I have been making jewelry since I can remember. Many evenings were spent as a child threading tiny little beads on strings while watching television. Fast forward 15 years and I am still making jewelry, although now I no longer threading tiny beads.In 2011 and 2012 I went on several bike tours, bringing me closer to the environment and my bike. During my first tour I badly wanted to make jewelry (its an addiction) but had little space to bring supplies with me, so I started to cut up old inner tubes that I did not have the soul to throw out. Tada, TUBEDJewelry and TUBED was born.
In the past I have experimented with making jewelry out of “garbage” in an effort to encourage individuals to think more critically about the waste they produce and their impact on the environment, so TUBEDJewelry was a natural extension of this. The difference? TUBEDJewelry is sneaky, and catches people off guard, because they simply don’t look like rubbish.
Since 2012 I have been experimenting with different techniques for colouring the tubes and making other items beyond jewelry. The options are endless.
That tiny bead threading girl has come a long way…on her bike of course.