About me

Hi! Thank you for your interest in my handmade products.

I'm Khristy, mom of two, passionate about macrame, but also about latin dancing, content creation and DIY. I'm in love with all things island & beachy! I was born and raised on Aruba (Dutch Caribbean) and currently living in The Netherlands. Together with my biggest supporter, Glen, we have been running a small dance business for some years now (@dancamore). Aside from dancing, working and being a busy mom, I've always felt the need for a creative outlet and dreamt of having my own handmade webshop someday. 


With Isla Bohemia Handmade I aim to create unique pieces inspired by my Caribbean roots.

I love to experiment with new concepts, so if you have any ideas for a unique piece for your home

or have a specific fashion accessory in mind, please contact me.

Follow me on social media to see what I'm currently working on.

Thank you for visiting my shop!


Cu amor, Khristy

About my products

One of my main values is being as ecological and sustainable as I can, creating products that are long lasting and good for the environment.

A big part of my creations are made from high quality, 100% recycled cotton cord. Leftover cord from bigger projects are saved to use in smaller projects or to make fringes.

On our Tote bags you will find the EarthAware™ label. EarthAware™ products support efforts to steadily reduce our environmental footprint through better design, reduced packaging, more sustainable materials and support for local environmental initiatives.

In every step of the production process I try to think of possibilities in making my products and packaging more sustainable. Earrings are delivered in a small reusable jute jewelry bag. Jute is biodegradable, 100% compostable and extremely strong.

Postal orders are delivered in high quality carton boxes or Kraft paper bags, containing the FSC-quality mark. This packaging material can be recycled in the paper recycling containers (papierbakken) found everywhere here in The Netherlands.