Baybayin individual client requests on Bamboo and Philippine Narra. Man, I absolutely dig my craft. Not very many folks do what I do and the few that can, can’t do it like this. Aside from pyrographic aspect of my craft, it’s the complete process, that culminates in what many have come to know as a Malaya Designs original.
There is nothing impersonal about what I do and the approach that I take to create. The process is a journey in itself; the harvesting of bamboo, milling of the wood, cleaning, sanding, splitting, cutting, drilling, burning, stringing and beading. I am in personal contact with each pendant, with each line I burn and each inscription I write. Hopefully, folks get it by now. It isn’t just making pendants, it’s a craft.