My shopping adventures continued this week. (Read about last week’s shopping adventures in An Honest Living, Part 1.) Beadwork is a specialty craft in South Africa. Everywhere I go, I see men sitting on street corners bending wire into animals, trees, keychains, etc., and decorating the wire with beads. Seventh Street in Melville is a particular hotspot for these artists, perhaps because there is a bead shop at the corner of 7th Street and First Avenue. Joe and I are going to D.C. for a visit next week and I have many gifts to buy. So I’ve developed a business relationship with Samuel and Silas, two brothers who sell their beadwork on the sidewalk in front of Nunos Restaurant. Samuel and Silas (I’ll call them S&S) are in their early 20s – they came to Joburg a few years ago from Zimbabwe and this is how they make their living.