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Mechanic’s Wife Revives Totaled Sportscars Turning Them into Jewelry

Mercedes-Benz has its own line of fragrance, so does Bentley who comes up with a new product every couple of months or so. Heck, most of the luxury carmakers are involved in fashion in one way or another. Yet compared to the Mercedes-Benz shower heads from China or the exhaust-scented candles these are not even that bad.
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All the auto manufacturers have something to do with things other than cars, whether we’re talking about collectables or accessories. I mean, think of Pininfarina for instance, who nowadays designs gold smart bracelets when they’re not busy with making new Ferrari models.

And let us not even start going towards the luxury watch industry, because we could spend days writing about the limited edition lines Ferrari, Maserati and most of the sportscars makers create.

Taking this into consideration and also the fact that hand-made jewelry is really popular these days we can't see why creating bracelets out of Ferrari scraps wouldn't be possible. That’s exactly how Christi Schimpke of Minabea Jewelry in Los Angeles thought when she decided she’ll find those sportscars that were written off and use them as raw materials for her creations.

It appears the small company is run out of an office in her husband’s body repair shop. Here, Schimpke creates bracelets and earrings out of all sorts of car parts.

We’re talking about Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Maserati and even Lamborghini pieces carefully put together and combined with semi-precious stones and hand engraved designs. Prices range from $65 to up to $1,000 and we have to say they look pretty good.

 
 
 
 
 

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