Recycled Bicycle Tube Bracelet

I noticed this lady was wearing this bracelet that looked like leather with unique leaf like cut outs all over it. I decided to ask her about it and I am so glad I did. She told me her husband is a bike commuter and goes through bicycle tubes like a wild man. She wasn’t quite sure what to do with them as they were piling up so she decided she would somehow find a way to get use out of them. She started playing around with them and found that they made some unique jewelry. And the best part, she used eyelets to connect the two sides. She said they stretch enough so that you can just slip it on. She also made a necklace and earrings from bicycle tubes. I love finding crafty people! I am so excited to try this. But since I don’t have any bicycle tubes laying around, I figured I would give it a try with my leather scraps.

Now these aren’t exactly like the one she made but the middle one is similar, just with eyelets instead of a snap closure. So many possibilities!

Photo courtesy of The Matchbook.

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