"I believe in the power of stones. Before leaving home, I wear an accessory – preferably earrings – that features at least one type of lucky stone…."
"My name is Sasina Leerasawatdiampon. My hometown is located in the north of Thailand where the air is fresh and the landscapes are beautiful. I really love this place. I have an older sister and my parents work with agricultural products.
"My parents use to have a big garden filled with fruits and flowers which they started out of personal choice. It grew so much they started to sell their produce and be able to make a living from it. This is the kind of environment I grew up in, one were I could walk and admire the beautiful flowers, which I would pick to decorate my room.
"One day I was trying to get an outfit together for a party I was invited to, so I decided to use some of the flowers as accessories. I made some lovely jewelry with it, and I also wore some on my hair, to the point where I thought I had overdone it, but didn't have time to change. Everyone at the party admired my creations so much, they made me feel like a princess.
"I craft jewelry with my good friend Busarin, who is also a Novica-featured artisan. I love jewelry so much that the need to adorn my body with it is mandatory. My favorite is the earring, because it is little yet can subtly decorate the wearer. I believe in the power of stones. Before leaving home, I wear an accessory – preferably earrings – that features at least one type of lucky stone, not only for luck, but also because I believe I will then meet only good things.
"I have been fashion-conscious and loved beauty for a long time. As a young girl, I had already started to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces. I used my imagination to create simple designs with simple materials in my spare time. But it was while studying at the university that I began creating accessories. Initially I made what I liked and sold some to friends. But I started to receive orders and ended up spending more time filling orders than creating new designs or doing anything else in fact, which was good anyway in terms of sales.
"I eventually graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in accounting from the School of Business Administration and began looking for a job because I wanted to have enough money to start running my own business. Of course I could have simply helped with my parents' but I had been planning to have my own for a while. I dreamed about it and was prepared for it and would settle for nothing else.
"After university I began to work for a big finance company, but I didn’t like it all. Being the youngest member in the team meant I had to do everyone else's tasks and I was under a lot of stress. I missed being able to design, so after a couple of years I resigned.
"There is an important thing I would like to say to my clients worldwide. A part of what I earn with my jewelry will be donated to an orphanage. I would like to participate in giving these children a chance to grow and live, and so will you when you purchase my products. Thank you very much, from the bottom of my heart."
Dear Sasina, I just received your beautiful necklace ""Tropical Elite"" and I just love it. My granddaughter and I share a February birthday and I know she will just love your delicate necklace. Thank you and much luck! Harriette
Dear Sasina, I was so pleased when I received the items I ordered from you. I ordered the "" azure flow"" necklace and bracelet. The detail and time you put into your work is astounding. I plan on ordering more of your jewelry soon as i have received so many compliments on the two pieces i have. Thank you and best wishes, Cyndi
I bought the River of Snow necklace and I have to say this is the loveliest pearl necklace I have ever seen. The pearls are very large, yet the overall look of the necklace is very delicate and feminine. It is very comfortable to wear. Thank you Sasina for creating such a beautiful necklace! Angela
Dear Sasina, Thank you, thank you for creating such a beautiful necklace. I bought your pearl and peridot ""Tropical Elite"" necklace in December and was transported immediately from winter snow and ice to tropical warmth. The golden iridescent pearls are such a luscious color that they remind me of little apricots and peridot has been one of my favorite stones for a long time. I just returned from my home in Florida where I wore your necklace a lot and received many compliments which I enjoyed. I'm back in New York where it's so cold that you need to wear heavy turtlenecks - it will be a while before I can wear my ""Tropical Elite"" again. Besides admiring your delicate and intricate work, I read the passage you wrote about yourself with real interest and admiration. One doesn't typically associate artistic creativity with a degree in business and accounting but you are successfully defying the odds. I thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for creating such beauty and wish you many more years of artistic happiness.
I have just received my beautiful ""Tropical Elite"" necklace. It is stunning and I will treasure it. I am thinking of ordering another in a different colour for my sister for her birthday.. Thankyou for your creativity
Long overdue thank you for your beautiful necklace.The colors were stunning & matched my summer outfits perfectly.
I love Sasina's Ruffles collection of chandelier earrings. I have the carnelian Ginger Ruffles earrings. I love the combination of carnelian, turquoise and crystal, and the movement of the beads is very feminine. Thank you
I HAVE RECENTLY RECEIVED YOUR BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE, SPRING CROCUS. IT IS EVEN LOVELIER AND DELICATE THAN I HAD IMAGINED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ALSO MADE SMALL EARRINGS TO MATCH. JEANNETTE
I got the pearl strand necklace ""River of Gold"" for my wife as a birthday gift. It was beautifully packed and arrived in time. When my wife unwrapped it, she immediately loved it: The necklace is delicate and at the same time has weight and the colors are great. Wonderful work, Sasina! Thank you.
I purchased the necklace for my wedding. I was not positive that I would end up wearing it for the wedding when I ordered it, but in person, this necklace is simply stunning. It is so light and airy. Simply stunning. Thank you for the wonderful craftsmanship, Sasina.
This is one amazing young lady! I came across the Novica site awhile back and would occasionally browse through all of the beautiful products and wonder how I would be able to choose from them all! On a day when I wasn't planning to buy anything (""window shop online""...so ""screen shop""?!), I came across these STUNNING earrings by Sasina and fell in love-they were exactly what I had been looking for-but as I said, wasn't planning on buying yet-so, I kept them in mind and waited a few months and then, on a whim, and in the mood to shop, came back to this site and started searching through pages of earrings, looking for Sasina's earrings again-and low and behold-I found them! I was thrilled and immediately bought them and then waited anxiously for their arrival-they are even more beautiful in person and I can't wait to wear them! What a gift she has-I would certainly buy from her again-thank you for my earrings Sasina! I will think of you when I wear them-wishing you much success in life!
I just got my ""Ginger Grapes"" earrings today. Oh my gosh - they are fabulous! I don't own anything like these, so I am really excited! I can hardly wait to wear them! The photos don't do them justice. I'm a dark brunette with brown eyes. These earrings make a subtle but dramatic statement on me. I love earrings and these will definitely be some of my new favorites! Thank you!
I purchased the ""peacock"" strand necklace from this artisan. When I opened the package the quality and beauty of this piece literally took my breath away! I'm looking forward to receiving the Christmas items I just ordered from her. I am sure the recipients of these gifts will have a similar reaction to mine.
Thank you Sasina for a stunning pair of earrings. When my 17 year old daughter saw my beautiful ""ginger ruffles"" earrings, she immediately had to wear them. I was a little jealous that I didn't get to wear them first. They're beautiful. Well done! We've both received many compliments on them. Can't wait to order some more of your gorgeous designs.
My wife, Jacque loved the ""Fishnet"" of pearls and crystals. It is absolutely beautiful and perfectly created. It was delivered very quickly and my experience with Novica was outstanding. I'll be back to buy more.. Thank you Sasina, keep up the excellent work...
Today I received my beautiful necklace made by Sasina. I love it and am wearing it already. The colors are put together perfectly. I will look for more by her and will tell other about her wonderful work.
I ordered 5 ""Tropical Elite"" necklaces for my bride-maids. They were very delicate and beautiful! It will make a unique addition to the bride-maids' dresses. Thank-you very much!!
My necklace is beautiful!! Thanks Sasina!
I just received the Green Coral Blossom beaded choker. I love it. I am planning on wearing it for my wedding. Wish you had a matching bracelet. Ellen Muir
I just received my necklace in the mail and it is so beautiful. I was not at all disappointed with any aspect of it - though I was nervous ordering from the website. In fact, the piece is even more lovely in person, the quality of the amethyst is deep purple and it is such an intricate and delicate design. I love it!
I just received 'White Cloudfall' crafted by Sasina. When I put this necklace on, it absolutely took my breath away. I bought it to wear for my wedding, and I couldn't stop looking at how beautiful it is. I was planning on wearing other jewelery along with this piece, but not anymore - it's so powerful and beautiful on its own. This piece is beautifully crafted.
I adore the necklace ""Tropical Elite"". It's beautiful and perfect for summer. It brightens up so many outfits. When it's the middle of winter I'll look at it and think of cool drinks and warm summer beaches.
In February I ordered the amethyst earrings ""Plum Drop"". I anxiously awaited their arrival and when the box arrived and I opened it I discovered that the box containing the earrings is a gift in itself. And it contained a beautiful pair of earrings that exceeded all expectations. This item was purchased as a gift and it delighted my friend and is now treasured by her. Thank you for your beautiful creations, Sasina. Roxie
Dear Sasina! I love your unique, beautiful jewelry. I had a lot of compliments on this necklace. Thank you again! Yelena Ivanova (NY/USA).
Wow, Sasina! I just received the carnelian earrings ""Fiery Romance"" and the turquoise earrings ""Thai Floral"". If possible, they are more stunning than the pictures even showed. They are delicate, beautiful and of the highest craftsmanship. Don't stop believing in the power of stones and creating such delightful pieces that we are lucky enough to wear!! I just KNOW yours will bring me luck in 2009! Thank you!
Sasina, My bracelet is absolutely gorgeous, I was really impress about your work. It is a breath taking piece. Sorry That I didn't leave you a feed back before. I am deeply satisfied. Thank You!!! Selva Martin | Alexandria, VA | USA
Sashina, My bracelet is absolutely gorgeous, I was really impress about your work. It is a breath taking piece. Sorry That I didn't leave you a feed back before. I am deeply satisfied. Thank You!!!
Sasina's ""Extravagant White"" pearl bracelet is a joy. Everyone comments on its beauty.
Dear Sasina, I wanted to thank you for the lovely necklace ""Sprinkles"" that I've purchased via this site. It's a unique piece of jewelry. I intend to keep buying your craft pieces in future as well. Respectfully,
It is such a wonderful experience to be able to view the work of these wonderful artists from around the world. And to be able to purchase the art is even more exciting. I am very thankful to Novica and National Geographic for allowing me to support these world artisans. The expressions of art do more to bridge cultures than anything else in comparison.
I love my carnelian & turquoise ""Sun Burst"" earrings! they are so pretty. I will love them forever!
Hays, KS, USA
The necklace I ordered is just gorgeous and perfect. I ordered it for my wedding in October and I want to thank you so much for adding to my special day!
Hi, I have just received my gorgeous Sweet Green Grapes pearl earrings. They are absolutely stunning and I am thrilled with them! Emma
I've just recently received my delivery of a bracelet called ""Pastel Raindrops"". It's is so delicately beautiful - and the craftmanship is stunning. Thank you so much Sasina for sharing your talents with the world!
The necklace I purchased from Sasina hangs beautifully and the craftsmanship is excellent. I am extremely happy with it!
""Honey Shower"" earrings are another beautiful creation from you! Thank you for many lovely pieces. You have made many people happy!
Thank you Sasina for the Ginger Grape earrings--what a lovely color--and Fire Lights earrings--they are both so pretty!
Thank you Sasina for the Ginger Grape earrings--what a lovely color--and Fire Lights earrings--they are both so pretty!
I am very thrilled with the ""charming rose"" necklace I just received from Sasina. It is very delicate and feminine. What a fabulous artist!
Absolutely beaufitul work! The pearls can be dressed up or down, and the design fits my mom wonderfully (it was a gift for her). I could not be happier with this whole experience, and if it helps out children in the process then that makes it even more special. Thank you Sasina!
Denver, Colorado USA
You have a marvelous talent! I purchased a bracelett to give to my maid of honor to wear in my wedding next month. It is more than I could have hoped for! It is BEAUTIFUL and I know she will love and appreciate it. Thank you so much for you talent, and I will definitely be making future purchases! Best wishes, Jennie
I received the two pairs of earrings I ordered from you and they are absolutely lovely. Thank you so much for creating such lovely pieces. I purchased the periodot and Lapis earrings.
Ramona, CA USA
I adore Sasina's unique, beautiful jewelry. I have purchased two pair of earrings from her collection, and I have several of her items on my ""Wishlist."" I have had a million compliments on these earrings. Thanks, Sasina!
Sasina's ""Black Coral"" and ""Green Coral"" necklaces look like treasures for a mermaid! The wirewok is so delicate and the crystals shine so brightly. Exquisitely beautiful! Thanks!