Charming Memories – Remember Your Ride
“Jewelry is made with a sentimental component.” – Kelly Anne
Cycle and Style has once again found unique pieces of jewelry for the fans of our site. “I like pieces that are meaningful to the wearer or remind them of something or someone important,” says Kelly Anne. We love Kelly Anne’s story and her “I Can” attitude!!
Kelly Anne has been involved in jewelry making for about 6 years now. Check out her etsy site and all of the beautiful creations. Kelly Anne walked into a local bead store to buy supplies for some beaded bookmarks and saw so many possibilities. She began by learning basic wire wrapping and then took classes to learn other skills. Kelly Anne is always reading books and getting her inspiration from just about everything which lead me to the question that I just had to know …
Why the “bike” theme jewelry?
“The first cycling themed piece I made was actually for myself when I was training to do my first big ride. It was a necklace with a silver bike charm and a tag that reads “I Can.” It also has a blue amazonite bead which is said to represent courage. It was just a personal reminder of my goal. After that ride, I was hooked on biking, and just started making other pieces for my cycling friends.”
Kelly Anne used her jewelry to motivate that “CAN-DO” attitude within herself to make it through that first ride, after that she was hooked. She claims that she is not an avid cyclist, but to C&S, Kelly Anne is just that: a cyclist to inspire all of us. She says that she is not fast, competitive or even super fit but as she says, “I love the way I feel on my bike” and she rides at least 4 times a week. She registers for as many organized rides, especially the women only rides, as her schedule permits, saying that she “loves” the energy at those events. (I would have to agree after attending my first women’s only ride last year – The Goldilocks Ride in Herriman, UT.) “It’s all about fun and supporting each other no matter your level…. everyone can!!”
Take a moment to remember how Kelly Anne started out her biking career – “I CAN” and SHE DID and SO CAN YOU!! Tell us how you got hooked on biking and why you “enjoy the ride”. You will then be entered to win one of Kelly Anne’s beautiful creations (all sterling sliver valued @ $30) entitled “enjoy the ride”. Please make all comments by April 30th. Make sure to use a real name and email so that we can contact you if you win! Good Luck … enjoy the ride.
CONGRATULATIONS Angela of Maize, Kansas!! You will now be wearing one of your very own “enjoy the ride” necklaces!! ENJOY!!
PS – Kelly Anne loves to do customized pieces, so new ideas are always welcome!! Contact her with your ideas!!