First introduced in Fall 2010, the Bedeg collection celebrates the simple, yet exquisite Indonesian artisanship found in woven bamboo with a modern design interpretation captured in traditional techniques. Dedicated to preserving and challenging the techniques of Bali jewelry-making, Bedarida and his team of artisans developed a manner to weave lengths of gold and precious metals to emulate the patterns found all over the island in baskets, mats and walls. The ripples wrapping rings and cuffs mirror not only these traditional Balinese practices but also the art deco style of Rattan furniture.
John Hardy traveled the world to draw inspiration for his unique jewelry, and settled in Bali where he fell in love with the environment and the tribal influences. He creates his jewelry designs with nature in mind, working in eco-friendly workshops and buildings that lie in organic farmland, and John Hardy takes great care to provide his employees with a peaceful work environment. John Hardy and his wife give back to the Balinese community by supporting a mid-wife clinic, initiating large recycling programs, providing healthy lunches, and recently starting his mission for “sustainable advertising.” By planting bamboo he hopes to offset the greenhouse gas emissions set off by his printing campaigns. As much hard work that John and Cynthia put into their serene quality of life, they put even more effort into crafting amazing jewelry.