...and comes up with earrings for her computer-genious best friend!
I unscrewed, pried, and tore up my beyond-repair laptop from college, took a moment to appreciate the amazingly confusing intricacy of the hardware, and proceded to hack it up into bits appropriate for jewelry. I used jewelry pliers to cut some hardware...stuff... into squares, only it was really tough to break apart, so I had to sand the sides to make them even and smooth. Then a quick coat of resin, some simply earring work, and viola! Awesome Christmas present! I'm so proud. Cheers!
PS: I took the rest of the computer bits and pieces to my local recycling center for proper disposal.
PS Again: Oh yeah... Happy Holidays!