Jewelry made from distressed comics

Sue Smith, known on Etsy as ComicSalvage, makes cool stuff out of wrecked comics (hence the store's name). As she explains in this GeekMom interview, she was inspired by the idea of making something useful out of all the wrecked comics that crossed her family's path (her husband is an illustrator), and wanted to make something useful and lovely out of them.
My husband is an illustrator and has been collecting comic books since he was a kid, so I'm surrounded by them. We love collecting anything vintage, especially toys and books from our childhood. We are often scouting out garage sales and flea markets for some good finds. I've always noticed the excessive amounts of distressed comic books that were out there. A lot of them are missing covers or ripped and not worth much. I loved the idea of recycling them into little pieces of history that you can wear!
ComicSalvage (via Geekdad)


  1. This is brilliant! I’ve got a box of old comics from the 70’s that my kids aren’t all that interested in, but I just can’t seem to toss in the recycling. I know they’re not worth any money because I read the hell out of them and they’re pretty mangled. Now this gives me all kinds of fun ideas!!

  2. My wife makes resin-tile pendent necklaces for women, with a similar new|vintage swagger on Oodalollies@Etsy… which appears to be nearly empty but, she takes requests and I can spy a box full form where I stand.

  3. I have a few pieces I purchased from comicSalvage and I LOVE them! I get compliments all the time. Good quality and fun to wear!

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