What happens to all those old chains, spokes, and various other bike parts when they break or become unusable? Colorado company Velo Bling Designs works with local bike shops in and around the greater Denver area to transform used and unwanted parts into beautiful bike themed jewelry and accessories, taking would be waste and creating art.
Velo Bling Designs was started by artist and cycling enthusiast Ed Dunne. Rescuing the so called "junk and funk" that bike shops tend to throw away, including chains, cables, cassettes, and hubs, Ed and his crew create unique, fun, and functional jewelry and accessories, perfect for any bike lover.
Products include necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings for women, as well as chain link cufflinks and assorted jewelry for men. In addition to accessories, Ed creates innovative home decor such as Christmas ornaments, wine bottle stoppers, and wine charms.
Velo Bling desk clocks are constructed out of old hubs, cassettes, and gears. The unique and brightly colored wall clocks, made from mountain bike brake rotors, will keep you longing for single track throughout the day.
Items range in price from $5 for pendants to $113 for desk clocks currently on sale. All products can be ordered from the company website. A little Velo Bling would make a great last minute present for those cyclists or mountain bikers on your list.