Orange Torsade Necklace Wood Beaded Jewelry, "Lamphan Belle"
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In orange and brown, this torsade necklace is by Sumalee Nawakul. She crafts the necklace by hand with dyed orange beads of littleleaf boxwood, creating 10 hand-knotted strands that twist into a necklace that can fasten at two different lengths.
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Sumalee has struggled for many years. She has a small shop in a local market but the sales are erratic, tied to tourism, and do not provide enough income to meet her expenses. Her Novica sales are essential to her survival and the survival of those who depend on her. She is working very hard to increase her sales.
Sumalee helps to support her mother in a unique way. She hires her mother and other older workers to help with the hand-finishing of her statement jewelry created from wooden beads.
As a child, Sumalee learned sewing, embroidery and weaving from her mother. She still practices these arts today and often teaches them to younger artisans.
Sumalee Nawakul has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1300 and the most recent for $1400.
Sumalee does not have any children but she loves being an aunt. She helps her younger sister with the cost of her niece's education.
"Natural and unique."
I received my orange torsade necklace and when I tried it on I was really excited. I liked that you can twist the multiple strands to shorten it, or untwist them to lengthen it. Made from the beads of the boxwood tree, it is lightweight, natural looking and has a lovely handwoven clasp I had never seen.
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