A local artist uses upcycled computer and electronic components to make chic, affordable jewelry.

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For the ultimate in geek-chic, try on a pair of Transistor Sister’s Computer Earrings, locally made from recycled circuit boards.

Susan Grzadzielewski and her late brother Steve began hand-making jewelry from upcycled computer and electronic components more than 30 years ago, when Susan decided a chip from Steve’s broken watch would make a nice earring.

Transistor Sister’s earrings, tie tacks, tie bars, cufflinks and brooches continue to be crafted from recycled parts, paired with platinum, palladium and gold-plating and filling. Each ultra-modern piece comes with a card identifying its unique components.

$16–$30 at transistorsister.com