Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Crash Jewelry

Now here's something cool -- jewelry made from luxury cars that were damaged in minor accidents where nobody got hurt. And the jewelry, made for both men and women, looks good!

Christi Schimpke was working with metal as a jewelry designer when she moved her studio into her husband’s luxury-car body shop. Bemoaning the high price of metal needed for her art, Christi realized she could use scrap-metal from crashed cars as raw material for bracelets, arm cuffs, earrings, etc. Plus, the metals retain their original colors (e.g., Ferrari red) so they emanate the aura of these fancy automobiles. Cars used in Christi's jewelry include Ferrari, McLaren, Rolls Royce and Tesla. She's even made some things with crashed Harleys.

Go visit and take a look. And remember me at Christmas. :)


  1. What a cool idea and these pieces are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Those are very cool - I see you featured a Jaguar cuff! What kind would you get??

    1. I like the red Ferrari bracelet shown above.

  3. Those are very cool. It definitely appeals to the recycler in me.

  4. What a creative, empowering way to turn not only potential trash, but the negativity inherent to auto accidents into wearable positives.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life