The Katie's Bike Glam Bike Chain Necklace is one of the most glitzily striking of her cycling jewellery range. Strictly Limited Edition and entirely handmade in Katie's mobile workshop, it's another stunning piece of cycling-themed jewellery created from recycled bike chains - which she collects, hand cleans, finishes and polishes herself using a multi-stage process.
The bike chain links are aligned in three neat triangles, linked neatly together using small jump rings and highly polished by hand. The silver chain itself is 19 inches, with an extra link for the clasp. The Katie's Bike Glam Bike Chain Necklace comes displayed with a customised piece of recycled inner tube, in its own gift box.
Katie's Bike's Glam Necklace is one of the most beautiful pieces of bike-themed jewellery we've come across - we adore its design, the story behind it and the quality of workmanship. Plus, it's got that hint of Amazonian-warrior-cycling-bling. And you don't find that in many places, do you?
Each link is a recycled piece of standard bike chain.
The silver chain is 19" (47.5cm) long.
- All bike chain parts 'urban mined' from local bike shops
- 100% hand made
- 100% recycled
- Hand cleaned and polished, using a multi-stage process
- Silver chain and clasp
- Comes mounted on customised inner tube, in gift box
There are plenty of jewellery designers making great use of the irresistible shapes and timeless designs within cycling. But when it comes to creating magical cycling jewellery from up-cycled bike parts, Katie is the Queen.
When we first met her, Katie was working from her London workshop, creating imaginative and beautiful designs from a combination of jewellery designing talent and 'found' pieces of bike apparatus. As an American, however, she was keen to spread her wings and has since begun long distance tours of the UK and beyond with her other half Luke, creating and designing her jewellery in their mobile laboratory/caravan.
She feeds off the inspirational locations that they end up basing themselves and she runs her business in a truly 21st century way whilst drawing on more creative skills. Katie finds all her components by 'urban mining' them from local bike shops' bins, putting them through an intensive multi-stage cleaning process and honing them into something special.