I spent thirteen months traveling in south america. While working at a hostel in the tiny town of Ollantaytambo, Peru I met three women selling beautiful, shiny handmade jewelry on a stone street corner. I was intrigued.
We all ended up living together in a mud house surrounded by fields of potatoes and constellations. We cooked together, shared clothing, met so many people. And I bought my first pair of pliers at a flea market and started learning how to make earrings.
After a few months we went on seperate ways. And I started living just off of these earrings. I did lots of bartering; for food, for rooms, for bus rides. As a way of saying thank you to the amazingly generous people I met. I learned a new technique from every artesano I met. I also learned how to talk to strangers in a language I didn't speak too well...
- Born on March 26
- Joined April 9, 2010