Bali, Indonesia

Balinese Granulation Technique at Prapen Jewelry Artifacts

The granulation work of the Balinese has always fascinated me. In January 2019, I took a class at Prapen Jewelry Artifacts, where an artisan showed me how they create their magic. 

The ring, pictured upper right, was made during our class, the pendant lower right is my creation based on their technique.

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The name Prapen is derived from the Indonesian word Perapian (forge) -- the workshop of a metalsmith. Prapen is owned and managed by a member of the Pande Mas, the ancient clan of Balinese smiths who worked with precious metals.