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Balinese artisan Rupadana creates these lovely dangle earrings from sterling silver on vibrant red-orange carnelian. The silver is shaped into an oval of flowers and leaves that encircle the cabochon stones. A dainty hummingbird darts across the front of each earring, silhouetted by the gem behind.
Rupadana has steadily grown his workshop and now has assistants to help him.
Rupadana incorporates traditional Balinese motifs and contemporary styling to create beautiful jewelry with traditional silversmithing techniques. He learned the art of silverwork as a child and started his own his own workshop with only 25 grams of silver. He has struggled through hard economic times but has steadily grown his jewelry project. He is proud to provide work for several assistants.
As the seventh of nine children, Rupadana worked at any early age to help provide for his basic needs. Today he is proud to be able to care for his three children and provide them with a better life.
Rupadana receives nearly half his income from Novica sales. They are instrumental to survival of his family and workshop.
Rupadana provides for the education of his three children.
My wife is thrilled with her hummingbird earrings. They are of superb workmanship and are very eye catching when she wears them.
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