Edwin Konde, aka Eddie
Here's a fun fact about where Eddie comes from:
Located in a subtropical highland climate, Harare has an average temperate suitable for growing a variety of goods. Commodities like tobacco, corn, cotton and various citrus fruits are traded each day in Harare. Textiles, steel and various chemicals are also manufactured and sold from Harare. Another interesting Harare Zimbabwe fact, is that gold is mined and exported directly from the city.
How did you start at PICHULIK?
Eddie like most of the team was introduced to Kat by Mel(1st PICHULIK team member in the jewelry production department).Eddie has been working here since 14 Feb 2014 prior to that he used to do bead work.
What Inspires you about the Brand?
"I am inspired by the Brand, working for Kat has given me the opportunity to work with my hands, she has mentored me and given me the materials to create. The best feeling is seeing the finishing product and knowing that I was the one that made it."
Eddie's Fav. Piece
HOOPED EARRINGS WITH GHANANIAN AGATE STONE DETAIL
"I love all the semi precious stones Kat uses in her work." In this instance Kat used Ghananian Agate Stone, Eddie says: "He finds all the meaning to different stones and crystals to be very interesting and it makes every piece so personal."
Here is a link to Eddies fav. piece which also can be bought in our online shop:
Keywords: Protection, Strength, Harmony
"Agate's most noticeable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. Historically it was placed in water for cooking or drinking to dispel sickness. The Metaphysical and Healing Properties Lore of any specific type of agate depend to some extent on the color of the agate, but all agates have certain things in common.
Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength in both battle and physically.
Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy. However, because it is a grounding stone, it does not increase energy at all times, but rather enables bursts of energy as needed. In this way, agate is a conservation stone, and enhances longevity."
PICHULIK designs jewelry for Brave Women.
Who is Eddies BRAVE PERSON?
Haile Selassi, Strong Leader
"Over the next four decades, Haile Selassie presided over a country and government that was an expression of his personal authority. His reforms greatly strengthened schools and the police, and he instituted a new constitution and centralized his own power.
In 1936 he was forced into exile after Italy invaded Ethiopia. Haile Selassie became the face of the resistance as he went before the League of Nations in Geneva for assistance, and eventually secured the help of the British in reclaiming his country and reinstituting his powers as emperor in 1941.
Haile Selassie again moved to try to modernize his country. In the face of a wave of anti-colonialism sweeping across Africa, he granted a new constitution in 1955, one that outlined equal rights for his citizens under the law, but conversely did nothing to diminish Haile Selassie's own powers."
"By the early 1970s famine, ever-worsening unemployment and increasing frustration with the government's inability to respond to the country's problems began to undermine Haile Selassie's rule.
In February 1974 mutinies broke out in the army over low pay, while a secessionist guerrilla war in Eritrea furthered his problems. Haile Selassie was eventually ousted from power in a coup and kept under house arrest in his palace until his death in 1975.
Reports initially circulated claiming that he had died of natural causes, but later evidence revealed that he had probably been strangled to death on the orders of the new government."
What do you want to be when you grow up?
One day I would like to have my own business, at the moment in my spare time I work from home making hand make Long Boards.