Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ideas Abound.......

I've been brainstorming some of the pieces I'd be making out of recyled bicycle parts.

My list so far includes jewelry - earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc...  Also urban dream catchers made out of wheels/spokes and weaving odd bits into them, something along the lines of the below picture - but far more cleaner and sleek looking.

I'm also considering making purses and clutches out of recycled tubes, but that's dependent upon getting a working sewing machine that could handle that strength of material.  I really like some of the items at  Reclaimed Wreckage's Shop, like this purse.

Some more sellable items like business card holders made out of rims/chains, mirrors made out of gears/cogs, coasters and bowls made out of bicycle chains, magnets made out of bicycle cogs/gears, posssibly coffee tables made out of glass mosaic, bicycle rims for the top, and twisted/braided spokes around pieces of bicycle frames and/or handlebars for legs.  I'm working on a few sketches right now as to what that would look like.

1 comment:

  1. How about making photo frames? Love your ideas, some of those things could be totally sweet.