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Every MOTHERBORED design is the result of several laborious steps. McLaughlin takes pride in her craftsmanship, noting each piece goes through multiple processes to ensure the board is smooth, clean and polished to perfection. Her signature design mark is the microprocessors, resistors and gears she adds as a design accent. "I spent 15 years in the dental field," laughed McLaughlin, "so I have what I call the 'steady hand of perfection.'"
McLaughlin, who has been creating recycled computer jewelry since 2010, finds her inspiration in the individual motherboard she is working with. She says once she has the board cleaned off and ready to cut, it speaks to her. "The individual boards seem to have their own personalities," said McLaughlin. "I recall one that reminded me of a lion's mane; it was ultimately transformed into a beautiful pendant-and another one that once looked like Central Park; it became a belt buckle."
In 2013, MOTHERBORED fans can look forward to seeing more of the company's recently trademarked line, Geektorian MOTHERBORED. "This collection consists of Victorian vintage jewelry that I've transform into "Geektorian" loveliness with beautiful motherboards. It's all about bringing together the old and the new," remarked McLaughlin.
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MOTHERBORED (http://www.motherboredjewelry.com) is the brainchild of Michelle McLaughlin, a mother of one who finds herself "bored no more" as she designs and creates colorful, unique up-cycled jewelry and accessories from salvaged computers otherwise destined for the local landfill. Working exclusively with donated motherboards, McLaughlin dissembles each one to discover the inspiration hidden within. Motherboards, microprocessors, resistors and CPUs present themselves in vivid color for her creative touch. The result is carefully engineered, eco-conscious, fashion savvy pendants, earrings, bracelets, belt buckles and more that appeal to technology aficionados of all ages.