Wallace Chan The Stone Is Me Summary

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The New York Times article, "The Jeweler Wallace Chan: 'The Stone Is Me'" is about a Hong Kong jeweler and his works. The article talks about how Wallace Chan became a well known international jeweler. Wallace started working with jewelry at the age of 8 when his family moved to Hong Kong from the Fujian Province. He was performing repetitive tasks like spooling yarn and assembling cheap decorative goods. He was working at a young age because his family needed to money to live in order to takes care of themselves in Hong Kong. Wallace made plastic flowers to have enough money to buy two pineapple buns to eat. He felt in love with making jewelry that at the age of 17 he bought his first carving machines, which he used to make carvings

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