Agnes started Lippi Studios with a notion- having a tiny piece of handmade art to carry with you brightens your day, and lifts the spirit. From the upcycled bicycle parts earrings to the recycled copper roofing materials used in the keyfobs, you are sure to find something that speaks to you. Inspired by the beautifully scenic area of historic Honesdale Pa, and enabled by our avid local bicycling community, it’s hard not to be moved to create. I hope you feel the same way. Handmade in the USA means something different to everyone, creation from the heart to stir the soul and move the pedals. Agnes also makes custom pieces and larger orders for cycling events or bike clubs.
All of her stained glass pieces are made the old fashioned way, without the use of a band saw or other electrical apparatuses, just a good traditional glass cutter and some elbow grease. She uses only the highest quality stained glass, which is cut and ground smooth on the edges before a copper foil is applied. Then, each piece of glass and sprocket is soldered using the same traditional lead soldering method which hasn’t changed since created by Tiffany during the Art Nouveau period. Some pieces have a great used and rusty feel, while others are bright and “chromey”, it all depends on one’s taste.
A 16-1/2″ mountain bike rim is filled with summery blues and greens reminding you of the county. Chain runs throughout the piece tying it all together. Custom color combinations are always an option, however, the rim type will vary.
Buy the piece with your credit card through Bikes&Humans or send the payment via paypal directly to the crafter (3% OFF): Artsy61@ptd.net