24 Feb Urban Lace
So what do old bike parts and Jewelry have to do with each other? Well for the purpose of this story, just about everything as a matter of fact.
Here be Urban Lace Jewelry. These little beauties are hand crafted by designers Barbi Touron and Aaron Shear, and are re-born from discarded inner tubes of bicycles. Because thousands, (if not hundreds of thousands we think) of inner tubes, are thrown into landfill each year in the US alone, Barbi and Sean have dedicated themselves to reducing the amount of this slow to decompose material, by turning it into chic, wearable, art.
The inner tubes themselves are durable, flexible, and waterproof. Each finished piece has been carefully washed and coated in an organic plant based formula that Urban Lace has developed, giving the material its lasting luster.