Wednesday, November 11, 2015

New Kids Bracelets now available at the Store

New gifts for the Holidaze: Simple Kids Snap Bracelets made from bike tubes!

These kids sized bike tube bracelets come ready to wear, embellished with a brass star or a pink heart.

A pair would make great friendship bracelets. Let them show their friends some love!

Sizes (approx): 1-3yrs 6'' -XXS, 4-6yrs 7'' -XS, 7-11yrs 8.5'' -S

They have a leather like look and are waterproof, stain proof, and durable. Made with heavy duty snaps these won't fall off and get lost.

Boys Star Listing
Girls Heart Listing

All bike tubes are upcycled from a trustworthy local source then cleaned and polished with natural vegetable based biodegrable soap and  oils.

Note: We consider all of our items appropriate for anyone of any gender identity. The 'boys/girls' reference is for the sole business purpose of optimizing etsy's search engine metrics and making sure our items are found equally throughout their system.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October shop news

We finished the move!
The store is now open even as I finish setting up and organizing the new space, just in time for ordering in the fall and winter gifting season!

To celebrate the move, we have our newest wallet creation on promo sale: the compact bi-fold no-sew for only $20 (from $29)

The crafts workshop is now located at the 3530 E 28th St building in the Longfellow neighborhood, right off the greenway.

Our new home office/mailing address is 1042 27th Ave SE, Apt C, 55414.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

August & September Shop News

As you may have noticed, the store is on vacation mode. We are moving to a different neighborhood, and reorganizing the shop space. The home office address will change, but the shop space will stay the same. We are really excited to have new opportunities and experiences in a new place. Stay tuned for updates!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bike Night 2015 at the MIA!
Rowan at Bike Night 2015 (from City Pages)
I'll have a couple few frames on had to show and answer questions about. Come join the fun!

I will also be contributing a bike tube item for the raffle from!
Riding through the doors of Minneapolis Institute of Arts for ‪#‎BikeNightMIA‬ Tomorrow!
Join us from 6-9 p.m. for a FREE night of art + bikes + brews.
RSVP and invites here:

Thursday, July 9, 2015

New Item: Bi-fold Wallet!

I'm stoked to introduce this smaller companion to the popular Tri-fold wallet! Its compact profile is
more conducive to a compact and active lifestyle.

Black Ship Crafts: BI-Fold No Sew Wallet on

Some critiques of the tri-fold led me to make a more compact wallet that was more 'packable,' easy to tuck in your jersey or frame bag for short trips or commutes. It is also a rivet-only wallet, meaning no hand sewn seams.

Last year I made a prototype, and after using it for over 6 months, I decided that it is ready to launch.

Water resistant, made with the best quality upcycled bike inner tubes.

-Silver OR Black & Gold profile
-Accommodates up to 9x20 centimeter bills, receipts, notes, etc.
-Several pockets to keep your bills and cards in
-Double Heavy-Duty Snaps to keep your precious items secured.
-Large Heavy-Duty Grommet - Keep it by your side with a clip to the D-Ring on your bike tube belt! No more losing it in the couch cushions or behind seats!
-Compact for easy packability