LINKSbyAnnette

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

Chicago, Illinois

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I got some really nice reviews lately and it got me to thinking.... As a person who makes their products with their own two hands I take reviews very personally. What I mean by that is every time my phone alerts me that I have a new review I get nervous to open it. I love what I do and what I make but what if they did not?!?! ahhh! What if I messed up the order? What if? What if? oh - phew - they liked it! Listen, I would not make or sell something that I would not stand behind. I take garbage and try to make it not look like garbage anymore. Better yet I make products you can use - functional products. I guess that is carried over form my days of being a personal trainer - everything is functional! Anyways, thank you all who take the time to write a review, send me a kind email, tell your friends about me and support handmade.
2020 has been quite a year so far. The more we can come together and support each other, the easier time we'll have getting through this.
Stay safe everyone!

We now offer FREE SHIPPING on everything in our store. All orders ship in 1-3 business days and are sent with a tracking number that will help you keep an eye on your package while it makes its way to you.

Due to disruptions from COVID-19, there are potential shipping carrier delays, but rest assured that I'm doing all I can to avoid this. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions.

Gift wrapping is available. If you mark your purchase as a gift, remember to include a note to the recipient so they know who the gift is from.

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LINKS by Annette
Upcycled bike parts...made awesome.

#ridefastlookgood

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 23, 2020

Thank you for supporting handmade.

I got some really nice reviews lately and it got me to thinking.... As a person who makes their products with their own two hands I take reviews very personally. What I mean by that is every time my phone alerts me that I have a new review I get nervous to open it. I love what I do and what I make but what if they did not?!?! ahhh! What if I messed up the order? What if? What if? oh - phew - they liked it! Listen, I would not make or sell something that I would not stand behind. I take garbage and try to make it not look like garbage anymore. Better yet I make products you can use - functional products. I guess that is carried over form my days of being a personal trainer - everything is functional! Anyways, thank you all who take the time to write a review, send me a kind email, tell your friends about me and support handmade.
2020 has been quite a year so far. The more we can come together and support each other, the easier time we'll have getting through this.
Stay safe everyone!

We now offer FREE SHIPPING on everything in our store. All orders ship in 1-3 business days and are sent with a tracking number that will help you keep an eye on your package while it makes its way to you.

Due to disruptions from COVID-19, there are potential shipping carrier delays, but rest assured that I'm doing all I can to avoid this. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions.

Gift wrapping is available. If you mark your purchase as a gift, remember to include a note to the recipient so they know who the gift is from.

See more goodness at www.linksbyannette.com
Join our mailing list at www.linksbyannette.com/pages/contact
Follow. Drool. Share. Like. @linksbyannette
LINKS by Annette
Upcycled bike parts...made awesome.

#ridefastlookgood

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About LINKSbyAnnette

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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

    My favorite person is my dog I like sunrise better than sunset Smiling is my favorite emotion Favorite dessert 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

    Assistant

    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.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 13, 2020
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

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
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
Payment must be paid in full. Custom orders must be paid in full at start of project.
Shipping
We try to keep things simple, so all orders ship free. 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 or UPS. A tracking number will be provided. We are not responsible for orders once they are in the possession of the carrier, but you can check on their status using your tracking number.
Additional policies and FAQs
For custom order requests, email us at linksbyannette [!at] gmail.com. Wholesale option on select designs are available.


For bracelet orders, follow instructions below to measure your wrist:

Step 1: Measure your wrist just below the wrist bone, where one would normally wear a bracelet, with a flexible measuring tape or a strip of paper.

Step 2: If you are using a plain strip of paper, then measure that paper strip with a ruler to determine your wrist size.

Step 3: Add 1/4-1" (average is 1/2") to your wrist size, depending on whether you would like a snug, comfort, or loose fit. This should be the ideal bracelet length for you.