- An original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
- Includes an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- NOVICA works with Ploy Intha to craft this item.
- Includes an original NOVICA jewelry pouch to keep for yourself or give as a gift.
- 3″ L x 0.6″ W
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About this item: Lustrous silver gracefully slopes and curves into an alluring design crowned by three dangling pendants. Infused with innovative style, these earrings make an elegant complement to your semi-dressy attire. Ploy Intha has an unbreakable spirit, battling countless difficulties to fulfill her dream as a silversmith. Intha describes the intricate process, unique to each piece: “Silver sheets are stamped into little vegetal leaves. The silver is also beaten and stretched into long strings. These strings are then slowly coiled, cut and adjusted together to form the desired pattern. These shaped strings are then soldered into sturdy bases and the leaves and hooks attached to them. Once completed the earrings are washed, filed and polished.” .925 Sterling silver earrings and hooks. Earrings measure 3″ by 0.6″.
About our Artist: My name is Ploy Intha. Although silversmithing is my passion, I have not always been a silversmith. When I was very young, I worked for five years as a food seller with my sister. I would wake up at two o’clock in the morning and work until nine in the evening. It was a hard job that paid very little money, but I enjoyed working with my sister and providing nourishment for our regular customers. But one day my sister took another job. I could not manage working alone, on account of my leg. I have polio. I moved to northern Thailand about that time, and began looking for a job. I discovered that Northern Thailand is the birthplace of so many interesting handicrafts. I particularly loved the exceptional silver designs created in this region of Thailand. My enthusiasm for silver soon earned me a job in a…