Recycled bicycle chain earrings

© 2012 rwelbes. All rights reserved.

Made from recycled bike chain plates and rollers, I have made a series of earrings. These are for sale in my etsy shop, or can be purchased at various Chicagoland handmade are shows.

Recycled Bicycle Windchimes

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Created from recycled cassette cogs, disc brake rotors, and chainrings, these windchimes can be found for sale in my etsy shop, or at various handmade shows in the Chicagoland area. Check back for show dates!

Modern Retail Sites

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Working with Modern Retail, we work with a variety of small retailers to create shoppable sites that fit their existing brand and sales needs, as varying as they may be. This is a sampling of the vast variety of clients … Continue reading

Pappageorge Haymes Promo Book

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Pappageorge Haymes is a boutique-style architecture firm with a forward thinking design aesthetic. However when an RFP strictly dictates the format of submittals, there isn’t always a place to show that. This book was designed to work as a supplement … Continue reading

MCA Exposed

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Created as part of a large campaign for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s MCA: Exposed exhibit, these ads appeared all over the city. Some highlights were el stations, the Red Eye, Time Out Chicago, and Chicago magazine.

Kinky Llama Racing 2012 Kit

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This kit was designed to be slick, somewhat retro, and recognizable. With the smooth black skinsuit, we feature the vintage style type across the chest, and keep the sponsor logos on the back. Simple. Clean. Fast.

CCC New Years Resolution Banner

© 2011 Amy Dykema. All rights reserved.)

With the Chicago Cyclocross Cup‘s first UCI level race in the works, a finish line banner was require. It had to stand out against the grey winter sky and also somehow work with the CCC’s logo. I drew on the … Continue reading

Humble Frameworks

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Local bicycle builder Michael Catano of Humble Frameworks asked me to create a new headbadge for his fledgling bicycle brand. Working together to come up with something unique that defines the brand, we settled on an image of this fierce … Continue reading