Cultured Mabe Pearl Button Earrings from Indonesia, "Blooming White Roses"
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Working with innovative craftspeople in his village, Wayan Sarjana is proud to present beautiful pieces of jewelry from Indonesia. He designs this pair of button earrings in the shape of blooming flowers, each with a single glowing cultured mabe pearl. The pearls are surrounded by dark, oxidized petals of sterling silver for a truly stunning look.
Sarjana has steadily grown his workshop. He is eager to continue growing and hopes to be able to employ additional silversmiths in the near future.
Sarjana has a diverse jewelry collection that incorporates both traditional and contemporary motifs. He learned silversmithing from his uncle, and sought out Javanese silversmiths to teach him the specialized art of traditional Indonesian handmade chains - a speciality that has been handed down through the generations. Sarjana is dedicated to preserving Indonesian silverwork and hopes to some day teach his children this art.
Wayan Sarjana has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1350 and the most recent for $6000. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of sterling silver for production.
Novica sales account for nearly 100 percent of Sarjana's workshop income. This income supports his family and the families of his five assistants.
Sarjana educated his oldest child and now provides for the education of his youngest daughter.
Sarjana gives work to other silversmiths, two of whom specialize in the jawa technique.
Sarjana's two children were born 15 years apart. He provides for both of them.