“Chainspirations” Bicycle Chain Jewelry (& giveaway!)
Fashion, Fitness and Giving Back
“I want Chainspirations to help people celebrate and inspire fitness”
~ Paula MacMann
What inspires you? An inspirational person … an inspirational quote … an object … an event?? Cycle & Style would like to introduce you to someone that just might inspire you. Once again some really unique jewelry has found us and it comes with a great story full of inspiration.
Paula MacMann of St. Louis, MO has been an avid cyclist for over 20 years now. In 2008, Paula retired from a rewarding career in information technology. For the first two years after retiring she spent time on her bike and catching up on items that she had put on the “back-burner”. Paula loved her life, but something was missing and she wanted to find a way to give back. (Got your attention now … don’t we!!)
Paula says that during an organized bike ride, she came across a small town’s community center where a large copy of a check for $1,100 was displayed on the wall. ”The mayor of the town was proud of the donation and I could do something to give back,” says Paula. ”With a process of things coming together and the timing of events in my life … the birth of Chainspirations occurred.”
A chain from Paula’s bike which had been replaced during that summer became the inspiration for her. Paula learned how to disassemble and clean that bike chain. With the help of her jewelry-talented sister, some anodized jump rings and her imagination the line of Chainspirations’ jewelry (www.chainspirations.com)was born.
Chainspirations’ jewelry is:
- fashion that’s fun
- a celebration of fitness
- eco-friendly; green; saving bike chains from landfill & using recycled paper
- giving back by donating to organizations that promote healthy living
Cycle & Style is once again delighted to share with all of our readers another fun story of an avid cyclist with a fabulous idea to give back to the community while continuing to enjoy the love of cycling. With each sale, a portion of the proceeds of Chainspirations is donated to organizations that promote healthy living. And … how great is this – jewelry items are offered to groups as fundraising items!! Were you wondering what your local bicycle club was going to do for this years’ fundraiser?? Contact Paula!!
Chainspirations gives you just that inspiration that you need with a touch of chain!! It’s a bike lovers must-have. An inspirational quote, packaged in a form of a mini-envelope on the back of your jewelry display card is a perfect touch. Paula adds, “This quote helps to raise fitness awareness and has the ‘pass it on and share it’ motivation.”
bicycle chain jewelry to celebrate & inspire fitness!
“A healthy lifestyle can help combat an array of preventable illnesses. It helps one lead an independent, happy and healthy life. I want Chainspirations to help people celebrate and inspire fitness. By wearing bike chain jewelry, the fun memories of rides past can come alive and be an inspiration to become more aware of everyday choices of fitness and look fashionable at the same time!”
My current benefactors are: