Written by Anna Brones, EcoSalon
When a friend’s tire went flat on a bike ride earlier this year, I asked her if I could keep the tube.
“You want my punctured tube?” she asked, with a slight hint of “are you nuts?”
“What are you going to do with it?”
“I don’t know, earrings maybe?”
I had been mulling the idea over for quite some time. Alchemy Goods and Green Guru are known for their upcycled bike tube designs that I have fallen in love with numerous times, and I figured that if they could do it, so could I, at least on a small scale. A few samples later and several friends were outfitted with new earrings.
Where do you find bike tubes? Go the standard route and put out a call out to your velo loving friends – a Facebook request yielded about 30 used tubes that an old friend had been saving in his basement for a good project – or ask a local bike shop. Got a tube? Let’s get started.
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Bike Tube Earrings
From afar, these bike tube earrings look like they might even be made from metal, but in actuality they’re flexible and incredibly lightweight, perfect for when you want a pair of statement earrings but want to forgo the weight that’s normally associated with them.