Handmade Pink Lanna Rose Quartz and chalcedony dangle Earrings (Thailand) - 1.4" x 2.2"
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This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Thai designer Chuleekorn finds inspiration in classic Thai jewelry to create dangle earrings of fashionable elegance. She crochets the earrings with cream and brown threads, adding shimmering beads of rose quartz and dyed pink chalcedony with brass details.
- Dimensions: 2.2" L x 1.4" W
- Weight: 0.35 oz
- Style: Dangle
- Gemstone color: Pink
- Color(s) may vary slightly
- 12 crocheted round-cut Chalcedony each measure 4 mm
- Multiple crocheted chip cut rose quartz
- Material: Waxed polyester cord
- Metal: 925 Sterling silver, Brass
- Finish: Matte
- Clasp: Hook
- Made in Thailand
Story Behind the Art:
Some days I sit and enjoy late-night knitting sessions because I can't wait to see how the necklace looks when finished. Growing up in Bangkok, I always played boy-games with my brothers. Not having any sisters to play with, I learned instead to assemble robots and airplanes. To this day we have dozens of aircraft collections which made ourselves. Another activity I enjoyed doing was going with my mom to buyfabric to be tailored into clothes at Bang Lam Phoo Town. Back then there weren't many ready-made clothes like there are now, and Bang Lam Phoo was the commercial town for most fabric shops. We usually went there every week, but the shops I was more interested in were bead and craft equipment shops, where I would admire the colorful beads while mom selected her textiles. Mom would allow me to buy just a few beads and I remember that I didn’t do anything with those beads, just keep them where I could admire their exotic beauty.
I was born into a warm and loving family, and my parents’ main concern was that we’d grow to become good people and not get into trouble. Though they didn’t pressure us with our studies, I finished high school with good grades and they supported me when I had the opportunity to study Graphic Design in Australia. During my free time, I would assemble aircrafts to help me feel less homesick. I also enjoyed crafting art jewelry. I saw one of my friends wearing an original necklace which I loved, so I started to study how to make jewelry and bought a starter kit. I made my first pendant with natural beads and gave it to my classmate on her birthday. I wasn't sure she would love it, but luckily she did! Many of my friends asked me to make some for them too!
When I returned to Thailand, I started working in a manufacturing company thanks to my expertise with RC airplane. I hadn’t even studied in this field; it all came from my childhood games with my brothers! After that, I got a job with a renowned graphics company, where I would spend almost all day and night working. I had earned a lot from working, but one day I began to realize that I was away from family, friends, and the things that I love. I would hardly talk with my parents and friends. Therefore, I chose to quit even though some people thought it wasn’t a good decision to leave a job where I was earning more than most people my age.
All weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed information. Treatment N (rose quartz). See Gemstone Treatments for further information.
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