Crazy Designer Makes Jewelry From Crashed Supercars

Started by Schimpke after she moved her studio into her husband’s body shop, Beverly CoachCraft, she decided that with the number of parts lying around from luxurious cars, there had to be a way of upcycling them. The parts used weren’t from completely totaled vehicles, though, as when damage is severe enough and the car is classified as written off, it becomes the property of the insurance company and can’t be repaired and restored. Instead, CRASH uses parts that are replaced on mildly damaged cars usually damaged in fender benders. The discarded parts are freely available and are often clad in a wonderful array of colors with some authentic textures and patina.