Martin & Dila - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Silver Jewellery Making
Thank God for Skillstourism! I always admired crafts in general including jewellery, but I never considered myself skillful or patient enough to do it myself. Working with my own hands and having the required patience were definitely never among my strengths. But when I met Varis and he told me about Skillstourism, my old limitation shattered into pieces. "It's no science, these are just ordinary people", Varis told me while we walked among the many craftsmen tiny studios of Mandi Mohalla's neighborhood in Mysore, "if you are open enough, you will learn". I signed up right away for a jewellery course, taught by master jeweller Shyam. Not only I learnt the basics of jewellery, but I also have tons of fun hanging out with Shyam and other local craftsmen, all very talented, hard working and good hearted people. In just five days I was able to make the engagement ring for my fiancé and another for myself. But what's more important, I realize that craft-working is like meditation, your mind stops and you're fully in it, nothing else matters! I became very patient during the course, it was very therapeutic. I will definitely sign up for another course next year, can't wait to learn more stuff!