Hi all Aussie Orchidians!
I am French but have been living in Sydney for the last 11 years.
Did the 3 year Advanced Diploma in Jewellery and Object Design at
Sydney TAFE. Graduated in 2000, at the tender age of 49 years old:
it's never too late to start! Now I run an stall at the Rocks Market,
selling jewellery that's uniquely designer-made in Australia. The
stall features works by 20 local artists.
I joined Orchid 12 years ago. I was living in Kobe, Japan at the
time, teaching French at several Universities and doing jewellery as
a hobby. We had to move to Australia for my husband to study here. I
got the tip to try TAFE from an Australian Orchidian when I posted a
question back then. Who ever you are, I cannot thank you enough for
your advice, this has changed my life!
I have introduced Orchid to my teachers and co-students at TAFE and
I still recommend anybody in the field to look it up. I find so many
good tips on Orchid and always try and pass them onto other
Thanks Orchid for the wonderful help, it is such a pleasure to
belong to this worldwide group of generous and passionate people!
suite 107, level 1, 250 Pitt Street, Sydney
P.S. If any of you fellow Orchidians ever come to Sydney, please
drop in, I will be delighted to meet you. The market is open every
Saturday and Sunday, my stall is at the beginning on the outside,
left hand side. Just look for the sign "Francine Haywood Jewellery".