Scott Stoll logo world traveler. A bicycle wheel and the globe symbolizes Scott's journey around the world on a bicycle.
A beautiful button and copper wire sculpture of a penny farthing bicycle. Photographed on on top of a lime in a tree..
One big button and one small button are used to make the shape of classic penny-farthing bicycle, also known as a bone breaker.

Bicycle Buttons

Editor’s Note: This world cyclist supports her travels with handmade bicycle button jewelry or velobotóns!

Velobotones

I’m Martina from Switzerland and since 2009 you can find me most of the time on a bicycle seat somewhere on this world.

As a bicyclist and a very creative person, I wanted to add something to my travels and created the velobotones. Small bikes made of wire were a bit boring, so the colored buttons came into play. The first models were made in Bogota, Colombia. From that point in time, the offer is expanding steadily and the luggage is getting heavier and heavier. Some velobotones already travelled through various countries and lived some good adventures but I prefer to let them spread their charm somewhere on the way.

Furthermore, they provide that I can pedal a bit longer as they fill my travel purse. From now they are available on this website:

You can follow more of Martina’s adventures here, or order some buttons.

Martina Gee's Velobotóns Earrings. Wire, beads and white buttons made into decorative bicycle-shaped earrings.
Wire, beads and white buttons made into decorative bicycle-shaped earrings.
Martina Gee's Velobotóns Urbana Earring. Wire and purple buttons made into decorative bicycle-shaped earrings.
Wire and purple buttons made into decorative bicycle-shaped earrings. The Urbana earring.
Wire, bead and red buttons made into a bicycle-shaped keychain. Artistically photographed on top of a cactus.
Wire, bead and red buttons made into a bicycle-shaped keychain. Artistically photographed on top of a cactus.
Martina Gee's Velobotóns Carrera. Wire, bead and two red buttons make this miniature bicycle sculpture.
Wire, bead and two red buttons make this miniature bicycle sculpture.

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