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re-Cycle-ed Jewelry

Biking has been a big part of my life for well over 10 years now. I started out mountain biking - swooping through the trees and over those roots & rocks that make mtbing in the New England so exciting! - but in the last few years, I've really been enjoying road biking too. Pedaling on the country roads that take you past the farms and orchards (there are still some here in southern NH) can be so soothing.

I had a part time job at a small, local bike shop. In the service area there is a really nice clock that one of my co-workers had made from old chain rings. Now, clocks didn't hold any interest for me, but that clock got me thinking about what else could be made the old bicycle parts - from all the old bicycle parts that were getting thrown away.

I took those parts and some old beads my daughter had…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 29
  • Joined August 4, 2011

Favorite materials

Recycled bicycle parts, bicycle chains, shifter cables, spokes, spoke nipples, wire, beads, reclaimed wood

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About

re-Cycle-ed Jewelry

Biking has been a big part of my life for well over 10 years now. I started out mountain biking - swooping through the trees and over those roots & rocks that make mtbing in the New England so exciting! - but in the last few years, I've really been enjoying road biking too. Pedaling on the country roads that take you past the farms and orchards (there are still some here in southern NH) can be so soothing.

I had a part time job at a small, local bike shop. In the service area there is a really nice clock that one of my co-workers had made from old chain rings. Now, clocks didn't hold any interest for me, but that clock got me thinking about what else could be made the old bicycle parts - from all the old bicycle parts that were getting thrown away.

I took those parts and some old beads my daughter had leftover from craft projects and the ideas began to flow. I like the industrial look of the hard metal parts combined with the bright colors of the beads.

It has been so much fun taking all those grimy, greasy little bits and pieces and turning them into lovely, wearable jewelry. I get a kick when someone will say that they like the bracelet I'm wearing. I'll thank them, and then say I made it out of an old bicycle chain. They lean forward to get a better look & say Oh wow! That's a bike chain?! Awesome!

Thanks for reading, and thanks for visiting my shop, and keep pedaling.

Jean Rubin



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