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(Kiana) #1

Upcycling


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work at a place that manufactures
electronics, and so there were often
sweepings left on the floor, or in the bottom
of the pick-and-place machine. They’d be
uneconomical to replace on PCBs by hand,
so I grabbed a tin of leftovers, and started
making them into jewellery. I added NFC tags to
some pendants to make interactive jewellery, but in
most cases the beauty of the components speaks
for itself. It’s insane, the amount of electronic waste
we generate, so with a root through a skip full of old
printers, toasters, and the like, I took the PCBs and
started snipping off the components to recover them.

I set the salvaged components in artist-quality
resin, and then made them into something you could
wear to show off the components every day. Hair
grips, pendants, key chains, it’s all salvaged and
happy to see another life.
I’m an educator, and an electronics enthusiast,
who travels to spread the good word of circuits.
Every piece that you buy enables me to carry on
travelling, and spreading the word of how awesome
electronics is.

I


Upcycling:


electronic jewellery


Keep components out of the bin, and burnish your


geek credentials with some unique shiny things


By Tanya Fish etsy.com/uk/shop/tanyafish

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Getting resin this
shiny involves a
lot of sanding and
polishing. We think
it’s worth it

It’s insane, the amount of electronic waste we
generate... I set the components in resin, and
made them into something you can wear


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