For the Love of Jewelry and Bikes
Cycle and Style loves when something new and fun finds us. When it gets down to it, it’s a “networking thing” and we here at C&S like to play the Networking Game. We enjoy hearing from our readers. We like to find out who and what’s out there and of course we love to share what we find. This month, Cycle and Style is sharing with you a new friend, her company, a bicycle story and jewelry inspired by “Starry Night” just with you.
Cara from Iowa City, Iowa is the designer of the hand crafted CJHJewelry (Cara Jo Hamann Jewelry). Cara incorporates recycled bicycle parts into each of her beautiful creations. As her website states, “some (of the recycled parts) are obvious and others are very subtle, which results in a wide range of styles”. “I love making jewelry and it was just a hobby that grew”, she says and add that to being an avid bicycle rider and racer. -We agree that she has found the perfect fit in creating one-of-a-kind bicycle jewelry for all the bicycle enthusiasts out there!! “It’s a fun thing for me that creates a little extra money to support my bike habit,” says Cara.
All of Cara’s beautiful pieces can be viewed and purchased on her website that links to her Etsy site. Or if you are in Iowa City area, stop by Geoff’s Bike and Ski and check out a selection of Cara’s Jewelry on display there.
Her current line includes many different earrings, necklaces, bracelets and sets. If you do purchase one of the many creations to be had, all of Cara’s pieces ship in complimentary gift boxes adorned with the CJHJewelry logo. Nice touch Cara!! (Yes … this is Beth … and I am all about the presentation!!)
You know, I had to know if Cara wore any of her jewelry when she raced and her response was: ABSOLUTELY!! She went on to tell me that it was mainly two things: “..My ‘button’ earrings – I have the presta nut style or similar ones that are made with chain bushings. I also always wear a bottle cap necklace — mine has a robot inside and I think of it as a good luck charm. The good thing about both those earrings and the necklace is that they are sweat proof, so I don’t have to worry about them getting damaged.” (Thanks Cara!! Good to know!!)
As Cara says, “New products are added often, so please check back frequently!” Also don’t forget to “like” CJHJewelry on Facebook, you can keep up with the new stuff being updated!!
C&S has a pair of Cara’s Presta Nut Stud Earrings entitled “Starry Night” and when you look at the painting ~ Starry Night ~ by Van Gogh you will see why it got it’s name. Enter to win this pair of earrings by making a comment on this article. Tell us about your “Good Luck Charm”!! Entries need to be posted by Tuesday, March 29th. Good Luck!!
CONGRATULATIONS to Miriam of Durango, CO … you are going to love your “Starry Night”!!