Online and straight from the finger sales

Yvonne de Wit - Jewellery Design & Art

Besides from my studio/gallery, a few upmarket art fairs and occasionally some export my ‘Down to Earth’ collection is also available online via Faithful-to-Nature in Cape Town. This online shop has a longstanding reputation of high quality natural products and suppliers are thoroughly screened. Virtually weekly (and sometimes multiple orders weekly) orders come in, I pack it and a courier service picks it up. As easy as that. Faithful-to-Nature is mainly targeting the South African market but also takes orders from abroad. It’s interesting to see the local demographics of their customers who order my jewellery. The majority is located in Johannesburg/Pretoria plus surrounds and KwaZuluNatal. Until so far only 1 customer from my own province (Western Cape) ordered a piece but I do sell to people from the Western Cape directly. It even happened once in Cape Town that a woman asked me where I got that ring…

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Post Overberg Fires

Herman van Bon Photography

The past few weeks a surface with the surface of the Cape Peninsula (Cape Town) went up in flames in the Overberg. It did not get into the national news for the journos/editors in the Mother City seemingly think that South Africa ends at the Hottentots Mountains 50 km East of Cape Town ( 😀 ). News in South Africa is very relative by the way. Good (investigate) journalists who go the extra mile are nowadays a rarity but that’s another story. Anyway I just made a photo-collage of the destructive fires. All property and agricultural crops/livestock saved; thanks to the (local) fire fighters amongst them numerous volunteers; all provided with food and drinks by other local people. In our village a team of 5+ volunteers kept themselves busy buttering bread (etc.) and distributing it to the several spots where the fire fighters were in action. That’s what I call ‘community spirit’…

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