1byliz

Bicycle Gear Clocks Made in Seattle, WA

Seattle, Washington · 2431 Sales

1byliz

Bicycle Gear Clocks Made in Seattle, WA

Seattle, Washington 2431 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(755)

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Liz

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Announcement   Hello + Welcome! All clocks are made from used bicycle gears, topographic maps and textiles. Have something specific in mind? Contact me for a custom order!

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Last updated on Aug 14, 2017

Hello + Welcome! All clocks are made from used bicycle gears, topographic maps and textiles. Have something specific in mind? Contact me for a custom order!

Liz

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Liz

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5 out of 5 stars
(755)
kdogg82

kdogg82 on May 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love it! It's exactly what I was looking for. It was shipped quickly, packaged carefully, and included long-term care instructions.

janinejharris

janinejharris on Jan 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The clock looks great! Liz was easy to work with and used a marine chart to make a personalized clock as a gift for my sister. We went back and forth by email a few times to get the design I liked best-- and that was it-- really easy. Thanks Liz.

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The modern zig zag clock is making its debut in the shop!
Philly clocks are here!

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Loving the contour lines and soft colors of this vintage Seattle map in my most recent custom clock order.

About

Seeking the extraordinary in the ordinary

1.by.liz began with an idea and inspiration. I was working as a classroom teacher at the time and used many recycled materials in the classroom. Children tend to see possibilities in all materials and it is this quality that inspired me most. In the winter of 2006, I had some bike parts lying around and I began to play. I never imagined it would turn into the small business it is today!

Every clock is made from used bicycle chain rings and backgrounds made from reclaimed textiles, limited edition fabric, and topographic maps. All of the materials are sourced locally and cleaned by hand in my studio. I love the process of combining the industrial metal of gears with texture and color, and since no two clocks are ever exactly the same, the design process is vibrant and ever changing.

1.by.liz is just one of my projects. In addition to designing clocks and running a small business, I teach at the university level and consult on early childhood education and classroom environment design. In many ways, my work with recycled bicycle parts is similar to my work with children. The more time I spend with both, the more I find the extraordinary within the ordinary.

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Last updated on Dec 8, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Do you offer custom design?

Yes! I love creating custom pieces. We can customize the map, background textile, and/or chain ring. You can provide the materials or I can let you know what I have in stock. Custom orders typically take 2 weeks but are sometimes possible in less time. Share your idea and together we can create what you're looking for!

If you're interested in customizing with a map, you can get started by purchasing the listing found here: http://etsy.me/1g2tJ5V

Do you do special orders for bike events?

Yes! Custom orders for bike races and other bike-related events are definitely possible. Contact me and we can discuss the possibilities.

Can you gift wrap? And include a note?

Yes! All items are packaged and wrapped ready to gift. If your order is a gift and you would like to include a hand written note, just let me know what you would like it to say in your note to seller at checkout.

Do you do wholesale?

My work is carried at a small number of shops and boutiques around the U.S. If you're a shop owner interested in learning more, please contact me at info@1byliz.com