It was by absolute chance that I started in the handycraft business, i lived in Graça (Lisbon) and worked in a publicity agency. A lot of foreign people used to come by my house, and one of those friends (German) made silver wire jewelry. I remember i really appreciated the way he worked with all those materials. Briefly after he travelled to his country, but left all his stuff at home (three pliers, a silver wire roll and some beads and semi-precious stones). He told me “if one day you need to use it, go ahead”.