Custom Jewelry design is definitely picking up in Malaysia, myself and other Malaysian Jewelry artist friends was just talking about how our customer base had slowly changed from solely foreigner market to having Malaysian customers, and instead of like how they used to turned their back when we told them our price, they came to us with correct budget now, and they understand it’s silver nature that they will turn black (tarnished) after awhile.
Here’s another commissioned order by a Malaysian customer. This time I made a Wau-hoop earrings.
Extract from wikipedia:
Wau bulan is an intricately designed Malaysian moon-kite (normally with floral motifs) that is traditionally flown by men in the Malaysian state of Kelantan. It is one of Malaysia's national symbols, along some others being the kris and hibiscus. The reverse side of the fifty-cent coin of Malaysia (1989 series) features an intricately-decorated wau bulan with a hummer on top. The logo of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is also based on this kite.
There are many types of wau in Malaysia, each with its own specialty. Wau kucing (cat kite) and wau merak (peacock kite) are some of the variants.
This is the first attempt, and it’s a prototype, so please bear with me if you have spotted any flaws. :)
I made 3 versions of WAU-Hoop Earrings for my customer to choose, not because he’d asked for it, it was just me who’d thought I can come up with better designs - and I was right, he chose the 3rd version.
I will be posting them soon – so stay tuned and check back often!