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Recycling cycles into unique jewellery

Malvern Editorial 3rd Feb, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A TOWN resident is going from pedals to pendants with a new business venture that transforms old bike parts into unique jewellery items.

Mike Price will showcase items from Respoke Designs at Christ Church’s first book fair of the year next Saturday (February 8).

The 46-year-old formerly worked with a charity supporting criminal offenders in Worcester but has now branched out on his own to set up the business from inside his Howsell Road home in the last fortnight.

Mr Price told the Observer: “The charity has decided to go in a another direction so I decided to do something different.

“I used to do a lot of things with the students about recycling and sustainability and it has grown from there really.

“This just seemed like the natural progression.

“It’s totally different going out on my own and quite interesting.

“I know we can make unique items but now it’s about getting the word out there to the public.”

He said the website www.respokedesigns.co.uk would be up and running within two weeks but for now people could check out the items for sale by following Respoke Designs on Facebook.

The book fair will take place between 10am to 12midday at Christ Church on Avenue Road.

There will be a wide range of reading material to choose from including children’s books, and tea, coffee and cakes will be on offer from the church cafĂ©.

Angie Green from Christ Church said: “These are very popular events to come to and socialise as well as come away with a book to give you hours of entertainment.”

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