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inner tube bracelet

by Barbi Touron and Aaron Shear
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Inner Beauty

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.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
21981
Made from
resin, nickel, recycled bike inner tube
Measurements
7.5" L
Notes
Wash with damp cloth
  • the maker
Barbi Touron and Aaron Shear

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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INNER TUBE BRACELET
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Stylish (5)
  • Easy to put on (4)
  • Holds shape (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (6)
  • Everyday (6)
  • Dates / night out (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (5), Comfort-oriented (4), Modern (4), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5), Yes (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3), Other (3)

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5.0

Liked this gift so much I bought another

By 

from Alabama

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Put On
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Everyday
    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out

    Comments about INNER TUBE BRACELET:

    Was looking for gifts made in USA. This bracelet was perfect for my daughter-in-law at Christmas. I bought another for my niece's 18th birthday this month. A very stylish bracelet for these young women.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Clever and Amusing

    By 

    from Nyack, NY

    About Me Modern, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Holds Shape
    • It's Recycled

    Cons

    • Difficult To Put On
    • I Got Wrong Designsize
    • I Got Wrong Design Size

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Everyday

    Comments about INNER TUBE BRACELET:

    This is an amusing take-off on tire rubber. I received the wrong design and a large size (catalogue doesn't offer a size choice, but tag lists S M L with L checked on mine).

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome.

    By 

    from Boston

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Put On
    • High Quality
    • Holds Shape
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Everyday
      • Night Out

      Comments about INNER TUBE BRACELET:

      Like a tattoo for my wrist without having to actually get one. I'm thrilled.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Nice info about artist

      By 

      from NJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about INNER TUBE BRACELET:

            I liked the packaging & presentation of this gift, especially the included information about the artist. It helps make the gift meaningful.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product Again

            By 

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Put On
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Loses Shape Easily

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Everyday

            Comments about INNER TUBE BRACELET:

            These were purchased as friendship bracelets for 25 year old women; I am always interested in " trendy" and Eco- friendly products; they were very well accepted and the gals loved them. Upon receipt of the bracelets, I looked them over --definitely a quality product; described appropriately -- as usual.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            beautiful, but please offer all sizes

            By 

            from Huntington, NY

            About Me Classic, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Stylish
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Curls At Edges

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Everyday

            Comments about INNER TUBE BRACELET:

            My stepmother is a cycling enthusiast, so this was a great gift for her. I was surprised though that when it arrived it indicated it was a L/XL size - there had been no size option during ordering, and if there had been, I would have chosen the next size down. I think she'll still be able to wear it, but if the thing comes in sizes, please offer the sizes!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Design With the Planet in Mind

            By 

            from Portland, Oregon

            About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Put On
            • Eco friendly
            • High Quality
            • Holds Shape
            • Lustrous
            • Stunning
            • Stylish
            • Vegan
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Everyday
              • Formal Occasions
              • Night Out

              Comments about INNER TUBE BRACELET:

              I love these bracelets, they can be absolutely paired with anything. From a day at the beach to an evening out on the town. Stylish and durable. You can't beat that.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No, No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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