“My name is I Wayan Kwera Putra. I was born in a small village in Gianyar called Tampaksiring in 2000. My father is a jewelry artisan who specializes in making brass jewelry combinations with gold plating. I am the oldest son, with two little sisters, and I love my family. I was born and raised in a small village in Bali, which means I spent my childhood close to nature. I love beaches, forests, and paddy fields.
“Every day since I was a little kid I watched my father making brass jewelry. What he did and the result of what he did was always beautiful. So one day I got interested in making jewelry. My father supports me and also teaches me how to handle tools, materials, and other stuff. At the age of 17 I became serious about becoming a brass and jewelry artisan. I use the same raw materials as my father, but I combine them with wood. I think it adds another aspect to the yellow brass.
“Even though I am still young, I think my jewelry is beautiful. I put love and effort into all of my jewelry designs. And with my age, I believe I have so much more to learn. And I am lucky to be one of NOVICA’s artisans. There are many seniors artisans from whom I can learn, and also the NOVICA environment sometimes gives me input and improvement. I hope I can grow to be better and I hope NOVICA can help me to promote my works to all customers.”