You may know people that love cycling. They usually show it by cycling more or encouraging others to do so. Annette Fiscelli shows her love for cycling in her business that honors the bicycle by making something beautiful from parts of a bicycle that is no longer useful and giving them new life.
Her business, Links by Annette, was established 5 years ago to create home goods and jewelry from recycled bicycle parts. She collects discarded and dirty parts from bike shops, cleans and degreases them, and uses her imagination and her newly developed skills of welding, weaving, crocheting, sewing, soldering and woodworking to make upcycled goods.
Annette displays and sells her creations at art fairs and shows throughout the year, but says she sells the most product in Nov. and Dec. of each year. These items make great gifts for cyclists! She started out making jewelry out of dissected bike chains, presta stem rings, and spokes and then graduated to making floor mats from bike tubes. Once she masters a technique, such as making 35 attempts to find the correct angle to cut into an aluminum crank arm so it can be used to open a bottle, she makes large qualities assembly line style. She also takes on custom orders making items from your own bike parts or custom creations. Her portfolio includes coasters, bottle openers, fashion bags, key chains, picture frames, mirrors, clocks, and more. The attention to detail and quality is outstanding.
To see her work check out her web site https://www.linksbyannette.com/. We carry a selection of her home goods and jewelry at Earth Rider so stop by to see some of her popular items first hand and renew your love affair with the bicycle.
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