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Techcycled

Techcycled

Covina, California · 1502 Sales

Techcycled

Techcycled

Covina, California 1502 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
(274)

Announcement   What makes Techcycled special?
We know geeks. We *are* geeks. Techcycled products are designed by an artistic engineer and a fashionista scientist and are ready for gifting with a resistor-bound card telling the unique story behind each. All pieces are hand-crafted in the U.S. and are guaranteed to be of the highest quality.
How do you find the perfect gift for a discerning geek? You ask a discerning geek. You're in the right place.

Techcycled was founded by two young scientists on the Caltech ballroom dance team who conspired to create wearable art that celebrates the innate beauty of technology and science. Our artisans upcycle technology into jewelry and accessories, uniting style and intellectual prowess to create unique and fascinating conversation pieces. Geekery is hand-crafted in the U.S. from a variety of media including electronics and computer parts such as circuit boards, resistors, LEDs, and capacitors; magnets; metal; and more.

Sign up for the latest special offers, events, and new products on our site: http://techcycled.com

Announcement

What makes Techcycled special?
We know geeks. We *are* geeks. Techcycled products are designed by an artistic engineer and a fashionista scientist and are ready for gifting with a resistor-bound card telling the unique story behind each. All pieces are hand-crafted in the U.S. and are guaranteed to be of the highest quality.
How do you find the perfect gift for a discerning geek? You ask a discerning geek. You're in the right place.

Techcycled was founded by two young scientists on the Caltech ballroom dance team who conspired to create wearable art that celebrates the innate beauty of technology and science. Our artisans upcycle technology into jewelry and accessories, uniting style and intellectual prowess to create unique and fascinating conversation pieces. Geekery is hand-crafted in the U.S. from a variety of media including electronics and computer parts such as circuit boards, resistors, LEDs, and capacitors; magnets; metal; and more.

Sign up for the latest special offers, events, and new products on our site: http://techcycled.com

Megan Nissen

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Megan Nissen

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Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(274)
Gaia Foroni

Gaia Foroni on Mar 2, 2016

2 out of 5 stars

Circa 1 mese di spedizione, mi aspettavo una qualità più elevata dato il prezzo

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About

The Techcycled Legend

t all started long ago in a lab deep within NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Megan rued the dearth of truly geeky jewelry and accessories...the fact that the inherent beauty of engineering components goes so often overlooked and that their artistic potential is rarely, if ever, utilized. And so, within the heart of JPL was forged a crude bracelet from copper wire and the remains of a memory chip. While the bracelet was, sadly, unwearable, Megan kept it in the hopes that one day it could be crafted into a beautiful, mighty, and wearable creation.

But years went by and Megan became increasingly discouraged that the bracelet would ever fulfill its destiny. Then one day, as Megan was deciding what to wear to the next Caltech Ballroom Dance Club party, inspiration struck like an arc from a discharging capacitor. Megan pulled out her tools and electrical components and, through several iterations of trial and error, created a pair of earrings with dangling resistors and circuit board pieces. And thus was born the One Pair of Earrings.

The earrings were universally praised and admired among Megan's geeky friends, planting a tiny seed in the back of her mind. The seed slowly swelled over the next several months, and when she found that the domain name "girlgeekboutique.com" was available, destiny became clear and the seed began to sprout.

Girl Geek Boutique — now known as Techcycled — has grown and evolved significantly since then. Our team includes Megan, an electrical engineer unleashing her artistic spirit, Jessie, a physicist with a PhD from Caltech and a killer sense of style, Suzanne, a vivacious retro crafter cultivating her inner geek, and Kayla, a spunky young mechanical engineer with amazing artistic skills. We hand-craft unique jewelry, accessories, and gifts from recycled and surplus components such as circuit boards, microchips, resistors, capacitors, toroids, LEDs, cables, gears, washers, and more computer and electronic components.

Techcycled is run by engineers-become-artists who not only know how to create beautiful and unique pieces, but understand the science behind the components as well. Want to know how the electronic components in that pair of earrings power your gadgets? Just ask us! Not only will you have a unique and beautiful creation, but you will be able to explain the functionality of its components, impressing friends and family with your style and intellectual prowess!

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Shop members

  • Megan Nissen

    Owner

    Megan is a girl geek and electrical engineer unleashing her artistic spirit.

  • Suzanne Lincoln

    Assistant

    Suzanne is a vivacious retro crafter cultivating her inner geek.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 6, 2015
Techcycled (formerly Girl Geek Boutique) takes advantage of the inherent beauty of electrical, computer, and hardware components by crafting upcycled / recycled parts such as circuit boards, resistors, capacitors, and LEDs into artisan jewelry and accessories for those who seek truly unique, eco-friendly, and meaningful creations.

Our goal is to make your experience as positive as possible, so please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept credit cards and Paypal for online orders.
Shipping
Orders ship within 5 business days, and we will notify you ASAP of any potential delays. Need your geekery in a hurry? Add expedited shipping to your cart before checking out: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Techcycled?section_id=15052329

U.S.:
Orders typically arrive 2-5 days after they are shipped, and you will receive an email with a link to tracking info on the USPS website.

International:
Shipping times vary, but orders typically arrive within a few weeks. Occasionally packages are held up at customs or otherwise delayed and can take several weeks to arrive. Once packages have left the U.S. we have no way to track them. If your package has not arrived within 45 days or has arrived in a damaged condition, please contact us to file a claim (international orders only).
Please be aware that your postal service may impose additional fees on shipments that are beyond our control and will be the responsibility of the customer - the U.K. is particularly notorious for this. You are encouraged to check with your postal service before placing an order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns/exchanges must be made within 30 days of purchase and return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. If the return is due to a mistake on our part, we will pay return shipping and correct the mistake ASAP.
Additional policies and FAQs
Nearly all of our creations are hand-crafted and unique, so please allow for slight variations.

Caring for your geekery:
Treating your Techcycled creations with respect will ensure that they remain beautiful for years to come. Silver plated metal and circuit board traces can be returned to their original luster with a polishing cloth. Cables and wires can often be re-shaped by hand or with household tools.
If you need assistance, feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help!

Custom orders:
We accept custom orders on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us with your request and we'll let you know if we'll be able to work with you. Also please note that custom orders will be incur additional fees and will not be returnable. Thanks for your understanding!

Wholesale orders: We welcome wholesale orders -- please check our website for more information: http://techcycled.com/wholesale.html