inner tube braceletby Barbi Touron and Aaron Shear
- the story
Leave the doilies at your grandma's house; these lace pieces are built for the road. Barbi Touron and Aaron Shear give intricate lacework an industrial edge with their bold bracelets made from inner tubes collected from bike shops around Portland, Oregon. Each salvaged strip of material is carefully washed and coated in an organic plant-based formula, which gives each accessory a supple texture and a lasting luster.
The couple draws their inspiration from a range of different objects—from kaleidoscopic reflections to impressive trussed bridges—and as a result, each unique piece possesses a distinct attitude that's fit to complement any wearer's individual style; while one bracelet may evoke the starkness of a tribal tattoo, another may suggest the delicacy of butterfly wing. Handmade in Portland, Oregon.
- Item ID
- Made from
- resin, nickel, recycled bike inner tube
- 7.5" L
- Wash with damp cloth
- the maker
Barbi Touron and Aaron Shear
Aaron Shear and Barbi Touron are the co owners/designers for Urban Lace. Barbi Touron started out in a small garage below her apartment making jewelry for friends in 2006. As more people wore her jewelry and word of mouth spread, so did the demand for these unique creations. With orders growing beyond her ability to keep up, Barbi partnered with Aaron Shear and Urban Lace was born. They have been working together since September 2011 making new designs for the up coming year 2013. They believe that a business should be environmentally, animal and people friendly. They also feel that you should love what you do and do it without harm, without pollutants and with happy healthy employees. Barbi and Aaron strive to create Earth friendly products that not only people will love to wear, but will allow others to think about items in their everyday life a little differently. They hope their our jewelry will make people see a new way of living, a world where everything isn't disposable, but reusable.
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