"My mother is a silversmith… It was she who taught me the art."
"My name is Made Yuliawati, but people often call me 'Made' or 'Yuli' for short. I was born near Celuk village, which has been known throughout the world for handcrafted silver and gold.
"When I was little, I never thought I would work with silver one day. My mother is a silversmith. After finishing her housework – like cooking, cleaning the house and making offerings – she spent the rest of the day working with silver. It was she who taught me the art. Over one year, I learned to handle silver and I enjoy the work. I was really excited to put tiny silver pieces together and create new designs.
"Silver work did not keep me from studying, and by making silver jewelry I could pay my tuition. In 1998, I married a man who is also a silversmith. His educational background in interior design and mine in economic management have made us not only husband and wife, but also working partners."
I ordered the 'Wings' filigree earrings and was so pleased with them. I love filigree jewellery and these were so beautiful and the workmanship was amazing. Thank you for creating such a delicate work of art. I will definitely be purchasing more jewellery. I make it a point to always tell friends and acquaintances about the wonderful artisans through Novica.
Yuli, I bought the wonderful and intricate silver peacock earrings for my birthday and am delighted with the purchase. My family and I lived in Indonesia for several years and these earrings bring back many beautiful memories of my childhood. I would like say a few words in Bahasa Indonesia to you. Saya sangat senang dengan anting-anting yang Anda buat. Mereka sangat indah! Terima kasih banyak! Saya berharap Anda juga akan mempertimbangkan untuk membuat kalung merak perak di masa depan.
I ordered the Garden of Eden silver cuff bracelet for myself as a gift from my husband and I love it! It is the most beautiful bracelet I own and I wear it often. Yuli is truly an artist.
I was extremely satisfied with the gift that was made by Yuli, and I think that she is a great silversmith! Continue creating such beautiful pieces of art! ~Melelina
My favorite flower is the Gardinia. I purchased both dangle earrings and a bracelet completely made of beautiful gardenias. The intricate silver work is amazing and I am proud to wear this beautiful jewelry. It is such a treat to be able to have a website like NOVICA available so you can search the world for individual artists and be able to purchase their works of art and at such exceptional prices. Give a ""real"" treasure as a gift and your friends and family will love you and thank you. What a wonderful experience for one and all.
I purchased ""Eve's Garden"" cuff bracelet over 2 years ago, and I still love and wear it all the time! Countless people have commented on it - the most common description I hear is ""Stunning!"" Thank you, Yuli! You are one super talented lady!
I received sterling silver flower earring ""Dancing Gardenia"" and they are so-so pretty! Love them
Dear YuLi I just received your ""Natures Heart"" silver bracelet and after just holding and feeling the piece i am pleased beyond any words i can place on paper. My wife is a very subdued woman about any jewelry she would wear on a constant basis, but with this piece i feel she will wear when ever we go to dinner or just venture out.It is your piece that caught my eye after looking at many here on Novica and elsewhere online and jewelry stores here in Georgia and Tennessee. Thank you for your dedication to your craft and for making my wife happy and proud. Robert
Yuli, I just received your 'Gardenias' earrings, they are BEAUTIFUL! I can tell a lot of work went into making them, and such good quality and good work. I will keep looking at everything you make. It is so nice to buy personally from Artists such as yourself. Thank You / Terima kasih ! Stephanie
Yuli, I just received the ""Concentric"" silver cuff bracelet. It's GORGEOUS! It's so well made and I love the design. I've gotten numerous compliments already. You're very talented and I'm pleased to own a piece of your jewelry. Thank you!
Hello, my name is Shannon Boyles. I saw your bracelet on ebay and fell in love with it on sight. I had it expedited so I can wear it in my upcoming wedding on October 2nd. It shipped faster than anything that I have ever ordered. Thank you or Novica for that. I received it this morning and was simply captivated by its beauty. I will wear it proudly. Thank You. Shannon L. Boyles
I am thrilled with the Sterling Sliver Filigree Brooch, 'Wild Roses', which arrived today. It is perfect for my daughter's wedding. Thank you
Received the Lapis lazuli Y necklace, 'New Empire' yesterday, and it is absolutely beautiful. I know that my wife is going to love it! Thank you Yuli! -Adam
I really enjoy wearing your swirling waterfalls earrings. When I put them on they make me feel light and joyous. I love the way they shine and move. Thank you! P.S. Here is a picture of me wearing them!
I really enjoy wearing your swirling waterfalls earrings. When I put them on they make me feel light and joyous. I love the way they shine and move. Thank you!
I ordered the necklaces ""Mermaid"" and ""Quadrant Flower"". Oh, my goodness! They are the most beautiful necklaces I have ever seen! I absolutely adore them! Yuli, you are a gifted artist, and I love your work.
Thank you Yuli! I love my bracelet '""Beachcomber "" with amethyst .
Thank you Yuli ! I bought earrings Wings I LOVE them! IT IS BEAUTIFUL. I am enjoying this and look forward to other purchases.
I have several pieces from Yuli, and they are all absolutely beautiful! There is something so nice about the natural designs and intricate detail. My favorite pieces are the morning dew earrings - I have them in peridot, garnet, and turquoise, and they are lovely in their modern simplicity. I always get compliments when I wear any of those. If ever there are other variations on that design, I'll be sure to purchase those as well! Thank you, Yuli, for making such wonderful jewelry!
I bought a beautiful bracelet for my mom. It's very intricately made with a filigree of amazing silver flowers. And, it was beautifully presented and decorated in a cute little gift box— i thought that it was very nice of a personal touch in our modern world of big shopping malls and mass-produced items! I would definitely come back to Novica for future shopping.
I bought the necklace 'Mermaid' as I'm looking for a bib necklace with contemporary design to add to my collection. I'm pleased with as the necklace which is well-made & the dimension fits me well. It looks class & elegant with shiny silver. The design simply used small arches to link up in layers, added with a few dangling beads. It's a unique & non-fussy look, effortlessly glam. This is not my first purchase from Ms Yuli.
The 'Tropical' garnet cuff bangle is first to catch my eyes when I stepped into Novica for the first time. I'm captivated by its simplicity & unique design. The garnet is well-cut & sparkling & the cuff looks great on the arm. I'm happy I didn't let it go. The 'Filigree wild rose' cuff bangle is very beautiful & intricate. I'm amazed how it was designed & constructed with so much fine details within the small confine area. It looks fragile but sturdy. The bangle is feminine, elegant & bold. It glam-up an outfit instantly.
Estoy encantada con el collar de Yuli. Tiene un diseño delicado y hermoso que me hace disfrutar al contemplarlo.Yuli es una gran artista.Muchas gracias.
Dear Yuli, I was absolutely delighted with my purchase of earrings. You are an exceptional artisan and I hope you continue in the tradition of your mother. Not only were the earrings spectacular, but the packaging was beautiful as well. Thank you. Linda Elliott, Toronto, Ont. Canada
I recently purchased the morning dew garnet earrings, new empire necklace and melody earrings - the workmanship is stunning. The pieces are beautiful, elegant and intricate, and of the highest quality. Each time I receive a parcel from Novica I am delighted with my purchase. Thank you Yuli, I love your work.
I just received the new empire garnet necklace and it is gorgeous! What a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry. Your skill and talent is amazing!
I bought Yuli's ""Tiger Lily"" brooch as an early Christmas present for my mother. No words can express how happy I am...this is an absolutely amazing piece of art... It's obvious that Yuli has not only the talent for jewelry-making, but a genuine passion for it as well.
I bought the Contrast bracelet which came really quickly and was beautiful - end everyone who's seen it, thinks it's great!!
The lovely filigree wild rose bracelet arrived today, and it is even more beautiful than I imagined. I can hardly wait until I see my friends noticing me wearing it. You do such beautiful work. My husband thought it was exquisite, and I agree. Thank you,
The lovely bracelet arrived today, and it is even more beautiful than I imagined. I can hardly wait until I see my friends noticing me wearing it. You do such beautiful work. My husband thought it was exquisite, and I agree. Thank you, Kay Savage
Willis, Texas USA
The sweetheart rose bracelet is beautiful. The workmanship and quality are something to be proud of. I will enjoy wearing this jewelry and will gladly recommend your work.
The Gardenia earrings are absolutely gorgeous! They are even better in person! I loved them so much that I got another pair as a gift for a friend.
absolutely beautiful bracelet. quality craftsmanship and pride glisten from the bracelet. thanks!
I just received my beautiful 'morning dew' earrings today. They were packaged so beautifully, I almost hated to open them! The earrings themselves are lovely; simple and perfectly made. I am completely happy with my purchase. Thank you, Yuli.
I received the Royal Peacock earrings and the craftsmanship is breathtaking. I am always delighted to be able to support artists directly rather than through a department store. Thank you.
I just received the Wild Rose sterling filigree bracelet. It's gorgeous. Photos can not do justice to the intricate details Yuli created. For example there is a leaf that subtly winds up from the side of the bracelet to the top. The contrast of filigree with shiny silver is exciting as is the stamens in the silver ""flower"". This bracelet shows real mastery of filigree. I hope Yuli creates more exciting jewelry in filigree. Thank you!
Snohomish, WA USA
I received by beautiful peridot earrings from Yuli yesterday...they are really lovely! Beautiful stones, great quality workmanship. I'm very pleased. I also enjoyed the pretty gift box and the handwritten postcard - both very nice touches. THANK YOU!
Yuli, during the past year I purchased three of your lovely pieces, and I love all of them. You could design for Tiffany's! Your ""New Empire"" garnet necklace matches my gown perfectly. There is one slight problem--it doesn't like to lie perfectly flat on my neck. You might consider creating matching earrings and bracelet. Your ""Morning Dew"" earrings and Orchid Filigree brooch were treasured gifts for my daughter and mother. Heart Garland bracelet was perfect for Valentine's Day. I love your delicate filigree work.
I am wearing my ""Gardenia Garland"" bracelet as I write this review. It's so beautiful that I don't want to take it off. It's exquisitely detailed and I can't believe that it's handmade. I will definitely buy more products from Yuli.
Springfield MA USA
Hello I received my earrings today. They are beautiful and just as pictured. I am proud to be able to purchase such lovely earrings from you and help you with your craft. I know I will come back again. Thank you. Annabeth
Thankyou for the beautiful exquisite garnet goldplated bracelet Destiny. It is just perfect. It arrived in time to wear at a very special ocassion and it was very much admired. The box too is also very beautiful. Thank you for your work of art
Houston, TX USA
May I express my gratitude for your exquisitely simple design. I will enjoy your craftsmanship as I wear ""Daydreams"" for years to come.
I received my new bracelet, Yuli's design ""Destiny"" yesterday (very quickly I might add!), and it simply takes my breath away! I LOVE IT! What a gorgeous piece! I am so pleased. It looks almost exactly as it appeared in the pictures on the website, but wrapped around my wrist, sparkling and glowing in the light, it is even MORE beautiful. As soon as my boyfriend and I saw it on the website, it caught our eyes and we knew it was ""the one"". Both of us have eagerly anticipated its arrival and are very pleased and happy with the quality, beauty, and uniqueness of the piece. It's stunning. When I put it on my wrist, it truly seemed as if it was made for me and meant to be there. I adore gold, silver, and especially garnets, so this is perfect as it combines all three in a stunning and beautiful expression. Even my 16 year-old son upon seeing it on my wrist for the first time said, ""Mom, that's REALLY nice, and it looks especially good on you...it looks like a 'you' bracelet."" This was our first purchase from Novica and Yuli, but it will certainly not be our last! Thank you Yuli and Novica for creating and offering such a treasure. We are so happy to have discovered you!
I received this beautiful piece of work- ""Amethyst necklace, 'Tribute to Love'"" via Fedex today. It was well packed in a custom gift box and even had a post card of Bali. It took about 10 days from order to delivery. My wife loves her new necklace and is already making plans of when to ware it, etc. The quality of work is excellent. I would like to thank Yuli for her ""Tribute to love"". Hope you continue to bring out new designs. Regards, SR.
I just received Eve's bracelet and it is beautiful. I am in complete Awe of someone who can hand craft such a beautiful item by hand. Good luck and good fortune is what I wish for you. Keep it coming Jan
Yuli's 'Blue Tear' necklace is absolutely beautiful--she has succeeded in making a turquoise necklace that is both bold and feminine at once, without being bulky or overbearing. The craftsmanship is also incredible--diffiicult to believe it is hand made until you look very closely.
I just received the ""Eve's"" bracelet today and when I opened up the package, it was wrapped up in a beautiful jewelry box. Wow! was my first reaction. The bracelet is very beautiful!!! It looks exactly just like the picture and I'm so happy that I've purchased it. It's just so nice to have something from Indonesia since I'm half Indonesian and Laotion. Thank-you Yuli for creating such beautiful jewelry, you are very talented. And thank-you Novica for sharing this opportunity with the rest of the world!!!
San Diego, California
Yuli's work is truly beautiful. The earrings are finely wrought with a delicate design--very feminine! I look forward to purchasing more of Yuli's lovely jewelry.
In such 'rough and tumble"" times, it is so exhilarating to experience the purity and tranquility that emanates from Yuli's art. My pieces will definitely become an integral part of me. Such sensuality and beauty just makes everyday life that little bit more special. I thank you for sharing your passion with me Yuli and will spread the word!
I just received the bracelet, 'Goddess Tears' and I don't think I have the words to describe the beauty, quality and craftmanship of the item. It was stunning .... it sat on my wrist like it belonged there ... this was my first puchase thru Novica and I will definately be a repeat customer for Yuli and Novica! Absolutely wonderful
I received my 2 filgree bracelets , Eve's Garden & Nature's Heart and they are even more beautiful and exquisite in person. I love wearing them - get many compliments.
Eugene OR USA
Thanks to Yuli for the beautiful earrings (Morning Dew) and to Novica for providing the marketplace. I knew I would love these. They are exquisite! Love the postcard. It was a nice touch.
Thank you Yuli The necklace ""Red Romance"" is so beautiful. It is a privilege to own such a piece of jewellery and I will be proud to wear it.
U.S.A., New York
I would like to let you know how pleased I was when I recieved my necklaces. It is beautiful and packeged so nicely. Thank You and Best Regards Kay
Framingham, Ma USA
I just received the beautiful silver earrings with peridots. They are so very lovely; I can't wait to wear them. Thank you very much for sharing your talents.
The 'Morning Dew' earrings I recieved from Yuli were absolutely beautiful and they were packaged in a wonderul jewlery box. I cannot believe the quality of the product and for the price. I am very satisfied with the purchase and eager to buy more. Thank you Novica for this wonderful opportunity to support these great artists.