Bike P'Arts: "Re-cycled" Creations - melissagreenawalt

Art Made From Recycled Bike Parts

I love bikes and cycling, and I think that bikes are beautiful. One year, at a local Christmas Party Yankee Swap, the theme was used cycling gear. I wanted to create something really unique with a definite cycling flair, so I gathered up an old bent rim that no one would want, some worn-out chainrings and cassettes, and some bent spokes to make a windchime. It was pretty popular, and every so often, someone will ask whether I still make such things.

Why, yes, as a matter of fact. I do. Here’s what I’ve been up to... A little of this; a little of that. I scavenge the “dead parts box” at local bike shops, taking away the scraps before they reach the dump. With some cleaning and creative reshaping, worn-out “junk” is once again beautiful! There is something satisfying about reusing and giving new usefulness to cast-off things. And if you’re a cyclist, you just might think that bikes and bike parts are as cool as I do.

I’ve been making wind chimes, Christmas ornaments, keychains, mosaic mirrors, clocks, and suncatchers for a while now, but I've recently expanded my selection to include creative jewelry. Please check out the unique necklaces, bracelets, and earrings in this gallery, and contact me for pricing and availability!

I’m always in search of raw materials to recycle, so if you have old, worn-out bike parts gathering dust, give me a call, and let’s talk re-cycling!