Luthier Extraordinaire

Maira Barragán from La Problaciôn (Cordoba) in Argentinia is a gifted person. She builds (and plays) the cuatro ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuatro_(instrument) ). Not just ordinary ones but as a real ‘Luthier’ she creates cuatros with wood and silver inlays (the last probably inspired by her jewellery making father). Maira is visiting the place I live in …

Doing something different with jewellery

Doing something different with #jewellery. Yvonne de Wit (she is just setting up her own blog; the ‘about’ page is more or less finalised), co-incidentally my wife and love of a life-time ( 😀 ), creates jewellery of sterling silver and South African Earth (such a diversity). Pictured is a pendant in the shape of a Zulu shield …

Ollie THE Ant

Somewhere on a farm near our village lives a guy who has dedicated his life to ants and spiders. And these insects you can find in abundance around his dwelling. Oliver (but all say ‘Ollie’) will never kill an insect. He’s so inspired by them that he copies them in diverse materials. And they look …