10 Stunning Objects Made From Ugly Computer Parts

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Globally, consumers threw away 41.5 million tons of electronics in 2011. Unless something changes, by 2016 we’ll be tossing out 93.5 million tons.Lovely.

But with a little elbow grease and a lot of creativity, at least some of that stuff can be transformed into beautiful objects of art, jewelry, decorative items — even practical things like clocks and lamps.

We’ve scoured the net looking for some of the best examples of recycled computer parts.

Old DVDs make great lamps

While this guitar gently computes it also holds your keys

Circuit board earrings: bringing flash to your lobes

Apple cufflinks for those Mac-tastic occasions

Apple circuit board clock from a Mac circa 1982. How time flies.

It's never too late for a floppy disk clock.

Recycled circuit board light switch cover is simply brilliant

If Dorothy had these shoes, she wouldn't have needed Glinda.

The ultimate geek pen to wear in that pocket protected shirt.

If the cards aren't electronic, the card case can be

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