Finally selling my jewelry


samples of my jewelry

I think I started making hemp jewelry when I was 12.  I remember doing a lot of it in Germany one summer, and purchasing about 80 Deutsche marks worth of beads and string.  Well, I have kept the materials over the years and started picking it up again.  There was a craft fair in Durango last weekend, and while I missed the boat on that, I was able to get a small table at the local grocery co-op, Durango Natural Foods for two hours on Sunday.  I sold three things, and I have much more.  I will probably continue making things until I run out of supplies before reassessing whether this is a worthwhile hobby.  In the meantime, I decided I would try to sell my creations online instead of lugging everything around wherever I travel.  Now is the perfect season to start selling these sorts of things, so after researching my options, I decided to use Etsy as my online jewelry selling platform.


I would also like to use this as an opportunity to raise money for a charity, since I haven’t actually done any fundraising since last summer.  So, if anyone does want to buy this jewelry, I will keep track of all my sales and donate 20% of whatever I make to the National MS Society.  If you would like to make a larger donation to the MS Society or are not even interested in the jewelry but still want to donate, please e-mail me and we can figure out a method via paypal or some other option.  At the end of this year, I will submit my donation (and will continue to do the same thing for next year).

So, without further to write, I introduce my Etsy shop, Nomadic Jewelry by Nomadic Cycling

About Sarah

Sarah grew up in Cranston - just south of Providence, Rhode Island - and developed a love for travel, music, and outdoor sports at an early age. She had started bicycling long distances at age 12, as a participant of the MS150 bike tours to raise money for the MS Society. She didn't use her bike regularly until she built her own while studying in Montreal and found it an excellent way to get around the city. After graduating from McGill and moving back to Providence, Sarah started working at Brown University's office of Environmental Health & Safety as the Biological Safety Specialist. She was living 4 miles away at the time, and for the first few weeks was driving to work. She made the switch from driving to bicycling when she realized that she could get to work faster, avoid parking tickets, and integrate a few miles of training into her day. Bicycling was better for the environment and better for her own health and mood. She found that she had more energy and felt much happier once she started biking to work. When her car broke down several months later, she never bothered replacing it. After 4 years of working in Biosafety (and on her master's in Environmental Studies), Sarah left her job to pursue her passion. She has been working various jobs in the bicycle industry since June of 2011, including pedicab driver, bicycle tour guide, bike mechanic and traveling bicycle advocate. In between seasonal jobs, she has done a few long-distance bike tours, which is the main reason for this blog. Her dream is to eventually ride around the world and sail across the oceans.

Posted on 13 December 2013, in The space between and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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