The materials used in this high-impact jewelry once had a very active life.

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The MapleXO Axle Necklace is an elegant and kinetic statement piece grounded in balance and symmetry. But look closer and you may notice that the colorful half-sphere is made from a recycled skateboard.

Portland designer and MapleXO founder Lindsay Jo Holmes makes dynamic necklaces, giant hoop earrings, tiny studs and vibrant bracelets by hand from recycled skateboards, taking care not to paint over or alter the board’s original look in an effort to maintain the individuality synonymous with the sport.

Her goal is to give back to skateboarding by reducing its carbon footprint, and providing the opportunity to wear something that has grinded a bench, slid a hand rail and had an active life.

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