Modern classic jewelry made with recycled domino & Scrabble pieces

WiReD Boutique
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In an age of blinky smartphones that are constantly updated with new, distracting applications, old-fashioned board games and other slow forms of entertainment seem to be falling to the wayside. It's a pity, because these games tend to bring people together, but it's nevertheless an unfortunate trend. So what to do with some of these discarded amusements?

They can be remade into new, beautiful things, as Kansas-based jewelry artist Pam Millershaski of WiReD Boutique does by taking these forgotten game pieces and recycling them into vibrant works of wearable art.

© WiReD Boutique

Using old dominoes and Scrabble pieces made of wood, plastics or ivory, Millershaski adds new touches like colourful Japanese origami paper, photos or textured paper and seals these with resin topcoat.

© WiReD Boutique
© WiReD Boutique
© WiReD Boutique
© WiReD Boutique
© WiReD Boutique
© WiReD Boutique

Sterling silver fastenings, chains and coloured leather ropes are added to complete the transformation into real jewelry with a twist.

© WiReD Boutique

Along with reused game pieces, Millershaski also adds little touches of glamour like Swarovski beads, silver theme charms to create customized pendants and bracelets with flair.

© WiReD Boutique

It's a clever way to repurpose game pieces that might have otherwise be thrown away; to see more check out WiReD Boutique's website and Etsy shop.

Tags: Etsy | Jewelry | Kansas | Recycled Consumer Goods | Recycled Fashion

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