During this journey, we have been fortunate to find talented artisans from coast to coast, north to south, who share a similar vision of sourcing locally and a commitment to the environment whenever possible.
We are honored to introduce you to a few of wonderfully gifted artisans!
Bicyclette was thrilled and delighted to find Brenda with bstudio after a lengthy search for unique, whimsical handmade necklaces. With a love for designing and creating silk embroidery products, bstudio has used this traditional medium to bring a fresh and exciting look to our original necklace collaborations. As a former commercial interior designer, she enjoys being creative and seeing the final result of an idea coming to fruition. After living in the heart of Canada's largest city for many years, she and her husband have relocated to the country where they take great pleasure in and inspiration from the wildlife that appears from day to day as well as watching the seasons unfold. She has written the booklet 'Ribbon Art' featuring ten projects she developed that was published as part of a silk ribbon embroidery kit and is a guest blogger on Everything Silk, http://www.silkribbon.com/blog/.
Serendipity brought Bicyclette together with Christine Culver from dhbetty Bicycle Gems to collaborate on our glass pendant necklaces and hand silk screened greeting cards. All items are all handmade by Christine Culver - a local bicycle advocate who lead the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition as the executive director for 9 years, she was also a professional downhill mountain bike racer in the 80’s and 90’s and earned a national championship title.
MAME Soy Candles
After a chance meeting at a local craft show, CRAFTERIA, Bicyclette chose MAME Soy Candles to collaborate on our signature candle line. MAME Soy Candles was created by two girlfriends to culminate their love of making home made versions of their favorite fine things. At the best boutique stores around Arizona, they noticed, there was a lack of variety in luxury candles for sale. They researched the potential of offering a handmade, longer lasting and healthy luxury option and thus MAME was born. The girls at MAME believe in enjoying the simple things in life: friends and family, little luxuries, great local hangouts and supporting small independent businesses. Our candles are made only from 100 percent soy wax, pure essential oils and cotton wicks. They are hand poured and hand scented in small batches to ensure the best quality soy candle.