At Emancipation time, we love these products that have been made in the Caribbean, but inspired by Africa on www.shopcaribe.com.
STUDIO MADE · ONLY BY HAND · SINCE 1986.
Fluttering around, dancing in the sunshine. So many colours glittering off the wings of birds and butterflies, they light up any space, they calm your worries and bring peace to any space. Shouldn’t you have them in your kitchen, on Read More
Fashionable masks created by Caribbean designers.
Hi my name is Janice Learmond-Criqui and as an artist of jewelry, I chose ShopCaribe because I wanted my jewelry to be purchased by clients from around the world. ShopCaribe’s name is what encouraged me to be a part of their website. It speaks to the Caribbean and if as a client I wanted jewelry accessories from the Caribbean, ShopCaribe would be the place to go and shop.
I got into jewelry as a stress reliever. I had a high stress job and when I got home, I could not unwind. One day while on holiday in Tobago I came across websites that taught you how to make necklaces and earrings. I love the wire bending but realized that it needed a lot of practice. So I purchased the materials and tools and my journey started.
I made so many pieces that I started giving them away as gifts. It gave me pleasure to see the look of happiness when people received my jewelry. I went to a Christmas Bazaar to sell my pieces and there was a woman who liked one of the pieces. She said she did not have the money to buy it but I could see that she was in love with the piece. So I took the piece, put it into a gift bag and gave it to her wishing her Merry Christmas. She was so taken aback by my kindness that she started to cry. I hugged her and said that she was special as I felt a connection with this woman. She said that no one had shown her such kindness in a long time.
Each piece is handmade and made with lots of love. Each piece is a treasure to me. So for those who purchase my pieces I do hope that you will enjoy them as I enjoyed making them.
Janice Learmond-Criqui, CPC, ACC