From Nothing to Something


It’s been said that the beauty can be found in the most obscure places. How about a blown out bike tire in the neighboring bike shop?

For Dutch designer Sasja Saptenno, bike tire inner tubes offer her a source of beautiful inspiration that translate magnificently into her art-like accessories collection.

Since 1995, Saptenno has created necklaces, bracelets and shawls out of tire rubbish. Often spending hours on end learning the characteristics of the rubber, Saptenno can get lost in her own thoughts reconstructing and deconstructing the material to make new forms.

Saptenno’s creations have quite a reputation and if you are daring enough to wear her one of- a-kind pieces, prepare for some major physical admiration from strangers.

Sasja Saptenno is available online at julieartisans.comimage