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Training at Atteridgeville Jewellery College
January 2009

Exiting news! During the month of January 2009, four of our beaders got the chance to spend a week at the Atteridgeville Jewellery College in Pretoria. Here Rita, Helen, Matilda and Jane had the opportunity to experience first hand what the art of jewellery making was all about. The ladies got taught how to pierce copper and make their own wire and copper beads from scratch. Working with blow torches and drills certainly had its thrills and great fun was had by all. This friendly opportunity was given to us by the management of Atteridgeville Jewellery College and we would like to thank Fana, Vasco and his team for all their patience and friendly assistance. The intensive training received by the ladies now allows Hassah to manufacture our own beads and chains! It is our mission and heart to bring about a positive change in our community and these extra skills will certainly help to enhance the authenticity of our product and increase the demand for a truly South African product!