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Gold-Plated Half-Hoop Earrings - Through the Hoop
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Treated with a super subtle hammered finish, Wayan Karang's classic half-hoop earrings offer just the right amount of edge. Balinese artisans hand craft the earrings from 22k gold-plated brass, keeping the hoops slender for timeless appeal.
- 22k gold-plated brass
- 0.08 oz
- 2.5 inches L x 2.6 inches W x 0 inches D
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Wayan Karang
Country: Bali and Java
"My name is Wayan Karang Wira Adi Putra. I was born in Denpasar in 1994. I grew up in Celuk Village, Gianyar, which is famous for its silver crafts. My parents are silver craftsmen; my father is one of the senior craftsmen in my village. I am the eldest of two children; I was born in a simple family. Since childhood, I have loved to draw. When I was in junior high school, I became interested in and understood Balinese ornamentation. So I decided to continue my Vocational High School and focus on a metal major. After graduating, I continued my education at the Indonesian Art Institute Denpasar, majoring in Visual Communication Design. With the knowledge that I have, I can develop my ideas in creative and innovative designs.
"Some time ago I experienced economic difficulties because I was fired for no apparent reason from the company where I worked. After 3 months I was having trouble finding a job. Thankfully there was a way out of this problem; I became a designer again. My diligence in design paid off in 2019 when I won 1st Place in Product Design at the Bali Arts Festival.
"I am directly involved in both designing and producing the products directly. The jewelry that I design and produce uses brass as the main material, with a workmanship technique that is simple and handmade. Hopefully, in the future, I can make a more developed design.
"On the sidelines of my busy life as a designer, I usually spend my free time watching sports TV channels, and I also really like badminton. Besides that, I will also optimize the time to be with my family and have free time. I am married and have one son. Incidentally, my wife is also pursuing silver crafts. Having children really changed my life; it made me more excited to work to support my small family.
"As a person who is detailed and full of ideas, I also have high and hard ideals. I found out about Novica from other craftsmen who had joined before, and then I got a direct offer from Novica to join. I hope that in the future I can promote and market products made of brass." "