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.