Silver Pendants, silver clasps and earring findings arrive at our office weekly, perfectly polished and ready for action. It is easy to forget that each one traveled a long road from raw silver pellet to finished product. One of the things I like best about my trips to Asia is the opportunity to peak behind the scenes at this amazing process. I am always newly dumbfounded by the skill and patience of our Balinese silversmiths who create everything by hand. It is enlightening to see items I see mostly in their sleek, finished forms, all roughed up and crusty with only hints of the beauty waiting to be unleashed at the polishing wheel. I thought you might enjoy your own peak.