How To Repurpose Your Old Computer Hard Drives Into Jewelry And Art

“It started off as a bit of a giggle when I went to a women artists Christmas party and took an ornament that I made from computer hard drive actuator arms and wire. One of the other artists there looked at them and said they would make great earrings. Things went sideways from there!

My hubby is a computer consultant, so parts are not too hard to come by. I started with hard drives and am now taking bits and bobs off of motherboards. Eventually I will cut up motherboards once I get a little scroll saw. As it, taking the capacitors and such off is an adventure in mini blow torches, flames and fumes (definitely NOT an indoor project!).”

Motherboard heat sinks waiting to become pins or brooches.
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Motherboard heatsinks make very interesting brooches
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Heatsink brooch detail
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Laptop hard drive platter earrings
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Earrings made from hard drive spindle rings, stripped cat5 wire, copper wire , and the seashells my grandfather brought back from the South Pacific where he served in WWII.
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Earrings made from hard drive connectors and copper wire. I don’t always add bling to my jewelry 😀
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cat5 wire wire and seashell bangle. I love to mix natural materials with tech.
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Mobile made from hard drive spindles, motherboards, copper wire, and recycled wire hangers
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While I do most of my sales online in my Etsy and Amazon shops, I take part in the various local markets in the area.
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