My mum taught me to macrame at the age of 6 and making hemp jewelry later helped support my world travels for many years . I started my first business in 2000 after an accident left me unable to work in Perth, Western Australia. All i had at the time was a bag of beads and a ball of hemp and selling jewelry helped pay for a bed at a local youth hostel. I ended up selling so many pieces of jewelry to travelers and local surf shops i opened a stall at Fremantle Markets and lived there for two years. The mountains lured me back to Colorado eventually where i later owned and operated two retail stores of my own selling jewelry and accessories.
In 2009 a friend suggested i list my handmade hemp jewelry for sale on Etsy.com. At the same time i saw the need for a one stop supply shop for hemp jewelry makers and Hemp Beadery was born. Six months later i was able to close the brick and mortar store i was operating and work full time on internet sales.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for stopping by!
Claire ( shop owner )