Bike Bells

These bike bells are designed using pages from discarded books and vellum paper overlays and are then weatherproofed with glossy resin. $25

Space kitties…and a chihuahua

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City kitties

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Birds in the city

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Birds in space!

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Birds – Winter 2014-2015

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Which cat is the cutest?

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These cute bells highlight dogs! (even though I’m a cat person)

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Dog bells: Winter 2013

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Look at these little buddies! Fur all wind-swept, feeling just like they do when they stick their head out your car window, devoted to any adventure you’re taking them on.

Cat bells: Winter 2013

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I am officially obsessed with cat books. While making these bells, I think about the cats pictured here being startled at an action provided by the photographer, probably a sharp noise or maybe a light. When I think about these cats going on bells, I imagine they are constantly reacting to all the stimulus on the streets that would require one to use a bell! Lights, dogs, pedestrians, potholes… stay safe out there, kittens!

Packaging for my DIY Bike Bell!

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If you look closely, you’ll notice a few changes in my bike bells. The big improvement is a metal thumb lever (brrrring!) thanks to my new wholesale supplier, and the packaging that I’m proud to say I finished designing just in time for craft fair season.  The challenge was to find a container that was re-usable, protected the bell from damage in the purses and bags of customers, but didn’t hide the shining beauty of each bell.  I hope you’ll find a use for these tins afterwards, they would make a great container for spare bike parts (like extra bearings, nuts, or a patch kit) or could be used for spices, as a travel container for soap, etc.
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Summer 2013

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I love the high contrast that can be found in posed cat pictures.  The shape, colour and contours of the nose, ear, whisker, and eyes really come to life!

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These ones have a bit of a retro feeling to them, with the muted blues and orangey fur.  They seem more expressive too, being poised in the hazy past…

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Here are a couple educational cats! One shows how expressive a cat’s whiskers can be, the other shows us what the modern housecat’s wild ancestors look like.  Fierce!
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I’m thinking of doing a bird series since I’ve been noticing them a lot lately. I am leaning towards urban birds since we interact with them every day and therefore can more easily anthropomorphize them. Plus they are forgotten beauties! Where can I find funny pictures of seagulls, starlings, sparrows, and pigeons, I wonder? For now I’m enjoying the therapeutic effect of gazing upon pages and pages of kitties as I make the bells, and the shared coo’s of folks coming by at craft fairs! I hope each and every one finds a good home on someone’s bike, with a perfect fit of personality and colour.

Cat bells for cat people

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