Liz Little on Feb 28, 2017
I was hoping to wear the ring all the time however the colours have completely faded after a few weeks - disappointed it wasn't durable - but then again that's wood!
SkateBetty responded on Mar 3, 2017
Sorry to hear about this Liz! Recycled skateboards have a dye sublimation that is very resistant to fading (even though they are made of wood this lack of durability is an anomaly). I have sent you a direct follow up message and am happy to set this right for you.
Sharing a bit of skateboard history and love
SkateBetty started years ago when I was managing a skateboard shop and I decided to start making little trinkets as gifts for friends and staff out of the old skateboards we always had piling up. Soon my staff started contributing ideas and it is with their encouragement and the support of the local skateboard community I really started to go for it and make more accessories and projects.
Now I often have a porch full of busted boards donated by local riders. Finally it got to the point were I was getting hundreds of boards and that is when Derrick & Zac joined on to help with design and manufacturing. Each skateboard donated to us to recycle is a gift.
I know where almost every one of my boards has come from and the story of it's skater. I am so stoked to share pieces of our local skate history with people from all over the world.
Hi! My name is Sheena Crookes and I am the owner of SkateBetty Recycled Skateboard Accessories. I have been recycling skateboards for quite some time now and I am so stoked to offer my line of accessories on Etsy.
Maker, Designer, The Brains And The Muscle Behind The Bigger SkateBetty Projects
Derrick is a meticulous craftsman and is behind the designing and creating of the big scale SkateBetty projects. He is also my life partner, band mate and best friend. Together we have an awesome little girl, a little house, a pug and a wood shop.
Zac has an amazing eye and is always finding ways to incorporate cool touches like keeping as much original graphics & grind marks as possible. Zac and I have worked side by side for many years in the skateboard industry and now with SkateBetty.
We are stoked to present to you our collection of hand crafted jewelry, art & accessories. Each item is made from the damaged remains of busted boards that we have been accumulating through years of being involved in the Winnipeg, Canada skate scene. Every item on this site is a unique one of a kind piece that has it's own personality. All markings are the original design of the deck in combination with the wear inflicted by its' skater. Each piece is a part of a story that begins with the construction of hard rock maple formed into a skateboard. That board becomes a part of a skaters hopes, dreams, goals and sometimes pain. When it is done it's job we step in and transform the skateboard into a new piece. The story of that skateboard continues on through the people who rock our accessories.
We don't think that recycling old boards will save the planet or keep our landfills from over flowing but it is a great way to keep us connected to the idea of appreciating & re identifying with some of our possessions. Falling in love again with the things that have given us so much joy, beauty & challenge.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Pay Pal
- Credit cards via Etsy check out
- Etsy Gift Cards.
Currently Canada Post Air shipping times are approx. 6-10 Business days in USA & Canada. 2-3 weeks for international orders. These estimated shipping times are based on assuming that items have not been delayed at Customs. (So far nothing we have ever shipped has had a problem with delayed shipping or customs declarations - knock on wood)
Refunds and Exchanges
Custom ring orders are made to standard U.S. sizing and measured using a professional regulation mandrel. We recommend having your finger sized by a jeweller before ordering as all custom rings are final sale. If you are purchasing rings as wedding bands we recommend buying a few back ups as these rings are made from used skateboards and will not tolerate moisture and have a limited lifetime especially if you wear your ring everyday.
Ready Made Policy
Any unused ready made items may be returned within 30 days of your order. Please contact us for a return authorization number. We will refund your purchase once the item has arrived back. We do not cover return shipping fees.