Peridot and Sterling Silver Frog Dangle Earrings from Bali, "Night Croakers"
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Framed by sterling silver, croaking frogs are hand-carved of bone to dangle from the ears. These Balinese earrings are designed by Made Wardika. He accents them with one carat of natural peridot stones.
- 9 grams
- 0.32 oz
- 4.3 cm H x 2.1 cm W x 0.6 cm D
- 1.7" H x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
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 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.
Made Wardika has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $4000.
Wardika and his family and his four assistants and their families are dependent upon the steady income that Novica provides.
Made provides for his three children and is deeply attentive to teaching them respect for the elders and the natural world.
These earrings can be used for "dress" as they are intricately crafted with bone carving and feature a delicate peridot. They can also be casual, displaying playful frogs coordinated with a matching green gemstone. (I love bone carved jewelry as it is used in place of ivory). They are 1.7 inches long to be used for multiple styles. I bought them for a "bohemian" style and they were smaller than expected. Because of the quality and beautiful packaging they can be easily gifted. Also peridot is the designated gem for august.
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