I did a post on my Grenada blog all about the stores here in Grenada where you can find crafting supplies.
There is a fabric store, there is a tiny store where you can buy beads and jewelry makings, and then there is the hardware store.
The hardware store is home to a lot of gem's one might not normally find.... because you aren't looking with the right mindset. Grenada has changed the way I look at everything!
I have been joking with my friends that Grenadians think that I am insane. They see me coming and think what is this crazy white girl doing today.
Case in point:
I was wasting some time waiting on a bus at the hardware store last week. I was roaming up and down every single aisle looking for inspiration in anything and everything. In the back corner I stopped to examine the area where they cut keys. Keys are a favorite thing of mine (what isn't right?) and so I was looking at them and an employee approached me and asked if I needed assistance... here is the convo:
How much is a key?
Which key? - any key
You just want a key? - yes
A automobile key is $20EC - yikes! do you have any mistake keys? Keys you have cut and the person didn't buy?
You want a key that doesn't work? - sure
*pulls out a box of damaged keys* - yes! how much are those keys?
I have no idea... let me ask someone
*3rd person enters*
She wants a damaged key? - yes
Why? - I like to make things. I think I could hang it on a necklace or put it on a picture
I guess you can have one. - for free?!
And that is how the exchange went. Two Grenadian men think I am crazy, but I got 2 free damaged automobile keys out of it! :)
They're about 3 inches long. I haven't decided what to do with them yet, I think I'm going to paint them and hang them on a chain. I'll be sure to let you know.
Have you gotten anything damaged from a store for free before?? Have you ever thought about asking for damaged keys? It's worth a try! This is something I will for sure be trying again!