Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings, "Free as a Butterfly"
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For Balinese designer Sukartini, butterflies are a symbol of freedom. She crafts their lacy wings from gleaming silver for very original earrings.
.925 Sterling silver
Sukartini has seen two of her children graduate and continues to pay for the education of her youngest son.
Sukartini has received 10 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1500 and the most recent for $4000. Proceeds were used to stock up on the materials she needs for production, such as sterling silver and gemstones.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
Sukartini provides work for several local silversmiths.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.
"Sweet, Petite Earrings"
The earrings are lovely and beautifully executed. However, I took the liberty of adding two dihedrals to the body of the butterfly so the wings have a slight angle to the body, causing the butterfly to appear to be flying. The dihedrals do add more interest to the earrings. As the earrings are so light and delicate, I also changed the hook finding to a silver leverback for security so that I would not lose them. I will enjoy these earrings a great deal. Thank you for sharing your talent with Novica!
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