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Designers (and entrepreneurs) Barbi Touron and Aaron Shear came up with an inventive and fashionable way to recycle of all things bicycle inner tubes.

Rather than let them languish (for centuries) in some land fill, the Portland, Oregon-based pair turn them into cool, eco-friendly jewelry. They take the rubber, which is durable, pliable and waterproof, and cut it into lace-like bracelets, necklaces, earrings, even stylized masks. Each piece of their Urban Lace collection is treated with their own organic, plant-based formula that leaves a lasting luster and keeps the soft, smooth texture.

A perfect example: this Reflections bracelet that’s based upon a design inspired by the reflection of the mirrored images found inside a kaleidoscope. Others are inspired by architecture and Neo-Victorian designs.

Suggested retail: $29