BicyclingBuddha

Buddhist Malas ॐHandmade Yoga-Inspired Jewelry & Gifts

Seattle, Washington On Etsy since 2012

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BicyclingBuddha

Buddhist Malas ॐHandmade Yoga-Inspired Jewelry & Gifts

Seattle, Washington | 2,355 Sales

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Note from shop owner My shop is currently closed and will be so indefinitely. I am a nurse working on the front lines to fight covid-19. I want to remind you that during these times you must stay home. Please understand the seriousness of what is happening to our world right now, and in your community. If by any chance you are in possession of facemasks or other personal protective equipment, please give them directly to a nurse that you know. Protect them so that they can protect others.
With gratitude,
Alyssa

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 27, 2020

My shop is currently closed and will be so indefinitely. I am a nurse working on the front lines to fight covid-19. I want to remind you that during these times you must stay home. Please understand the seriousness of what is happening to our world right now, and in your community. If by any chance you are in possession of facemasks or other personal protective equipment, please give them directly to a nurse that you know. Protect them so that they can protect others.
With gratitude,
Alyssa

Alyssa

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About BicyclingBuddha

Sales 2,355
On Etsy since 2012

Many Blessings and Ride Well!

Why "Bicycling Buddha?"
Some may call me an avid cyclist, and others may call me a cycling nut, but one thing is for certain, I love riding bikes! When you ride bikes as much as I do, you tend you start "collecting" an inventory of miscellaneous bike pieces and parts, as you wear things out and replace them, or upgrade. Basically I'm a bike hoarder! Sustainability and recycling have always been a passion of mine, so I decided to turn my worn out and broken bike parts, into wearable art! I started making jewelry under the name ReVeloed, which is a play on words, combining the word "recycled" and the French word "velo", which means "bike," thus giving you ReVeloed - or "Recycled Bike! When I started making this funky jewelry, it awakened a part of me that had been dormant for a long time. I had put my art aside years earlier, as I had gotten busy with the usual things: relationships, kids, a career, etc., and somehow over the years, I had forgotten that I had loved making things! ReVeloed gave me the beautiful gift of reawakening, but as the creativity continued to burst forth, I found that something was missing.

I have always had a thirst for knowledge, a desire to ever improve myself as a human, and a passion for caring for others. The latter brought me to the medical field (I have worked as a medical assistant for 15 years, and am currently a full time nursing student.) I suppose all three attracted me to Tibetan Buddhism. I made my first mala for my precious teacher and mentor. She was going on a trip to Africa, and I wanted her to have a gift before she left. Admittedly, I agonized over the stones I used, the design, everything! But when I put her mala between our hands, and felt the energy radiating between us, I realized that this was what I was meant to do. As fun as the bike jewelry is, it does not foster that same level of human connections that all of us humans so desperately need these days. Each and every one of my malas are made with pure love, and when you receive one from me, you feel that love. In turn, when you use your mala to dedicate merit, or simply just hold for comfort, I can feel it. That's what I was missing, and it isn't missing anymore.

I hope that you find something in my shop that moves you, inspires you, gives you hope, or makes you smile.

May you have love and light always,
Alyssa (Lee) Aylward

Shop members

  • Alyssa

    Owner, Designer

    Alyssa grew up in Seattle, WA, but is originally from Alaska. She has two amazing sons, recently married the love of her life. She is currently a full time nursing student, & will graduate in June. She enjoys cycling, hiking, climbing, & birding.

  • Lego

    Security

    He takes his job very seriously. ;-)

  • Six

    Quality Control

    Six sniffs and sometimes eats beads. It isn't helpful, but it's cute!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 28, 2015
ॐ Welcome to Bicycling Buddha! ॐ
Thank you for visiting! May your days be filled with light and love, and many bicycle rides!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are not completely satisfied with the product or something goes wrong, please contact me VIA ETSY CONVO within 30 days of receiving the order.

Please contact me BEFORE shipping the item back to me. This gives us a chance to discuss the issue you are having with the item, and gives me a heads up to know to be looking for your item in the mail!

When returning an item to me, be sure to get a tracking number on the package! I cannot issue a refund unless I receive the returned the item. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Payment
I accept major credit cards, PayPal, and Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
Items will ship within 1-5 business days of payment. I am never tardy.

I ship packages first-class via the US Post Office. If you need or want an upgrade/insurance/etc. - just let me know so I can edit the listing.

***Most items will have a tracking number that you will be given in an email from Etsy that says that your item has shipped. Tracking information is only updated while a package is within the U.S., so if you are an international customer, once your package leaves the U.S., no further information will be available to you. Also for international customers, please be familiar with your own customs regulations! You may be required to pick up your package at your local post office, and they may NOT send you notice that your package has arrived! If the package is returned to me unclaimed, you will be responsible for the reshipping fee.

You can contact the US Postal Service below:
https://www.usps.com/help/contact-us.htm
USPS Tracking
Domestic & International USPS Tracking®
1-800-222-1811
Monday - Friday 8 AM - 8:30 PM ET
Saturday 8 AM - 6 PM ET

Holiday shipping:
The 15th of December is the cutoff for Christmas orders. Orders placed after the 15th cannot be guaranteed arrival in time for Christmas.
Additional policies and FAQs
FEEDBACK/DISPUTE
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Your positive feedback is very important to me and I take my commitment to customer satisfaction very seriously. Please contact me with any issues and I promise to work on resolving the matter.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT
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I respond to messages thru ETSY CONVERSATION only.
All messages will be answered within 1-2 business days.

CUSTOM ORDERS
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Custom orders are always welcome! I am always excited to collaborate and create new and beautiful things!

ABOUT THE MATERIALS I USE
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All of the materials I use are hand picked by me and are top quality. All gemstones used are genuine, and all descriptions of materials are accurate to the very best of my knowledge. If I am unsure of any of the materials used, it will be noted in the listing.

SAFETY
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Malas or jewelry of any kind are NOT safe for babies! Beads pose a choking risk (if a necklace/mala were to break - babies do love to chew!) Anything placed around your child's neck is a strangulation hazard! Even with close supervision, putting jewelry on your baby (or toddler for that matter) is not safe. Accidents happen very quickly.