Jewelry Supply Resources in Foreign Places

by Jean BH.
(Carriacou, Grenada)

Shells and Gems Together on Kumihimo Necklace (Jewelry Supply Resources in Foreign Places), by Jean BH  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Shells & Gems together on Kumihimo Necklace

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.

Wrapped Seashell - Jewelry Supply Resources in Foreign Places, by Jean BH  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Wrapped Seashell

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:

Samples of jewelry made with unusual supplies, by Jean BH  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Samples of work with unusual supplies

So no matter where you live, you can create the most unique jewelry that will be enjoyed by all.

Jean BH
Greetings from the Wild Side

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