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John Hardy Unveils New Jewelry Master Classes

Learn what goes into the sustainable handcrafted creations of a luxury jewelry brand rooted in Bali’s artisanal traditions.

 

Holidaymakers in Bali looking to exercise their creative muscles should not miss the John Hardy Workshop in the village of Mambal, outside Ubud. Through a newly created series of Master Classes, they can enjoy an immersive experience that is bound to be an unforgettable part of their trip. Guests will get the chance to work alongside the brand’s professional artisans and customize their own pieces of jewelry for a unique take-home souvenir.

It’s the perfect mini-excursion for anyone wishing to come away with deeper insights into the jewelry-making process. Participants will first outline their designs on paper before carving them into a wax mold. Afterwards, guests are taught to weave John Hardy’s iconic Classic Chain, the basis of a long-standing collection that showcases traditional Balinese chain-weaving. You can either have your customized pieces cast and finished as wearable keepsakes, or simply bring home the rendered design and wax carving.

Every session is preceded by the Workshop Tour, which takes visitors through bamboo buildings scattered amid age-old rice terraces watered by a communal subak irrigation system. It’s a valuable behind-the-scenes introduction to the craft: guests will learn about the craftsmanship and attention to detail that are deeply embedded in the DNA of the John Hardy brand, which uses 100% reclaimed sterling silver and gold, as well as ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones, in an ongoing commitment to tread lighter on the earth.

Following the Master Class, participants are invited to join the Long Table Lunch with the brand’s lead designers, artisans, and department heads. This sumptuous family-style meal is a celebration of Balinese cuisine and has been a daily tradition at the John Hardy Mambal workshop for the past 30-odd years.

Available on weekdays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., the Master Class starts from IDR 4,000,000 nett per person, with a IDR 2,000,000 exclusive gift card that can be spent at the recently renovated Kapal Bamboo Boutique—one of John Hardy’s earliest designs in bamboo—on the day of class. Two days’ advance reservation is required.

The John Hardy Workshop and Kapal Bamboo Boutique are open daily from 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

For more information, visit johnhardy.com.

 

This article was brought to you by John Hardy.