Jewelry Making Progress | Nisolo
andeto creating jewelry

“BRASS JEWELRY­MAKING REQUIRES HARD WORK AND A DESIRE TO LEARN NEW THINGS. WHEN YOU HAVE THOSE TWO THINGS, THAT’S WHEN YOU IMPROVE. THROUGH THIS WORK, I HAVE GAINED DISCIPLINE AND TAKEN OWNERSHIP OF MY JOB. I TRY MY BEST TO IMPROVE EACH AND EVERY DAY, COMING UP WITH NEW IDEAS ON HOW TO PRODUCE HIGH­ QUALITY PRODUCTS.” - ANDETO, NISOLO JEWELRY MAKER

the tools of jewelry making

"The wire used for chain necklaces are sourced from shops in town. We use recycled materials like water taps and padlocks for the casted pieces. For bone, we use cow bone which is also recycled in that after people take the meat, we use the leftover bone. Our sourcing impacts local businesses. There are people who collect recycled brass and bone, so we directly impact them."

chain linking brass necklace
soldering jewelry
putting the finishing touches to the jewelry

“I don’t know one product we make where only one person touches it from start to finish. For example, the chain requires many hands touching it, and the same applies to casted pendants. You’ll find one person molding, another casting, another sanding. Teamwork here is required.” -Raymond, Master Jewelry Maker

creating the chainlink necklace

"To make the chain, one person heats the wire, two people coil, and two people cut the links. It is a continuous process so that at the end of the day, the whole team works together on the chain reaction that only ends in the linking."

inspecting the jewlery

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