Throughout November and into the Christmas period Alfie and the team over at the Access Bike project decided to turn their hands from fixing up bikes to something new, making chandeliers out of old bike parts.
And with a lot of help from Jack, our resident chandelier guru, several members of the team began not only experimenting but making their own fully functional, repurposed, upcycled, reimagined bike part chandeliers.
And they’re beautiful.
So what was the point of making these beautiful chandeliers? Apart, of course, for showing how everything can be repurposed into beautiful things rather than thrown away… even old bike parts!
Well the chandeliers went on display at the Stroud Goodwill Festival shortly before Christmas, where members of the public could admire the hard work that had gone in to them, and, if they liked what they saw, order one for themselves.
Each chandelier is a slightly different shape, and if you like the look of a particular one you can order one for yourself. All proceeds from any chandelier sales do, of course, go back into the Access Bike project, to help keep it running, and to keep giving more young people the chance to learn and develop new skills.
If you’re interested in learning more about the chandeliers, how they were made, how you can order one for yourself, or other ways in which you can support the Access Bike workshop then please get in touch with Anna, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Access Bike Facebook Page.