"Every bead or motif they create reflects the magnificence of the tribe's own artistry… my designs are a mixture of ancient and modern styles."
"Hello, I'm Chanatip Na Lampoon - or you can call me Too. I was born on January 4, 1980 in northern Thailand, but I grew up in Bangkok. However, when I was about ten years old we moved back to my childhood home to help my aunt take care of her business.
"My mother, on her part, also used to sell clothes that she'd bring over from Bangkok. All of this inspired me to delve into an area of my own, which is that of silver jewelry. When I was in high school, I studied interior design, and at university, I graduated in engineering. I realized I could combine all of my interests and set up my own workshop. I also learned a lot from my neighbor; he was a silversmith and he integrated colorful beads and leather pieces into his designs.
"Fortunately, the Thai government supports people who start their own ventures by providing the proper guidance. They suggested buying silver from the hill tribe people since the government is encouraging them to develop other activities rather than growing opium. The people of the different hill tribes craft the silver pieces such as beads, which I then integrate into my own designs and collections. Every bead or motif they create reflects the magnificence of the tribes' own artistry. This is why my designs are a mixture of ancient and modern styles.
"I am proud of my work. It is something I enjoy which also provides an income not only for me, but for the people of the hill tribes. Normally I make only one piece of each design, which looks equally good with dressy or casual wear.
"Sometimes people complain and want to pay less for an item, they don't realize all the hard work that goes into creating the silver pieces and then the designs. I always tell these people, 'If you buy what you like it'll make you happy and you'll enjoy wearing it anywhere and anytime; it would be worthless to buy it if you don't really like it.'
"So, I would like to tell Novica's customers that it would make me really happy if you purchase my jewelry because I know you'll really love it."
18 Testimonials for Chanatip Na Lampoon
Love, love, love the ""Sea Flower"" earrings! Such a cool design, fun to wear, comfortable and excellent quality.
I received my sterling necklace so quickly after I ordered it that I thought maybe Chanatip had walked over to my house and delivered it herself while I was at work. ;-) The necklace is very nice, indeed. Its design seems traditional yet modern, and the workmanship is outstanding! And since I'm tall, I appreciate the longer length of this necklace, too. Thank you, Chanatip! I'm honored to wear your work.
Your rose bracelet reflects the inner beauty of your soul and spirit as well as your physical beauty.It truly is a magnificent work of art!
Draper, UT USA
I just received my Radiance earrings in a beautiful box and they are truly radiant. The sterling silver has great color and weight and the finish looks almost like satin. The earrings have a slight curve (they look straight in the picture) which makes them hang so beautifully right below my jaw line. Thank you Miss. Lampoon
Unusual design, unlike anything I've seen before. Beautiful to look at and to wear.
I received the earrings ""Radiance"" and they are indeed radiant. I bought them to match a pendant I have and they are everything that I hoped for!
Springfield MA USA
Hello I purchased several earring pairs from 2 different areas. One of them was from Chanatip Na Lampoon and they were called ""Tribal Talk"". I just love them! They are so unique and that is what I like to wear. It is nice to be able to help these fine folks with their trade. Thanks for the opportunity to do so. I will return time and again as money will allow of course.
Thank you so much for the lovely earrings--I was so pleased to give them as gifts to friends. The packaging was beautiful, and a wonderful added touch.
sachse texas usa
got the HAPPY BLOSSOMS earrings today and I am just thrilled with them-very beautiful-thank you! the shipping was very fast and the gift box was very nice
Your exquisite necklace 'Deep Sea' arrived today, and it is already one of my very favourite pieces of jewellery. I love the sea, and especially the infinite variety of creatures for whom it is home. When I put your necklace on, I can almost smell the salt and feel the wind. It makes me happy! Thank you! so much.
I ordered a necklace as a present for someone special to me so it was important that it arrived on time. The necklace arrived with me after only 4 days in plenty of time. I am very impressed with the service and product, in particular its presentation in a very nice gift box, making it even more unique
I was very happy to receive my Flora and Fauna bracelet the workmanship was very artistic and detailed. I thank you and hope to purchase alot more of your designs.
My bracelet with the little silver fish and delicate amethyst beads is so lovely, even prettier than the picture. I should have looked at the measurements a little more carefully because I didn't realize 5.7' was too small for my wrist, but that was my mistake, I can simply add a couple of links on the end and it will fit. There is something mythical and timeless about the bracelet's design. Thank you, I will be enjoying your artistry very much!
I just wanted to say how delighted I was to receive my beautiful earrings within just three days of placing my order. Seeing the devastation the recent disaster has brought to the region - one can only say how our thoughts are with you. Thank you again for my lovely gift.
North Salem, NY USA
I was very pleased with my neclace, ""The Maze"". It was very well made and looked like its representation on the web. It will be a fine addition to my silver jewelry. Linda Farina
I received a piece of jewelry, so well crafted and so much more beautiful than the picture showed. Too is truly an artist and I am pleased to choosen such a lovely bracelet. I purchased this for a gift but I am very tempted to keep it for myself. I will be watching for this young lady's work in the future.