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Angelic Heartbeat EKG Necklace

By Umeiwa
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A winged heart necklace upcycled out of electrocardiogram (EKG) graph paper! Another entry for the Trash to Treasure Contest!

In my Biology 220 course in college, we learn how to take and interpret each others' EKGs in lab. After the lab, though, we end up with a lot of EKG graph paper that nobody wants. Instead of recycling or tossing it all, I collected all the unwanted paper because I wanted to make crafts out of it~!

I've considered making more to sell and donating the proceeds to the American Heart Association (AHA). Would anyone be interested? What would be a good price? I think it'd make a great gift for pre-med, pre-nursing types of people. :3

Origami pattern by Francis Ow, tutorial can be found here:
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1556x900px 1.11 MB
Shutter Speed
10/130 second
Focal Length
5 mm
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Date Taken
May 15, 2011, 4:34:48 PM
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WingDiamond's avatar
I had an EKG Assessment class in college too (3 of them).
Elysian-Iridescence's avatar
This is SO cute! Are you still making them? I'd definitely buy one!
mimi277's avatar
that is SO sweet. good job
ashtoledo's avatar
wow, i love this!
it would be so cool if you could coat it in resin or something...
that's creative. i like how you made the heart have a beat like how they have in hospitals.
EREX94's avatar
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EREX94's avatar
de nada banana :D
Sugersweets's avatar
Amazingly awesome necklace and a FANTASTIC idea!!!!! :) :) :)
Umeiwa's avatar
Thank you! ^-^
Murfy's avatar
You should totally make some and donate to AHA. Its a great idea :)
Umeiwa's avatar
Thank you! I will see if I can get some sort of online store setup soon so that I can sell these and donate the proceeds to AHA. I don't think AHA would take the crafts directly... XD
ovalis's avatar
This is SUCH a brilliant idea! I love how you made the wings and added in the graph line *_* ahh nostalgia for all the bio classes again haha~ You should totally make these to sell! <3
Umeiwa's avatar
Haha, I love the wings on this origami pattern too, though I had a tough time folding them and had to use tweezers. (fingernails are always clipped. :P)
I know~! I can't believe people would toss their EKGs after the lab; even if I wasn't going to make crafts out of it, I'd still keep my EKG just to know that I have a normal sinus rhythm. XD
Thanks for the :+fav: as well! :heart:
ovalis's avatar
Aww man ;_; they do look really hard to make! I'm impressed you got them to look so good though with tweezers <3 Haha same here~ There's not many opportunities to get an EKG in your life! Oh gosh don't mention it :heart: Thank you so much for making such amazing art & cosplay! I hope we get a chance in the future to hang out again~
moonwolf17's avatar
ooh really unique!
Umeiwa's avatar
Thank you! I love using materials such as these which few people would associate with art pieces. ^-^
mei-wei's avatar
Ahh! I think this is mad adorable! ;u;
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