I took a jewellery making course last year and I now have a small handmade jewellery business named Macaw Designz.
I sell handmade jewellery made from natural materials such as seeds as well as pieces made from man-made beads, chain and pendants.
When making the jewellery from natural products they must first be cleaned, drilled then soaked in a mixture of oils to keep the bugs away. The mixture is made from coconut, peppermint, eucalyptus, clove, banana and citronella oils. In addition to keeping the bugs away the oils give the beads a pleasant scent.
Here are the seeds soaking in the oil mixture.
And here are some of the items I made.
This is a necklace made from seeds from the Elephant’s Ear Tree.
This necklace and earring set was made from man-made beads.