Circuit Breaker Labs - Copper Tie Bar
Recycled circuit board was cut into a circle. The top colored layer, called solder mask, was carefully removed to reveal the bright copper traces underneath. The circuit board nestles under a layer of smooth resin, which forms a domed top coat. The antiqued copper tie bar is 1-3/4” (45 mm) long. Simply slide the clip over your tie and let the tension of the clip hold everything in place.
About the artist:
Upon seeing the circuit boards coming from a broken computer her brother was attempting to repair, Amanda Preske became transfixed by the beauty and complexity found on a circuit board. Circuit Breaker Labs is intended to be a play on words and a nod to her background. Each cut into the circuit board signifies a broken circuit, so the name is quite literal. With a PhD in chemistry and a love for all things STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), the lab is where she used to synthesize nanocrystals, and is now a busy jewelry studio.