We created this piece from 12 strands of handmade silver bead strings, capped in hollow silver ending piece that drops through handmade silver ring to tie a “knot” in the front.There is another silver bead added to the necklace, that can either slide towards the ending cap piece or on the other side where the ring is.
The beads are handmade one by one and stringed through a meticulous and ancient process of silver bead making tradition, typical of Thai Karen hilltribe people. It is a laborious technique that only few families still master in the rural areas of Northern Thailand. This necklace is a part of our “Genesis” collection that explores the process of mindfulness, dedication and perseverance behind each product. We would like to transmit these ideas to whoever will be wearing our jewelry as a reminder of conscientiousness during their everyday activities. We believe that jewelry created in this way does more than just “look good”, it also “does good” and gives back to the whole community, as the sales help preserve and keep alive the traditional arts and crafts.
Karen people have been traditionally connected with silver crafting and are known for their traditional techniques and very pure silver alloy (content of silver is between 95-98%, as opposed to industrial 92.5% silver content), that gives this silver a weight, bright satin color and feel, all of its own. Due to its purity, it is also very resistant to tarnishing. Every piece is handmade and individual.