Jewellery designer and founder of Phatsima Jewellery Designs, Nontando Molefe (32), talks about the secrets to running a successful business in bespoke jewels.
I fell in love with jewellery designing while browsing through a catalogue in my teens. I was immediately captivated by the intricate designs and curious to know how they were made from scratch. So, I enrolled at the National School of the Arts while in grade 10 because it offers jewellery design as a subject. After matric, I continued my studies at the University of Johannesburg and graduated with a national diploma in jewellery design and manufacture.
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