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Bone and leather pendant necklace, 'Swimming with Mother' - Handcrafted White Turtle Pendant and Leather Cord Necklace Curate

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Handcrafted White Turtle Pendant and Leather Cord Necklace, "Swimming with Mother"

A little sea turtle swims behind his mother, depicted in a hand-carved pendant.... more

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Details

A little sea turtle swims behind his mother, depicted in a hand-carved pendant. Made Wardika of Bali crafts a uniquely beautiful necklace, completing his design with a dark brown leather cord.

  • 10 grams
  • 0.35 oz
  • Cord length: 34 cm min L - x 70 cm max L
  • Cord length: 13.5" min L - x 27.5" max L
  • Cord width: 2 mm
  • Cord width: 2 mm
  • Pendant: 5.9 cm L x 2.9 cm W x 0.9 cm D
  • Pendant: 2.3" L x 1.1" W x 0.4" D

  • Cow bone, leather cord, stainless steel
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Length is adjustable
  • Sliding knot
  • 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.

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.

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

Made Wardika provides for the education of his children.

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07/27/2016

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"Fabulous gift for my "turtle-loving" friend!"

This pendant got a rave review and many thanks from the friend I gifted it to. It's so cute for a mom and daughter, and especially one who loves turtles. Beautifully made. Thank you, Made Wardika, you have such talent.

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"Gorgeous! "

Perfection in every detail! Wearable art, and an example of fine Craftsmanship at its best!

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08/07/2017

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"A beautiful pendant."

I am very happy with my pendant. It is very delicate so care must be taken when wearing it. The details of this piece are amazing!

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02/12/2018

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"So delicate and different!!!"

This pendant is beautiful! Bought it for a friend who loves turtles, has 3 of them in her backyard since forever and also loves turtle items and she really liked it! I believe the pendant is perfection at it?s best! It?s so delicate and different and very well made. I also loved that it came in a beautiful cloth pouch with a personal note from the artist inside. Great touch! Made Wardika, keep doing what you do because your art is beautiful and unique!

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  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: birthday

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07/31/2018

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"Beautiful necklace"

This is a beautiful quality piece. I love it!

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09/20/2018

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"Workmanship is awesome. Really happy with it!"

Absolutely love it!

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06/25/2019

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"Makes me smile!"

Fine craftsmanship from an expert. Reminds me of my turtle at home. I don't know how you find the patience for such intricate work, but I'm glad you can share your talent with the world!

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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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