Total loan: $550


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Bali, Bali, Indonesia / Arts

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A loan helped to stock up on the silver he uses to craft his jewelry.

Made's story

Made is a Balinese artisan who specializes in handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry. He would like to stock up on the silver he uses to craft his jewelry. Made has been selling through NOVICA since 2009. This is his story: "I recall how I learned the silversmith art from a family member. He taught me after school and at that time, the tools we used were still very traditional. I first learned to hammer silver by hand and sometimes I'd miss and hit my hand! When I was learning to place tiny silver granules, I'd fall asleep. But I was eventually able to craft earrings by myself. Then I learned to design my own items, and my dream is to see my jewelry worn by people around the world." "I want to say thanks to all of you who help to fund this loan. I need it to buy silver so I can replenish the jewelry as it sells and develop a few new designs. Thank you for your support. I hope this will help me to grow little by little." Use the link below to view Made's sterling silver jewelry on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/7147