07 April 2015

Balinese Silver



We had a chance to visit a place where we could see how pieces of Balinese silver jewelry are made.  Balinese silver is known for its intricate granulation and wirework decoration.  Each piece is handmade.  The tiny little beads you see around the “pearl” is painstakingly glued/soldered on bead by bead onto the piece.  I love silver jewelry and it was great being able to see the process of how they make the jewelry.  The place that we visited is probably quite “touristy,” because we saw a few tourist buses parked outside.  Also, at their shop, you could actually negotiate the price down by 50%.  I have a feeling that they might have gone down more if we had started walking away.  Regardless, I am pretty happy with the piece that I've chosen.

Silver-(1)
Silver-bw-(1)

 
 

11 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

Wow! How gorgeous!

bettyl-NZ said...

What tedious work that ends up making people happy!

Pieni Lintu said...

Would be great to see that live!

*Jess* said...

That's amazing!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

So wonderful to see that this craftmanship still exists and if it might be a little touristy - if it pleases you who cares? I love silver and am always happy with my bangles I collect wherever I am.
Lovely shots , especially in b/w,

Nicki said...

What a privilege to get to watch the artisans make their work. At one time I was all about the gold and passed along all silver pieces to my sister. Not any more and when it comes with intricate details, even better.

May said...

Such skilled hands.
May@AchievingClarity

carolina rico said...

stunning!

Kim Cunningham said...

I bet it is gorgeous! I love watching artisans at their craft. I bought a bit of silver in Thailand that I love!

CountryMouse said...

That would have been interesting to see.

tiarastantrums said...

that looks so interesting!

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