Month: December 2015

Rebuilding a School one pair of earrings at a time.

Both in Nepal and in Bali I bought jewellery with the idea of selling it in Saudi to help support the Arun Shree Jyoti School Project.  Christmas was coming and I knew if I wanted to capture the present buying crowd before they all headed off around the globe for the Christmas Holidays I needed to have things ready to go by the end of November.  Because of this I concentrated on already made pieces from Bali that I could simply on sell without fabricating them at all. Kilos of luggage later – about 60 in fact – we arrived home with plenty of fashion jewellery, silver, ethnic pieces and clothing. The first and biggest issue to overcome was how to display it.  In Australia, or probably anywhere else in the world I could have gone out and bought display cases, earring holders and all I needed to put together a really funky display. In Saudi finding this kind of thing was beyond me.  Locating and sourcing such things without speaking Arabic and finding ways …