Friday, 13 May 2011

I'm a geek - but I think you already knew that....

Today I want to share some earrings I made a while ago with you - I'd forgotten about them and then wore them to work last week!

For those of you who have been following for a while, I graduated last year and am now I'm working as an electrical engineer (read: geek)

I had some leftover components from my design project and decided to make some jewelry from it.

I started with some regular ol' resistors.  Have you ever looked inside your computer and discovered something like this:

See that striped thing in the middle next to the R6? That's a resistor.

I started with a pile like this:
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Then I painted them.  Looped them on a hanger so that I could paint all around them.

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Then using pliers I looped them onto these pretty earring thingers that I found on sale at Michael's.

Ta Da!!!

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I love that the gold paint gives them a cohesive look, but you can still see the stripes through it!

Take a look at these beauties from digiBling on Etsy




I still have some other electronic components kicking around that I plan to make jewelry out of...maybe one day I'll get around to it!


5 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh, I LOVE these!!! What a brilliant idea! I'm stealing it! :)

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  2. Awesome! So impressed that you made these!

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  3. "pretty earring thingers" too funny Jill!
    Brilliant idea! ...and beautiful to boot!

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  4. that's awesome levels of geekiness :)

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  5. That is really turning trash into TREASURE!!! What a cool and useful project :D

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