Handcrafted Thai Beaded Jade Necklace, 'Love Eternal'
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"I am so proud of my work. It comes from my heart. I use local materials that are easy to find and create designs in my own style."
"Sawasdee ka! My name is Kittima Ekmahachai or Kai. I am the elder daughter in the family and am very close to my younger sister because we are almost the same age. She is only one year old younger than I am. I was born in Nan province and grow up there. My family was a big family and everyone loved each other. Now I'm married and have a son and a daughter.
"In high school, I studied science and mathematics for three years and, in 1981, I was admitted to Chiang Mai University's School of Economics. I graduated four years later. In 1986, I worked as a staff member at The Royal Project center. After two years, I was promoted to head of marketing at the Chiang Mai branch where I worked for nine years. I had to resign when my husband's mother got sick so I could take care of her. I did really like this job, so when I quit, I was sad. Two years later, I started to make jewelry.
"I've liked art since I was young. I get it from my grandfather – he really loved art, so art is in my blood. I grew up in a cultural Thai family. I studied in local Thai schools, learned Thai dance, sing old Thai songs and I like to go to the temple.
"I live my life with consciousness. I do everything for the present and future, leaving the past behind. I am very happy with the things I've done. I like crafting jewelry and I am so happy with it.
"The most challenging thing in my life is change. Many things in my life are always changing, so I have to make sure that I can accept it. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's bad, so change is quite challenging for me. And I am glad that all the changes so far in my life have been good.
"My most impressive experience was joining the library club and visiting the hill tribe villages to read, teach Thai dance and lots of fun activities. I am so happy to be giving instead of taking.
"I am so proud of my work. It comes from my heart. I use local materials that are easy to find and create designs in my own style.
"Novica brings together people who like art and culture from all over the world. This is a great opportunity for artists."
The very intricate & beautiful ""Garden Bower"" necklace arrived at super-speed! Keep up the good work NOVICA!
Awesome necklaces, I'm really impressed with the design and the quality work!
I received my beautiful garnet flower necklace and love it. I cannot wait to show it off at an upcoming wedding next week. Thank you very much!
I ordered the Pearl and amethyst pendant necklace, 'Violet Iridescence' and I could not be happier with my necklace. The chain is unique and sturdy, the stones are beautifully intertwined to create a lovely shimmer of textures and colors. Thank you so much!
Wow! Just received the necklace ""Enchantment"" and it is BEAUTIFUL! I have ordered a lot of jewelry from Novica and I can tell you Kal Kittima's artistry is right up there with the very, very best of them! You totally exceeded my expectations on this one!
The Garnet Flower Necklace arrived today. It is absolutely beautiful, delicate, feminine and stylish. My mother will love it! Thank you so much!
Thank you for your beautiful necklace Thai Romance and for the lovely packaging. It is a gift for a relative and I am thrilled with it. Thank you
Hi Kai, got your jewelery today, the beautiful necklace with onyx, amethyst and garnet. It came in a beautiful box, nicely presented and I will love to give this to my daughter for her birthday. Thanks so much.
I received the necklace of gorgious amethyst beads ""Violet Champagne"" in the most exquisite jewelry ""box""-almost as beautiful as the necklace itself. The craftsmanship is excellent-the pictures do not do it justice. I have referred this site and artist to all of my friends. Thank you!!
Thank you for the lovely flourite earrings ""Blue Genie"". The gemstones are fascinating with beautiful colour and properties of light; they remind me of the crystal blue sunlit sea in the tropics. Kai, you have such an amazing sympathy for gemstones and ability to translate their magic into very wearable jewellery. Your work is outstanding value for money, and very enjoyable to own and wear. I hope that more people will discover the gorgeous variety of natural gemstones through your designs.
Woodbridge, Virginia, USA
I just received the bracelet ""Beauty in Blue,"" and was amazed at how high the quality is. So many stretch bracelets fall apart immediately, but this one is made so well that I know I'll be able to wear and enjoy it for many years to come. It's also even larger than I expected -- thanks so much for your wonderful work, Kai Kittima! I know I'll be buying from you again.
Thank you Kai for the beautiful amethyst necklace which arrived today - just 4 days after the order was placed! I could not be more pleased - I am a retired goldsmith and love to purchase other artists jewellery creations for family and friends for special occasions. The necklace is everything as described and I could not be more pleased - Thank you so much for a lovely design and creation and keep up the good work!
I received 2 necklaces made by Kai. They are beautiful and I love them! I was totally suprised to receive each necklace presented in it's own beautiful handmade jewelry box. Each box was covered inside and out with heavy handmade paper with a beautiful leaf emboss on the top and a lovely closure clasp. Thank you Kai for the gift of the beautiful boxes. Sara Bebout
Today I received your beautiful ""Sea Breeze"" necklace - I plan to wear it for my nephews wedding - it matches the dress I chose perfectly and I am very happy with my purchase. Thank You and keep making these beautiful pieces for everyone to enjoy.
I received my Garnet and smoky quartz necklace, 'Red Carpet' yesterday. It is absolutely gorgeous! Garnets are my favorite color and my birthstone and I was looking for the perfect--but affordable--garnet necklace and I found it. I love this one!
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