Colorful Chainring Bike Necklace
My hand painted mixed-media chain ring bicycle necklace is lightweight and one-of-a-kind! The colors on these fun bike earrings are spectacular! Great gift for the cyclist in your life.
These pieces may look like old, weathered metal with a fine, colorful patina…but it’s not metal. It’s PAPER. Yes, you read correctly…PAPER! I use a unique, multi-step process which yields one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces that look more like metal than paper.
You may be asking, “But how durable is it? Will I get more than just a handful of wears?” YES! I coat each piece with a protective glaze that makes it incredibly resilient. No, you can’t swim, shower, or take a hot yoga class in it, but a little moisture from getting caught in light rain or a little bit of sweat won’t hurt it.
Each piece starts as a humble piece of 100% recycled cardstock paper; usually no larger than about 4″ x 6″. I emboss each sheet and then paint them using a highly-blendable metallic paint. I cut out the small shapes I want to use for my jewelry and then I carefully adhere each piece onto 2mm high-density craft foam for stability. The final step is coating each piece with a protective glaze before I begin to assemble it into its final jewelry form.
If you like this piece, check out my other Etsy store featuring nothing but these unique paper pieces. https://www.etsy.com/shop/AtomicPaper
Every purchase is ready for giving in a handmade gift envelope - one and done! The band on the envelope slides off so you can open it up and see what you bought before gifting.
Colorful Chain Ring Bicycle Necklace | Bicycle Jewelry | Bike Necklace | Bike Jewelry | Bicycle Art | Bicycle Gifts | Bicycle AccessoriesDetails:
•Since I hand paint each chain ring pendant, each one is unique and one-of-a-kind.
•The colors on these earrings are metallic light blue, pink, purple, with hints of copper
•Hand painted chainring measures about 1.25" in diameter
•Necklace length is 17". The chain is nickel free silver tone.
•Each side of the chain is accented with a wire-wrapped amethyst bead
•Matching earrings shown in photos are available separately
•VERY lightweight! Ideal for people who don’t like heavy jewelry.
•Each piece comes ready-to-gift in one of my handmade jewelry envelopes (shown in images)