Sterling Silver and 18k Gold Accent Earrings, 'Delightful Denpasar'
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"My mother taught be that a woman must be strong and independent, not expect too much from her husband, and that she must do something with her own life and for children."
"I was born in Celuk, renowned for its silversmith legacy though my parents worked for the government instead. They believed it was more important to have an education in order to have a better life, and so I was lucky to be able to go to university and get a degree in law.
"Unfortunately in Bali, when we women get married, we must to move to the man's house and follow what our husband decides. I wasn't able to work in what I had studied and instead I was expected to take care of my husband, my child, and my husband's family. Sometimes I would feel that life wasn't fair, that I could do more than being a stay at home mom: I could earn money for myself, my child, and my parents. But I had to accept the reality that my husband was in control of everything.
"And yet there's been another side to this, and luckily I learned how to design and craft silver jewelry since I've been married. My husband and his parents taught me, and I knew that someday it would come in handy.
"2012 represents a new beginning – my new life. I decided to change my life: continue being a wife, but still be able to make money for myself and my children by designing and creating my own jewelry collections. I have put together a little team of artisans to help me and have been finding a way to sell locally. Now I'm trying my luck with Novica!
"My friends would tell you I'm a humble, calm and friendly person. My parents taught me to have a great life and be useful. My mother taught be that a woman must be strong and independent, not expect too much from her husband, and that she must do something with her own life and for children.
"My jewelry reflects me and the beauty I find in life. Jewelry to me is about being a woman, and every woman wants to feel beautiful. My inspiration comes from Balinese nature, fashion trends, etc. What I often find the most challenging part is selling my products – I'm learning to negotiate! It just takes a little bit of patience while I learn to listen to what stores or people want.
"My team includes a relative as well as other people who I am happy to help ease their economic problems. I heard about Novica through Indah, a Novica featured artist. I've been happy to get to know the Novica staff – they are really friendly and supportive of my work. By joining Novica, I hope I can achieve what my mother taught me to be: a self-respecting woman in charge of her own life, is strong, and can provide for her my children."
las vegas nevada USA
I received your cocktail ring item 195149 ""Balinese Twilight"". I looked at it and right away on the inside grooves of ring it is black! I tried using a Q-Tip to remove it and some came off, It appears to be blackish oil. When on my finger the first time it left black on my finger after I took it off. After I cleaned it again...It doesn't anymore. It took a while and I got most of it off. I was going to return it but it took forever to get it, and I know that the Artists need this money, But that's the point they should care about what they are sending... they are representing themselves...do you look at your product before shipping? it clearly is and was visable. How can you give as a gift? I would have been embarrassed if I sent this out to a friend. Anyway...I am sorry for this because I truly like this site and what you are doing and I loved the ring I ordered before this one. I'm just suggesting you take heed and properly look over all items before shipping. Thank You Katherine
Los Angeles, California, USA
The gold accent band ring 'Sunset Waves' is absolutely beautiful, only problem...the gold accent wore off within a week.
San Francisco Bay Area, California
I received your beautiful earrings ""Lampion"" and have been wearing them regularly ever since. The work is beautiful and intricate, the earrings are gorgeous and versatile. I love how the gold accent sets off the lovely silver work. I'm very happy with my earrings and thank you very much.
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Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.
Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.
Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.
Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.
Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.
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