Jewelry Supply Resources in Foreign Places
by Jean BH.
I live in Carriacou, Grenada and supplies to make the fancy jewelry you see online, Esty, Pinterest, etc. are not readily available.
But that doesn’t stop my creative juices from flowing. I would like to think the lack of beautiful beads and threads adds an edge to my jewelry creations.
I scour the hardware and automotive stores for usable items to make my jewelry stand out. I use fishing thread, which is very strong, in any color I can find.
In addition to seashells, Lionfish fins and spines, and sea glass, I use various fishing tackle pieces, copper and silver tubing from the automotive store and nuts and bolts.
Combined with my macrame skills, below are a few pieces I created….
Animal print Kumihimo necklace with copper tubing and washers, emerald green Kumihimo bracelet with silver tubing, black macrame bracelets with fishing tackle and/or hardware nuts, earrings with beads and fishing tackle, red macrame necklace with fishing tackle:
So no matter where you live, you can create the most unique jewelry that will be enjoyed by all.
Greetings from the Wild Side