By MaterialsRecycled RubberUpcycling Used Bike Innertubes Into Jewellery

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by Green Jean Ferguson

Upcycling Used Bike Innertubes Into Jewellery

Once I decided to create jewelry from my bicycle innertube find, the next step was to do the design. The rubbery flexibility of innertubes make them versatile, and I finally chose to create elastic bands that could be joined like a jumpsy-rope to create a necklace ‘chain’ base. From there, I cut inner tube loops to make short lengths to attach to the rubber necklace ‘chain’ to build upon my design. From my stash of used and new-but-discarded jewelry elements and findings I chose bits to add random, whimsical interest to the necklaces. One necklace even boasts black bows salvaged from a wrapped gift box and a fairy glass vial. Each necklace, or bracelet, is unique and the overall design I call ‘Urban Tribal.’

Upcycling Used Bike Innertubes Into Jewellery Recycled Rubber Upcycled Jewelry Ideas

Upcycling Used Bike Innertubes Into Jewellery Recycled Rubber Upcycled Jewelry Ideas

Upcycling Used Bike Innertubes Into Jewellery Recycled Rubber Upcycled Jewelry Ideas

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