Make Jewelry From Your Discarded Credit Cards

Sure, you could cut up your credit and debit cards and throw them away once they’re closed, expired, or the account number has been stolen in a massive data breach. Or, with a few simple tools, you could re-purpose them into lovely pieces of jewelry.

For a bracelet, you’ll need a credit card (of course), scissors, wire jump rings, a clasp, needle-nose pliers, and an electric drill with a narrow bit. You can probably scavenge some of these from broken pieces of jewelry you already have.

The site’s commentary on credit card use is particularly amusing:

Credit cards are based on the obsolete premise that in the future you’ll have more money than you have today. In the current economy, using credit cards to rack up high-interest debt is the world’s dumbest idea. The time has come to throw that credit card away…

…Or turn it into something else entirely!

How to Make a Credit-Card Bracelet [Scavenging]


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  1. SkokieGuy says:

    Wouldn’t the American Card Express Dress be an even more lovely way to repurpose credit cards?


  2. snazz says:

    ‘lovely’ is not quite the word i would use to describe these

  3. Azim M says:

    (Insert terrible Gold, PLatinum, and silver jokes here)

    Yo, check out my platinum credit card jewelry…

    I should really stick to my day job…

  4. WelcomeToMyWorld says:

    I know this posting is meant to be a joke, but I want to tell you that this pvc material is not easy to cut with scissors.

    I work in a printing plant that makes plastic cards so I handle this material every day. If you don’t have special tools, it’s probably not worth it just for a few laughs. Make jewelry out of coffee can lids or something, it would be a lot easier.

  5. LastVigilante says:

    The crop on that image has me failing to recognize what part of a human body that is suppose to be. I’m assuming a wrist, being as how it is a bracelet, but it looks more like a foot. A pale, wrinkly foot. That or Sarah Jessica Parker.

  6. majortom1029 says:

    Isnt this still a little dangerous. Even if the credit card has been cancelled couldnt people still atleast get your personal infro fro mthe number on the card?