A training on making jewellery with forest beads and other natural material was held on 26th May 2014. Ten persons from the four villages of Banagudi Shola, Nedugalcombai, Baviyur and Kattabettu attended the training. Delhi based designer Ms Shainy George from the Grass Jewel line of jewellery was the resource person for the programme. While Archana Sivaramakrishnan, Programme Coordinator , Livelihoods & Environmental Governance focussed on crochet jewellery techniques, Ms Shainy spent the day teaching them knots, crochet beading and macramé work for bracelets, earrings and necklaces. The training programme aims at adding to the livelihoods basket of indigenous communities through production and sale of natural products based jewellery.