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When the Wind Blows Multi-Gemstone Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet

When the Wind Blows Multi-Gemstone Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-388389

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Under the auspices of Bali's Dewi Putera, artisans crafting a kite-shaped cuff bracelet using a combination of handwork and casting. The bracelet is adorned with bezel set pear-shaped gemstones--citrine, amethyst, and garnet--surrounding a round amazonite. Gold-plated accents draw attention to intricate swirls and silver granules, oxidized for contrast.

  • materials: 925 sterling silver, 18k gold accents, blue topaz, amethyst, garnet, citrine, amazonite
  • Combination finish
  • Color(s) may vary slightly
6.25 in. L (end to end) x 1.2 in. W

Artisan Information

Dewi Putera

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I love Bali, our culture and customs are unique and diverse. Crafting traditional Balinese silver jewelry cannot be done with machines — it would never be as good as our handmade jewelry. That means that every piece we make is unique, since everything is done by hand and there will always be slight differences, though the design remains the same.

Though my name is Putu Lesari Dewi, I am known by my married name, Dewi Putera. I was born in Gianyar and I come from a family of artists. My dad paints as a personal hobby. He has a large collection at home and I must have inherited his talent and interest in art. I am especially interested Balinese artists, I feel proud to see their creations. I wish I could be an artist like them, be that creative so people would enjoy my work.

"My husband and I have three daughters. Having children changed my life, because now my time belongs to them. No matter how busy I am, they are the most important in my life. I love drawing and painting and, after meeting my husband for the first time, I kept thinking of him and I even made sketches of his face since he was always on my mind. Today, I channel my talent into designing jewelry. My friends see me as a person who is always giving a hand, but I hang out less with them than I used to.

"I'm a self-taught artist — I learned all I could from reading books. With imagination comes inspiration. I just start designing — it doesn't require much equipment, just paper and pencil. Then I explain my design to the silversmiths I work with and they craft the piece with manual tools. I use silver as a material and also gems. I like to use unique and uncommon gems because they look different. However, sometimes it can be hard to find unique gems.

"Our mission when we started this venture is to promote Balinese culture as well as artisans living in harsh circumstances. And yet, their work is worn everywhere in the world. We did not have a lot of capital to support our mission but we never gave up, as we believed wholeheartedly we would succeed.

"Eventually we found ourselves in a position to be able to offer jobs to about 20 Balinese silversmiths. We have been working together for decades now. They craft the jewelry that I design. Ninety percent of our work is handmade and we are very proud of it.

"A phrase that is always in my heart and mind is 'and all of these will have passed.' I have really learned from this, especially when I'm feeling sad and I remember it, and I believe it will pass in the end. And I also remember it when I'm feeling very happy, and I am grateful for life. Being happy and sad is normal, and will soon pass.

"By working with you, we hope our silversmiths can have more work and we look forward to better promotion for our jewelry."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

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