of the cut piece of RAM...

I placed a jump ring through each hole.

I added a beaded charm to the bottom jump ring.

I cut the chain to the desired length, added the RAM piece, then closed the chain with another jump ring.

Challenge complete!
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  1. The computer parts give a modern edge to the jewelry. Of course I realize they are vintage parts to younger people. Fits the Reboot theme perfectly.

  2. Great idea!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  3. Super cool. I have thought about this, but been a little to afraid to take the plunge.

    Thanks for sharing.

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