Spinning vinyl into art: Recycling records for novelties

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — These vinyl records give "remaster" a new meaning.

An entrepreneur in Brooklyn transforms them into jewelry, clocks, wall art and other novelties. And there's a perk: It keeps a little more trash out of the environment.

Patrick Chirico (CHEHR'-koh) owns Wrecords by Monkey in Brooklyn. He gets his raw materials from the surplus of used-record stores.

He pays about 10 cents a disc and uses mostly 33-rpm LPs.

To reduce his carbon footprint, Chirico uses 90 percent of every record. He makes the album cover into smartphone speaker stands, and the paper sleeve inside is used for shipping and packaging.