Why trough away what natures gives back? As long as shell aren't fished to kill, shell, found on beaches are a perfect material for creation. Made with huge patience by local artist, belts, necklesses and bracelets.......all beautiful together or on their own.
Bamboo is a suitable alternative for wood. In term of look and feel but also in terms of durablity.
Like wood, bamboo can be easily treated by adding all kinds of different finishing touches. A big difference is however that bamboo grows ten times faster then wood, although it is stronger and more flexible then wood.
Besides its unique jungle look, this material is very light and comfortable.