About the Bali Silver Beads Leslie Works With
What is Bali Silver? Bali beads are made from solid sterling silver. The beads are handmade by Balinese artisans who take great pride in their work.
To make these beads, they must be an artist as well as an expert silversmith, practiced in fine detailing work. The Balinese are famous for their intricate artistry, and beautiful handiwork, and these beads show why..
Visitors to Bali often observe that every native person they encounter is a master craftsperson who has spent years under apprenticeship before being permitted to create their own works in one art or another. Balinese silversmiths enjoy a traditional trade that is passed down from generation to generation.
Silver is mined in other parts of Indonesia and brought to Bali, where the smiths design handmade jewelry and other decorative items.
Each bead is cast in two parts and joined together after they are individually decorated. Delicate balls and wires are created and glued to the bead. Once all the decorations have been put on, they are soldered to the bead.
We hope you enjoy these beads and the art and spirit behind them as much as we do!