The jewelry you find here was made using components that were designed in their use to be hidden from our eyes. Components like metal washers, resistors and capacitors used in electronics, the tiny brass valve stems and strike wheels and springs found in disposable lighters, are all up- cycled into something unique and beautiful.
These components are not re-cycled, rather the raw material is used to make something it wasn't meant, or designed to be. A metal washer is drilled or cut and covered in the pattern of a peacock feather and suddenly it becomes a thing of beauty and color. A flat disk capacitor can be painted and embellished with the foil from a DVD and it becomes a delicate little "bead" with tiny sparkling mirrors. These components suddenly become something much bigger than what the designer originally had planned for them. Up-cycling something is an expression of what can be elevated, or an evolution if you will.
Each piece is unique, there is only one of its kind made. Patterns may be used more than once, but the way the piece is designed and made is different every time. We want to show who we are in a unique way, to stand out as an individual. Wearing an original Hardware Artwear necklace will embellish the strong, beautiful and unique creation you are.