"My mom and my dad have been good teachers in crafting jewelry. They taught me how to make it, to be patient... to feel the passion, feel the satisfaction, to do it with my heart."
"My jewelry reflects me in life – it's simple, minimalist and natural. I put that character into every piece of jewelry that I create. My inspiration comes from the beauty of nature here in Bali, and also from websites and magazines.
"I was born December 15, 1989 in a village known for its silverwork. Seeing artisans at work each day made me want to be like them and become a good jewelry designer and silversmith. I am a lucky girl, since I was born into a family who used to create and produce silver jewelry. Even my parents still create and manage in the conventional way.
"My friends or my parents know me as an easygoing person, humble and friendly. I am so grateful that I never felt a difficult moment in life. Whatever the situation, sadness or what may be difficult for other people, I always try to face it as a sign of love that God shares with me and makes me blessed. I just try to see everything in positive ways. That's what my father always taught me about life.
"My hobbies are playing sports and designing, not only jewelry. I got married in 2011 and moved to be with my husband's family. They used to work with silver jewelry as well. So, I can keep my hobby and support my husband's workshop.
"Since life is so beautiful for me, my mom and my dad have been good teachers in crafting jewelry. They taught me how to make it, to be patient... to feel the passion, feel the satisfaction, to do it with my heart.
"The most challenging part of my work is when I have a design idea in my own imagination and in real life it's really difficult to make it come true. I always try many alternative ways until I achieve what I want. Difficult doesn't mean I cannot make it, it just takes me a little bit longer.
"I am working with my husband and my other relatives as well. I am glad that I can help a lot with their economical problems. I love to continue the traditions of my family while bringing our workshop into this new century by using modern technology and online systems.
"I know Novica from my uncle who is already a Novica-featured artist. I saw him being a good artisan and how this enhanced his life. This is a part of my goal, too. I hope Novica can help me, my family, my relatives and also the people surrounding us."
As usual. Novica has presented me with another wonderful piece. To think Desi made these with her own talented hands!! What a blessing!!
The pendant is gorgeous ! Lovely chain too. Great quality. Thank you !
The 2 jewelry items, butterfly earrings and a ring, that I bought even though delicate do standout as unique works of art. Good craftsmanship and quality.
Desi, The earrings I ordered as a gift for my daughter arrived today. I love them! More important than that, however, is that I think she will love them, too. You are a talented and creative artisan, and I am glad that we have crossed paths. Jane
Thank you for the time you put into this craft. Love the pearls on the ring and the details in the silver. Thank you
I bought the cultured pearl pendant ""Oyster Secrets"" for my wife for Valentines Day. It is simply beautiful. She loves the piece. Your craftsmanship is superb. Thank you very much.
I just love my new Winter Twigs sterling silver earrings. They are truly simple, elegant and beautifully creative. Thank you Desi for your heartfelt creation. It's my extreme pleasure to wear them and know they were made with a soulful artistic heart!!!
BUYER BEWARE....You may fall in LOVE with Desi Antari's work. I have recently bought two of her pieces--both the ""Nautilus"" and ""Denpasar Moon"" necklaces""-- and I absolutely love them both. The craftsmanship and quality of the work is fantastic. I will definitely be looking forward to getting more from this wonderful artisan.
I just received the ""Peruvian Glory"" ring and I absolutely love the craftsmanship of this ring. The ring is rather big and it makes for a wonderful statement piece, and it complements much of what I have bought from other artists wonderfully. Desi Antari has exceptional pieces and I will be definitely buying again. I will definitely be looking forward to other designs by this artist.