Upcycled. Handmade. One-of-a-kind.

Chicago, Illinois | 329 Sales


Upcycled. Handmade. One-of-a-kind.

Chicago, Illinois 329 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Upcycled bike parts...made awesome.



Last updated on Sep 30, 2018

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Upcycled bike parts...made awesome.



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    LINKSbyAnnette. Upcycled. Handmade. One-of-a-kind.

    Bicycles hold a special place in my heart. I’ve spent thousands of hours on that seat riding, coaching and commuting and have always found beauty in the parts. I love being on my bike, but instead of just riding it, I wanted to use it to create something new. I asked a friend who owns a bike shop to save me some old parts. He handed me a box filled to the brim, I dove in and started to play. LINKS by Annette was born, just like that.

    My goal is to transform everyday parts - change the mundane and dirty into something that’s elevated, show-stopping and doesn’t scream “I used to be on a bicycle!”. Since everything I create is made from parts that have been used, each piece is one of a kind; no two gears wear that same way, and I get to take advantage of whatever the bike shops can’t use. I let my imagination run wild to make things I’ve never seen before. I love being creative, I love using my hands, and my heart is happiest when someone loves my products.

    I grew up working in the garage with my Dad, and watching him and my Mom haul home hidden gems from the flea market and transform them into refinished additions to our home. Now, all these years later, they help me unload my car full of retired bike parts collected from local shops, and assist in the garage as I create upcycled additions for your home.

    Since starting LINKS in 2015, I’ve learned a lot - including welding, weaving, crocheting, sewing, soldering and woodworking - so that I can keep creating more. I care deeply about good design and great quality. I gain inspiration from everything around me and have a soft spot for construction that is smart, clean and cultivated. By playing every day in my studio, creating new things out of old, and using my creativity to keep things out of the landfill, I have found a new way to connect with people and the environment.

    Upcycled, recycled, reused, repurposed - call it what you want. I create unique, high-quality, modern industrial home goods, décor and wearable products. Everything is handmade in Chicago with a passion for cycling and functional design, a meticulous eye for detail, and a dedication to making the world a better place, one bike part at a time.

    Shop members

    • Annette

      Owner, Designer, Head Grease Cleaner

      Favorite person is my dog. I like sunrise better than sunset. Smiling is my favorite emotion. Favorite desert is sugar. I sing and dance a lot when I’m alone. Favorite word is "fate". Known to start stories with "So, I saw this documentary and…."

    • My Parents

      Assistants Extraordinaire

      LINKS wouldn’t exist without their support. Dad takes apart & cleans as much chain as I need. Mom paints everything that’s hand painted, by hand. They love to dance. Let me take over their garage on a regular basis. They’ve been married almost 50yrs.

    • Amanda

      Co-pilot, IT, All Around Good Person

      My favorite foods are chocolate chip cookies and chard. I love making people laugh. Being up-side-down is my happy place. I make everything into a song. Literally climbed the walls as a child. Ended up in Cirque du Soleil. Loves a good snuggle.

    • Degreaser


      We care a lot about the earth and love that we get to rescue things that would otherwise be garbage. We use Dawn and a natural cleaner to clean all those greasy parts.


    Find LINKSbyAnnette at the following upcoming markets!

    • Crafty Bastards Nashville
      The Gulch

      Nov 3–4

      Crafty Bastards is a juried exhibition and sale of handmade goods from independent artists that originated 14 years ago in Washington, D.C., presented by the Nashville Scene’s sister publication, the Washington City Paper. Nashville Scene launched a version of the event in November 2014, integrating a curated selection of beer for sale along with handcrafted items, activities, entertainment and food truck fare. We are thrilled to host Crafty Bastards for the third year in The Gulch neighborhood on Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4, 2018 from 10 AM - 4 PM at 1201 Laurel St. This is a FREE community event, made possible by our sponsors

    • Show of Hands
      Architectural Artifacts, Inc.
      4325 N Ravenswood Ave

      Nov 16–18

      This marks our 9th show and we couldn't be more excited to - once again - bring you the best of the best in design, art & craft from the Chicagoland area and beyond! You'll find jewelry, ceramics, bath & body products, apparel, accessories, carry goods, homegoods, ceramics, stationery & art prints, candles, sweet treats and much, much more! All participants at SHOW of HANDS Chicago are independent + local makers that have been carefully curated to create a unique, high quality & unpretentious shopping experience for the design-saavy shopper! Taking place the weekend *before* Thanksgiving, SHOW of HANDS is the perfect place to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping! You'll find something for everyone at this incredibly diverse & well-curated show... including that little something special just for yourself!

    • Made in Chicago Holiday Market
      Plumber's Hall
      1340 W Washington Blvd

      Nov 24

      This Small Business Saturday, bring your family, and discover unique rarities from the hardworking hands of Chicago makers. Made in Chicago Market is a celebration of innovation, resourcefulness and beauty in local craft and design. This holiday season, discover what our local artisans have made for you, your friends, your home and more. Shop local and support your neighborhood makers!

    • The Hoilday Swing
      Union Station
      30 W Pershing Rd

      Dec 1–2

      Join The Midwest's biggest handmade holiday shopping event in our 8th year of celebrating the handmade movement: The Holiday Swing. 100+ handmade & vintage vendors + food trucks + cash bar + whimsical photobooth + holiday cheer at one of the most beautifully decorated holiday destinations in Kansas City: Union Station Kansas City Inc. Best of all? It's FREE to attend.

    • One Of a Kind Chicago - Holiday Mart
      The Merchandise Mart
      222 Merchandise Mart Plz

      Dec 6–9

      The Mart is the world’s largest commercial building, wholesale design center and one of Chicago’s premier international business locations. Encompassing 4.2 million gross square feet, The Mart spans two city blocks, rises 25 stories and has its own zip code!

    • MADE Festival
      Morgan Manufacturing
      401 N Morgan St

      Dec 16

      Hand made items for sale for Christmas.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on September 28, 2018
    Welcome to LINKS by Annette!

    We rescue retired bike parts and create unique, high-quality, modern industrial home goods, decor and jewelry. Upcycled, recycled, repurposed, reused, call it what you want. Everything is handmade in Chicago with a passion for cycling and functional design, a meticulous eye for detail and a dedication to making the world a better place, one bike part at a time.

    Unique. Show-stopping. Crafted by hand.

    Accepted payment methods

    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • Apple Pay
    • Klarna
    • Sofort
    • Ideal
    • Paypal
    • GiftcardAccepts 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
    Returns and exchange details
    If you are not happy with your LINKS order, it can be exchanged or returned by contacting us within 2 weeks of purchase. If you receive a damaged or defective item, contact us within 2 days. Just email us with the problem.

    Items being shipped must be postmarked within 30 days of purchase and shipped using a trackable shipping service. We recommend purchasing shipping insurance for goods valued over $100. We can't guarantee that we will receive your returned item. If we do not, no exchange or refund will be issued. Once we receive the item from you, we will refund your purchase.

    Excepting the case of defect, you will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you were charged shipping on your original order, and you receive a refund for your return, the cost of shipping will be deducted from your refund.

    Custom orders are non-refundable.
    Payment must be paid in full. Custom orders must be paid in full at start of project.
    We try to keep things simple. Flat rate or $3 for everything. Period.

    We guarantee processing of all orders within 1-3 business days after payment is received to ensure prompt delivery of your order.

    Standard orders will be sent USPS ground or First Class Priority Mail. A tracking number will be provided. We are not responsible for orders once they are in the possession of USPS, but you can check on their status using your tracking number.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    Wholesale option on select designs are available.