Computer motherboards aren't easy to build. Turns out, they're not easy to tear apart either. But armed with a drill and a huge supply of the computer chip pieces, local artist and founder of Owlette Wear, Rebecca Clark, gets to work.
Clark started her vintage and "upcycling" fashion business when she says she was tired of working for someone else. She currently sells her wares out of Stupid Cupid Gifts
and Downtown's GROWop
, which she co-founded in 2010.
In her bedazzled and Lady GaGa-inspired safety goggles, Rebecca Clark shows us how to make a necklace from the used motherboard she's collected and stored in her backyard garage.
The next step is to drill a small hole into the top of each piece because that's how it's attached to the chain.
For each piece, put a jump ring through the hole, loop it through a piece of the chain and bend the jump ring closed with the pliers. (Clark says you can use different sizes from the motherboard to layer on top of each other.)
Jump rings and chains can come from anywhere (e.g. vintage necklaces, craft stores, etc.).
"No Michaels or whole stuff for me," she says. "I go to Goodwill or Salvation Army. It's all about 'upcycling.'"
The final step is to keep using jump rings to attach more motherboard pieces to the necklace.
Clark sells her Owlette Wear creations at and Grow-Op Boutique
(which she co-founded).