I was born and live here in Bali. My name is Made Sandiago. "Made" (pronounced Ma Day) is the distinctive feature of a Balinese name. Other characteristic names for Balinese always have the first Bali name as: Wayan, Gede, Ketut, Nyoman, Komang and Putu which indicates the order of birth. The name "Made" stands for the second born child.
My silver jewelry designs and Bali Silver jewelry designs
To be Balinese means living among the arts and artisans. I too choose to live closely with arts. Designing silver jewelry, sculpting silver jewelry designs, creating music, painting and working with other art forms is a way of life for me.
I design my silver jewelry from scratch with an original idea and then sculpt it in modeling wax. All waxes are sculpted by artisans that I have trained. This means my silver jewelry designs are all currently sculpted by hand. I am aware that in many places they do design work with milling machines. I also do some designing with 3d silver jewelry software for fun
but I love working with paper and my pencil. I love designing modern silver jewelry and Bali silver jewelry with my hands and not software.
From 1992 until the middle of 1997 I worked with a silver jewelry producer as a designer for the first silver casting company here in Bali, Indonesia. Starting in 1999 I opened my own facility to produce silver jewelry designs with both casting and handmade techniques. I am also very fortunate to work with many major label international jewelry wholesalers as a co-designer and producer of silver jewelry. Experience working with large silver jewelry distributors and chain silver jewelry stores and boutiques, give me a good understanding for quality of design and finishing.