Yesterday I detailed the first Hot Metal project I made at Jewellery School. It took me months. I’m gradually speeding up and have since made a few more pieces.
South Africa is famous for its gold and platinum mines, for diamonds from Kimberly and Cullinan and also has limited silver mining. So it’s a great place, to learn more about gems, metals and jewellery.
In previous post, Hot Metal, I wrote about how I took up a shiny new hobby to help fill my time as an expat wife. I started Jewellery School.
How does an expat wife fill her time with a ‘not permitted to work’ clause attached to their visa? One way is to pick a shiny new hobby that you wouldn’t have the time or opportunity to take up in your home country. It gets you out of the house, you meet new people and adds much needed structure to your week. My shiny new hobby is making jewellery, (made with blow torches and silver, rather than fish wire and beads).