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From Shankari’s website

 

Shankari first started working as a silver smith in her early twenties. She began creating handmade jewelry at a tiny desk with nothing more than a blowtorch and some basic tools in the bushlands of Australia just outside of Sydney. Fast forward 15 years to 1998 when Shankari was mastering the art of ceramic costume jewelry while saving up to finally set up her first silver jewelry factory in Bali, Indonesia. Shankari's determination and artistic drive enabled her to overcome the impossible. She supported her four children, half a dozen Balinese families, herself and a few pets while "living hand to mouth" guided by her internal wisdom and tenacity. Her capacity to create and adjust as she adapted to her overwhelming circumstances gave "life to her dream" and gifted us all with her spectacular creations.

 

In 1990 Shankari moved her jewelry factory from Seminyak to Balian, an undeveloped area only visited by adventurous surfers a two-hour drive up the west coast highway.

 

Team Development

 

Shankari began with two silver smiths. As the business flourished, the original silversmiths took on two apprentices who over time perfected their skills and trained apprentices of their own. Through the continuation of this process, we expanded production capabilities and developed the team. Because our silver smiths were exclusively trained in our factory to produce Shankari designs, a true sense of family developed as we all grew together. This family expanded along with production to include 33 silver smiths and 14 polishers.

 

Shankari has a very close relationship with each and every one of the silver smiths and polishers. These are bonds developed over years of co-creation; a spiritual connection with her team and her own special language in which she is able to communicate her visions relating to her designs. Shankari's team has always been made up of Indonesians from different islands and various religions working in harmony to create “Talismans of Power” for the modern mystics. 

 

EMPOWERING ARMOR AND WEAPONS OF LIGHT

 

We have been producing Shankari jewelry and sacred objects for over 25 years, in both 925 Sterling silver and 18Kt Gold. Every piece is designed in a sacred space with clear intentions. The pieces are inspired and created to support the wearer through the experiences that challenge them. They are not simple decorations, but rather empowering armor and weapons of light. Our creations’ strength and beauty is evident in the design. Their energy is tangible as you wear your pieces with the knowledge of their history and purpose.

 

Sacred Space

 

All of Shankari's jewelry and sacred objects are handmade in a Sacred Space. Pure granulated silver is forged into bricks, pressed into plate and stretched into wire. The silver is cut, folded, twisted, bent and soldered into the artistic designs created by Shankari. Every stone is carefully selected and set with care and patience. With each step of the process of creation, the intent and purpose of the piece is taken into consideration with profound respect.

 

HEALING BEAUTY

 

As a team, we feel honored and privileged to work with this powerful medium to contribute to the healing and the healers around our beautiful planet. We celebrate Shankari's tools of transformation with love and respect as we are all supported and empowered by Shankari Jewelry.

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Peeks for peeps “into the Heart of Bali”

Fear (Fairy Energy Always Running)

2014

In October I decided I was going to Bali for three months. I mentioned this to my friend Lynn and we took a look at her astrology chart. It looked like she was coming with me.

I had decided I do not want to spend Christmas at home as much as I love my family. I needed to integrate more healing. I was still carry Melanie around in me and gaining weight very quickly. This weight was not comfortable to carry.

My family, John and Amanda, were very understanding. I had just closed the store the White Lilly in March and it was another loss of greater proportions than I had anticipated.

In my planning I started Christmas shopping early and decided to give our two grandchildren the twelve days of Christmas. So before I left, I prepared many gifts which were small, fun, funny and wrapped with glee.

Lynn and I arrived in Denpasar on 29 November, Melanie’s birthday. Less pain for me to feel as I was so excited to see my Balinese family once again. Lynn was wonderful to travel with. She had her plans to stay with her Balinese family, Dewi and Mangku Made Subur. Upon arrival we decided to spend a few days withAgung Prana and his family. We went to temple, received our blessings and knew this trip was about healing. I decided to spend some time with Ibu Janet at her complex. She had offered her small fairy house for me to stay. Alas she too was in healing and upon my arrival she was in hospital. I settled in and loved the silence. The silence there seeped into my soul and the sacredness was refined and gentle; I was open to receive. The silence was literally a song to the heart. I called my friend Hai Dai and we agreed to meet for a late dinner. When we finished I purchased a large bottle of turmeric in liquid form to drink. We left to return to Janet’s. It was11:00 pm and all was dark as we made our way to my fairy house. When we entered the driveway it was dark. The gate was closed and there were no lights. The guard must have been resting as it was late after all. I asked Hai Dai if he would like to see my wee accommodations.

He agreed—thank heavens!— for what happened next is still a mystery. I openedmy passenger door and I fell into a five-to-six-foot hole. I had no thought, “I am falling,” I simply dropped. I was stunned.

I heard in the distance, “Ibu Lilly, where are you?”

“Down here,” I replied and began to giggle.

I heard a tussle from afar, “What has happened?”

I was still in shock and still giggling. Hai Dai hung onto a tree so he did not fall and reached down as far as he could. He told me to reach up my arms. I did and he grabbed both arms and pulled me up. By the grace of God he was a strong man!

When I was finally back on flat soil, I saw he was also in shock. We got to the gate and made our way into the complex from the side. The guard came running when he saw blood everywhere. I was unaware but the look on the men’s faces was not comforting. I was still in shock. We managed to unlock the door to my place and I literally stripped in front of them when I saw so much blood. I did not know 

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