October 30, 2008

Featured Bike Art: SpokesPeople

SpokesPeople, run by Sue Ellen Klein, is out to help a good cause. She's creating jewelry and accessories made with bicycle parts with profits benefiting Neighborhood Bike Works. NBW is a nonprofit educational organization in West Philadelphia that seeks to increase opportunities for urban youth through bicycling. SpokesPeople offers necklaces, bracelets, earrings and change purses all created primarily from used bike parts. I really like the green necklace below made from a used washer off a bike.

In addition to selling on Etsy, SpokesPeople has a "Bike Part Art Show" each year in which artists donate their work to raise money for NBW. Here are a couple of the pieces donated:

How cool is that stuff?

SpokesPeople is doing all kinds of good things in the City of Brotherly Love. Wouldn't it be great if all cities had SpokesPeople in it?

Quote of the Day:
When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween. ~Author Unknown


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