"I'm inspired by Balinese culture and traditions, like the stud earrings Balinese women use when they attend temple ceremonies."
Arya and Ardi are cousins who have a home in Bali. Arya has worked with sterling silver since 2001, while Ardi has been helping him create designs since 2015. They work with the help of six other silversmiths.
Arya likes playing sports because it's healthy and puts him at ease. He paid for his education from high school to university working in a shop, as a cook and in a jewelry store before realizing his skills were suited to creating silver jewelry. Then, he set up his own jewelry workshop. Through hard work, he's been able to develop his skills.
"I enjoy life with its complicated problems. Feeling grateful is the key for my life," Arya says. "When I need to be at peace, I go to the temple and pray to God to shed light on the problems I face."
Ardi is the youngest of three siblings and really likes designing jewelry. Once he completes a new design, Arya will bring it to life in sterling silver and gemstones. He uses manual tools to craft their jewelry.
"I'm inspired by Balinese culture and traditions, like the stud earrings Balinese women use when they attend temple ceremonies," Ardi says.
The cousins want people around the world to know about their creations and to keep developing their handcrafted Balinese jewelry collection.