bike chain jewelry lesson

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

Vicki Beth Lynn has an eye for jewelry. She’s bought and sold lots of it over the years, especially the work of interesting designers from past and present. She knows dealers and jewelry-makers in Paris and London, and sells regularly to television shows and movies. (She also runs a multi-media production company but that is another story…)

Vicki and I were walking around Manhattan the other day when she stopped and pointed to a huge brass chain lying on the street, securing a bike to a post. “Look, Sal.” she said,”Wouldn’t that make a great necklace?”

And I looked and saw something I’d never have noticed before (but do now, thanks to Vicki): possibilities for jewelry in all sorts of everyday things, even in the street. Translate the look of that bike chain to a wearable version (real bike chains are HEAVY), and you’d have a dramatic and startling necklace…

…there are teachers all around us, sharing what they know…

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3 Responses to bike chain jewelry lesson

  1. tim birchard 05.07.2012 at 1:44pm #

    Wow… I find it interesting that the person who locked up their bike spent the time, energy and money for a really strong lock… then they looped it through one single spoke on the wheel??? Any would-be thief could simply break that one single spoke and walk away with the bike. Yikes.

    And I agree with you… I love my bike chain jewelry. I just converted my mountain bike to a single speed and the extra section of the brand new replacement chain makes a perfect bracelet.

    Peace,
    Tim

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