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About this item: Ying in Thailand presents this delightful pendant necklace, cleverly designed to look like a folded origami bird. The sterling silver pendant features contrasting brushed and polished finishes. It centers a sterling silver cable chain that can be closed at one of three lengths. .925 Sterling silver necklace and chain. Necklace can be adjusted to either 15.25″, 17.25″, or 19.25″ in length. Closes with a lobster claw clasp. Pendant measures 0.6″ by 0.7″ at the longest dimensions.
About our Artist: My full name is Sainamphung Chuntakowsol, but everyone calls me by my nickname, Ying. I’m the second of four siblings, born and raised in Bangkok but always pining for Chiang Mai, where my father and uncle worked. When I finished college, I didn’t think twice and moved to Chiang Mai, making my dream come true. At first I started working as a designer of decorative items, but after a while I fell in love with Lanna, symbol of northern Thailand’s culture and way of life. I studied all I could, and absorbed their way of thinking. Now I feel as if I’ve always lived in Chiang Mai. After a few years’ experience in my family’s silk venture, I asked my other siblings, who still worked in Bangkok, to move up to Chiang Mai so we could start on our own. That was in 2001, and I was again working as a designer. In 2006, we decided to diversify and explore the realm of silver jewelry, because we believe in preserving the silversmith traditions of northern Thailand. Even though I didn’t have any experience in jewelry design at the time, I was positively certain that we had the potential to develop great and unique designs that were…
- An original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
- Includes an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- NOVICA works with Ying to craft this item.
- Includes an original NOVICA jewelry pouch to keep for yourself or give as a gift.
- A keepsake treasure designed to be loved for years to come.