Love your audio gear so much you wish you could wear it around your neck, but a loudspeaker on your throat would a) strangle you and b) make you look like too much of a dork to attend high-society functions? Complete Technique jewelers feels you.

From sterling silver turntable cartridges plated in gold with embedded cubic zirconia to tiny silver pendants of speakers, CT manages to say both bling and audio geek at once. (Prices hover at just over US$200 to start.) Their custom pieces are when things start to get really interesting, however. Via the always-hilarious Don’t Believe the Hype Beast, we learn they’ve created a custom pendant of the Akai MPC 3000 sampler for producer Hi-Tek.

Complete Technique Custom Audio Jewelry

For a real custom job, I’d like a tiny pendant that actually functions as an audio device. In the meantime, you can part yourself with your hard-earned cash for non-functional personal adornment, if you feel so moved. (Sadly, the engagement ring does not keep with the audio theme — I was imagining two lovely young synth geeks, bound together in their eternal love of each other and the Minimoog.)

Along these same lines, don’t forget the brilliant MIDI bracelets, pictured here, by producer – Chicago music scenester – electronic musician – jeweler Liz McLean Knight, aka Quantazelle. Anyone got more resources? We could have a whole audio technology lover’s Tiffany’s.

More photos after the break, including my favorite which has nothing to do with music.

And lastly, having nothing to do with music but settling any doubts about whether Complete Technique is awesome, this … thing, also one of their designs (no description, so I have no idea what it is; maybe someone else knows):

[tags]fashion, oddities, Akai, MPC, hardware, gear, trends, design[/tags]

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  • Peter Kirn

    Awesome; thanks, Gene. I've seen the Dunnies before, but this was embellished so beautifully I didn't even recognize it!

  • Damon

    Taste aside, some pretty amazing craftsmanship… Can you do that with Bedazzler?

  • Peter Kirn

    Yeah, now if I could just get a bronzed Ableton Live interface to wear around my neck …

    or for really geeky action, a Max ctlin patch.

  • Vlad Spears

    or for really geeky action, a Max ctlin patch

    "Loadbang" spelled across eight gold rings.

  • Peter Kirn

    Now you're talking, Vlad. Too awesome.

    Would you settle for a t-shirt?

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  • Jewelry Expert, Aman

    That's sooo cute! I just love MIDI bracelets! Where can I purchase them?

  • Liz McLean Knight

    They come in 3 different widths and you can get any of them from Fractalspin:

    2" MIDI Cuff

    1.5" MIDI Cuff

    1" MIDI Cuff

    The 2" one is my personal favorite and I rock it all the time.

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