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Blue topaz and bone pendant necklace, 'Mermaid Fantasy' - Blue Topaz Sterling Silver and Bone Mermaid Pendant Necklace Curate

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Mermaid Fantasy - Blue Topaz Sterling Silver and Bone Mermaid Pendant Necklace

A beautiful mermaid holds a flower over her head, hanging from a length of... more

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A beautiful mermaid holds a flower over her head, hanging from a length of leather cord. Made Wardika crafts this elegant pendant necklace, carving the mermaid from bone with a natural white finish. He accents the mermaid with spiraling motifs of sterling silver, fitted with a petite stone of blue topaz.

  • 12 grams
  • 0.42 oz
  • Cord length: 50 cm L
  • Cord length: 19.75" L
  • Cord width: 2 mm
  • Cord width: 2 mm
  • Pendant: 7.5 cm H x 3.5 cm W x 0.8 cm D
  • Pendant: 3" H x 1.4" W x 0.3" D

  • 925 sterling silver, blue topaz, cow bone, leather cord
  • Color(s) may vary slightly
  • S-hook or hook clasp
  • Combination finish
  • Free Jewelry Packaging? Yes
  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Java
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Wardika comes from a village that specializes in bone carving, a traditional Balinese art that has been passed from generation to generation. When he was eighteen, he began to work as a bone carver and determined that he would become a master carver. Every day, he carefully studied and copied the techniques of the best carvers until he became their equal. Today, he earns a living and proudly supports his family with the sales of his unique carvings. He is able to give work to others in his community and hopes to teach this art to the next generation.

Wardika began working at the age of eight, first painting and then carving exquisite images in bone. He sat for days on end to do his work and, as a result, has developed health problems. About two years, ago he began to have trouble with his spinal nerve. He was only able to stand or walk for minutes at a time and this left him unable to work. Therapy and natural healing have eased the condition but he has developed a phobia about soft mattresses. He will only sleep on very hard mattresses as he is afraid of becoming paralyzed and permanently disabled. He draws strength from his family, works at therapy and struggles to return to normal while fighting an ongoing battle with his phobia.

Wardika was a street vendor with an unpredictable income until he joined Novica and shoppers discovered his unique work. Now his Novica sales provide a stable income and he is able to employ artisan assistants to help produce his jewelry.

Wardika provides for his three children and is deeply attentive to teaching them respect for the elders and the natural world.

Wardika and his family and his four assistants and their families are dependent upon the steady income that Novica provides.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Made Wardika provides for the education of his children.

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Blue topaz and bone pendant necklace, Mermaid Fantasy

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Made Wardika

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Made Wardika

Carved bone and leather jewelry

Bali and Java
2 artist reviews

2 Testimonials for Made Wardika

Fred

Southern Oregon

Executed in bone this pendent is one of the nicest I have seen. Not just on NOVICA but in my travels around Asia.

Paulette

Love his work and fine details!
 
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