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« on: January 15, 2013 02:23:28 PM »

Just having fun. This piece was a little too big for a brooch, so I thought I'd make a pendant. It conveniently already had a hole in each corner! A thin wash of gold paint, a few beads, a few tiny stars, and some clear sealer, plus the tassel from a broken necklace.
 
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013 03:35:11 PM »

your wash of gold over the circuit board is really pretty! gives the whole thing an art nouveau flair! Smiley great work!
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013 04:19:46 PM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013 08:54:28 AM »

I was wondering if there are any scary things you need to worry about when using computer parts...is there anything toxic in them?  Why do we have to take our computers to a special recycling?  I just love the look of your jewelry and would love to try this!  We have lots of old computers waiting to be recycled!
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013 09:21:17 AM »

I don't know. I was warned by one sister to use a mask because circuit boards contain formaldehyde! But so far I haven't cut any pieces up. These are small complete pieces from inside keyboards, ect. I do use pliers to carefully pull out any attached bits, or wire cutters to snip off the wire connecting the little transistors. Nothing is cut besides wire. I use pliers to mush any sticking out metal bits flat against the circuit board, and coat them in clear sealer, too.
I have plenty of large pieces of circuit board waiting to be used. Anything that I want to drill a hole in, I will wear a mask, and work outside, and then use a clear sealer. Anything that needs to be cut up will follow the same process, but that has to wait. I was given an old dremel, but it's just a bunch of loose parts in a paper bag, and I need to learn how to use it!
So-to recap, so far no actual cutting of the boards has happened yet.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013 09:41:04 AM »

I know there is a small tube of mercury somewhere in the computers but it is obvious...I think you are wise to be cautious, just as in any project! Cheesy

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