The world of supercars must’ve evaded us (no thanks to our modest, almost paltry wages), but that shouldn’t stop us from sporting the sports cars. Right from Ferrari’s fender to Audi’s auto parts, we could wear them all. Christi Schimpke is the brainchild behind Crash Jewellery, an ingenious brand that uses parts of crashed vehicles. The materials are sourced from Beverly Coachcraft (co-owned by Schimpke’s husband), specializing in collision repairs. She saw a parade of expensive cars come in the Beverly Coachcraft studio, and more than often, the owners often want a part replaced rather than repaired. This meant an endless supply of metal to craft jewelry out of thanks to the doors, hoods, fenders, and quarter panels with small or large dents and scratches. It should be known that Crash jewelry only uses discarded parts and not cars wrecked in accidents as that would be completely morbid. CoachCraft works on late-model European cars that mostly suffer a lot of damage at the dealership or valet. On perusing through their gallery, I came across many striking pieces like an absolutely stunning cuff made from the fender of a Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale and looking completely delicious in Rosso Corsa— a gorgeous, vibrant red. Yet another eye-grabbing creation was a cuff painted onyx black in a metallic finish made from the hood of a black Aston Martin Rapide S. With the help of laser technology, the designer created a cute seahorse design. One of the best creations on Crash jewelry website was an attractive Ferrari red bracelet comprising three strands taken out of matte 24k gold plated quatrefoil connectors and ‘diamonds’ cut from the metal of a 360 Challenge Stradale painted Rosso Corsa, and two from gold plated Rolo chain.
Crash jewelry has something in store for everyone, the car-obsessed man and the fashion loving woman and the other way round too! They offer a variety of gorgeous jewelry like earrings, bracelets, cuffs, necklaces, cuff links and more one-of-a-kind designer pieces between the ranges of $60-$400.
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