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Topic: Computer-challenged crafter destroys old laptop that gave her so much grief...  (Read 1758 times)
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« on: December 18, 2008 11:22:51 PM »

...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!  Grin
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!
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"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008 07:36:35 PM »

How cute! Would be perfect for computer loving crafsters. I dont have a dead computer but I think some of my brothers old electronic toys could use some chopping...

Last time I worked with plasticy material like that I used a heated needle to make the holes to string it. Is that what you did?
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009 03:45:44 PM »

Ooh...I'm no computer geek but I'd totally wear those! Love'em. The bead adds a nice touch.
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009 08:29:23 PM »

The parts of the computer I used already had holes in them. The material is tough, but I think a dremmel would do the trick.  Grin
PS: My friend LOVED them and wears them all the time now!

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009 07:11:09 PM »

I ended up making some of these for myself after seeing your post. I love mine.  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009 12:46:27 PM »

great job! I bet breaking up the laptop was nice and cathartic as well  Grin
very cool idea

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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009 07:29:38 PM »

I love cybertrash jewelry Cheesy This set is great! I wish I had a computer to chop up (NOT my computer though, may it live long and prosper!)

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