"I feel love and pride for all of my artwork. I'm proud of my designs, proud of creating them, proud to wear them and proud to sell them."
"Hi, my name is Anusara Konkam. I was born to a small but very warm family consisting of my father, mother, my older brother, and myself. I love art and nature and consider myself a 'natural' woman. I like to create embroidered works and grow flowers at home.
"When I was a child, I wove jasmine garlands to sell in the morning market, making them in my free time after school. When I was a child, I wove jasmine garlands to sell in the morning market, making them in my free time after school. I chose the most beautiful blooming jasmine blossoms. But first I had to finish my homework and reading before I was allowed to weave jasmine garlands. These garlands didn't bring a high price at the market, but my work helped my family to save money to support my studies.
"I participate at every local festival in our town. Sometimes I'm a Thai dancer, leading the parade to the temple. Sometimes I compete as a noppra-mad girl. Once I almost won first place, but that was only in a village contest. This is my personal challenge, and it is great fun and a good experience for me. I like to study and play northern style music and perform northern style dance (the sword dance, spear dance, and so forth), and I play the sa bud chai drum. This drum is played before a soldier goes to war, and again upon his return. The villagers play the sa bud chai drum to lift the soldiers' spirits, and a woman can play it. Every year at the Loy kra thong festival, I weave a floating basket from banana leaves to sell that evening. I want to help preserve nature and our environment; so that it will remain with us. I don't like to use unnatural materials. Banana leaf baskets are very beautiful. Have you ever seen them?
"About my handcrafts, I feel love and pride for all of my artwork. I'm proud of my designs, proud of creating them, proud to wear them and proud to sell them. In the future, I'd like to have a small shop of my own, in which to sell my jewelry. Now, Novica is my little shop, open to all who love jewelry and stones.
"With some of my income, I'd like to help conserve the natural world and the original Northern Thai culture that I love. I don't want it to disappear. And I want to keep some of my income to help underprivileged children in my hometown, so as to give something back to my city. This place holds many things that have meant a lot to me for a very long time."
I just received my beautiful piece of jewelry made by Anusara. It is a carnelian bracelet with intricate wiring. It is very creative and unique.
- J Y, Miami/Florida/USA
I admit I was nervous about purchasing the cuff bracelet that I did. I thought that for such a low price I was perhaps going to get a piece of low quality. But, when I opened up the box and took out the bracelet...well, I'd been worried for nothing! The detail, the creativity, and yes, the quality are wonderful.
- Leslie T, Torrance, CA USA
I just received my Valentine's Day present, ordered by my husband, from Anusara. He had previously ordered her carnelian bracelet and this one, made of stainless steel and amethysts is just as original and gorgeous. I hope she will consider a new line with other stones like black onyx, garnets, Green Jade, Hematite, Jade, Jasper, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Leopard Jasper, Malachite, etc. In other words, I think her work is beautiful and imaginative. Lisa Munday
- Lisa M, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
I ordered the "confetti fizz" necklace from Anusara. It looked beautiful on the website. Then I got it in the mail. It is so beautiful! I am so impressed with the craftsmanship, I don't want to take it off!
- Scotty M, Albany, OR
I have just received a Gossamer Web necklace and bracelet this morning and it is absolutely georgeous. The detail in the pieces is amazing. I am going to a wedding in Japan towards the end of the year and this will complete my outfit! The choker and bracelet arrived promptly and were presented in a beautiful box. I am extremely pleased with my purchase and have already recommended you to my best friend. Thank you once again!
- Cheryl R, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
I just received my order for Anusara's Violet Blast and I love it! After putting it on, I don't intend to take this off at all!! I'm glad this is made using stainless steel. I love the durability and it's strong enough to wear every day! I'm amazed at how much work went into making this bracelet. She has done an outstanding job in making strong and durable jewelry for us bracelet lovers!! Thank you, Novica!
- Sharon R, Mililani, Hawaii
I just received my Aqua Halo necklace from Anusara, and it's even more lovely than I imagined. I ordered it to wear with my wedding dress, and I absolutely can't wait to wear it. I know that it will be a piece of jewelry I'll wear again and again. Thank you and keep making such beautiful jewelry!
- April D., Ohio, USA
Anusara, I recieved my piece today titled "River of Green". It is absolutely beautiful. I am giving this piece as a special gift to my sister but I love it so much that I am going to order some pieces for myself. Thank you Terrie Johnson
- Terrie L, Glendale/Arizona/U.S.
I just received 2 necklaces and 1 bracelet and they are absolutely beautiful. You are a wonderful desinger and craftwoman! I will treasure these pieces for years!
- Linda M
I bought some turquoise earrings made by Anusara and I have to say they are the most unique and exquisitely beautiful earrings I have ever seen! What an amazingly talented artist this lady is! I must buy some more of her gorgeous creations! Thanks so much for the lovely earrings.
- Nedra R, Berwyn/Illinois/U.S.A.
I bought some turquoise earrings made by this lady and they are the most beautiful and unique earrings I've ever seen! What a talented artist! Keep up the gorgeous creations!
- Nedra R, Berwyn/Illinois/U.S.A.
I just received the "Sea Treasure" carnelian and pearl necklace from Anusara, and could not have been more pleased with its craftsmanship or its beauty. I bought it as a gift for my sister, and I know she will enjoy this as a centerpiece of her jewelry collection for years to come! Thank you to Anusara and to Novica for such wonderful, unique products.
- L S, Chicago, IL
I received my "Dew-Kissed" pearl necklace and it's stunning. Very classy looking. I'll start saving to buy the matching bracelet. Thanks for your beautiful jewelry.
- D B
Thank you so much for April showers - my most beautiful necklace. I chose it because I felt the idea of beauty in motion and liberation in it.
- Liudmila L, NJ,USA
Anusara, I want you to know how much I love my "Sweet Green Grape" earrings. They are perfect, and I am very grateful to you for creating such a lovely pair of earrings. I am so proud to wear them - I got a lot of second looks last night while I was at the symphony on Cape Cod in Masachusetts. Faye
- Faye Sard, Yarmouth Port, MA USA