IntrepidLeather and Amethyst Beaded Bracelet
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"Just by creating different pieces of jewelry I found that I was able to relieve my stress and find my focus again."
"I am not a talkative person, I am actually rather quiet and I sometimes find it very difficult to express myself in words. I do however, love to express myself by painting beads or by making jewelry – it helps to hold my thoughts together. I remember drawing on the walls when I was young, which would make my mother very angry and so every time I did it, I would then have to clean it up. Now that I am older, I find the same pleasure in a healthier outlet, beading and creating jewelry.
"I was born in Bangkok in 1979, the third of five daughters. Even though we have very different personalities, we spent a lot of time together and got along very well when we were growing up. In 1985, financial troubles lead my family to relocate to Chiang Mai, in the north of Thailand. In 1991 my parents started a restaurant in the famous night market of Chiang Mai. The whole family had to pitch in and help with running the restaurant. My sisters and I wanted nothing more than to ease the worries the restaurant put on our parents and, though it was a stressful time, the opportunity to do this together brought us closer together and created a sense of unity in our family. Every day my sisters and I would go to school and every afternoon we would come and help in the restaurant. It was a good opportunity, as it made me realize how hard we need to work in order to earn a living.
"The night market in Chiang Mai is famous for traditional arts and crafts and it was during my time there that I had the opportunity to learn how to make jewelry from the artisans there. I loved it! I realized that it is possible to earn a living from something you love doing. I am very appreciative of my time at the night market because it has given me many skills which I use every day.
"When I graduated from art school, I was very proud because I knew this would let me do what I loved while earning a living at the same time. However, reality was not quite what I had visualized. I ended up with a job in the publishing industry and not having the creative outlet that I was expecting. I found that I had to force myself to get up each day and earn a living. I realized that I was missing something in life, and that was putting my heart and soul into my art. There came a point when I was very stressed at work and tired of not having a creative outlet, so I took up beading again. Just by creating different pieces of jewelry I found that I was able to relieve my stress and find my focus again. I consider it my therapy.
"I am so grateful to Novica for giving me such a great opportunity to do what I love. I hope that more than anything, I am able to do what I love and love what I do, all the while earning a living from it and being able to provide for myself and my loved ones.
"More than anything, I would like to thank my family and send them my love for giving me all the support they've given me. I know that, more than anything, they just want to see me happy. I am very thankful for this opportunity that I have. I will cherish it for as long as I can."
South Jordan, UT, USA
Dear Panapha, I received the bracelet I ordered today in the mail. it is the 'Love's Universe'. I am absolutely thrilled and can not wait to give it to a very special friend of mine that has gotten me through some very hard times recently. You are very talented and will certainly be keeping an eye on your future gorgeous designs!
I bought the ""New Leaf"" lapis lazuli bracelet for my sister. It is absolutely beautiful, and she loves it! The unique, understated design is perfect for women who don't want to be too flashy. :)
Just got my New Midnight Tribal Leather and pearl wrap bracelet - I love it! So well crafted. You can see all the care and attention to detail Panapha put into it.
Panapha does such beautiful work, one can tell there is great care and feeling in her work. I purchased the Jasper wristband and loved it, then discovered it was missing after someone viewed my house which is for sale. I had treasured it so much I knew I must get another one when it became available; I received notification just today that it was in stock and went to the site immediately. Panapha, thank you so much for making some more. Your quiet strength definitely shows through in your work, and I hope you have great success.
I received my Leather & Lapis Lazuli, Leaf bracelet several months ago. I wear it everyday, I LOVE it! This is my favorite piece of jewelry, as the Lapis is beautiful & the leather is a quality work of art. Buy from this artist, her work is outstanding.
This piece is more stunning in person than in the photo. The beads practically glow in shades of black, purple, and blue. I am delighted.
I just got my ""Aqua Sea"" bracelet and it is gorgeous! Unfortunately it is WAY too big for my wrist. I will have to pay more attention to the measurements when ordering next time. :(
I just bought the ""Lapis lazuli wrap bracelet, 'Phuket Sea'"". The workmanship is so exquisite, and the details, especially the little bell, are wonderful! I think often of this artist's skills as I listen to the chime of the small bell during my workday! I love it!
I purchased the ""Moonlight Rose"" and the Onyx ""All Night"" wrap bracelets made by this very talented artist. They are so beautiful and fun to wear. I especially like the bell button on the ""Moonlight Rose""! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us!
I received my amethyst wrap bracelet a few days ago and have been wearing it every day since. I love how the beads sit so neatly and tightly together. It has been made very carefully and the result is fabulous. Thank you Panapha.
Your bracelet ""Golden Olive"", is gorgeous! Thank you so much! - Lawrie Kowalski
falls church/virginia/ usa
gracias por tu bracalete muy bonito, me encanto tu trabajo
I love my amazonite and leather wrap bracelet that I just received. It fits my small wrist perfectly. Keep up the nice work! Carol
Strasburg, PA United States
I recently purchased a Jasper wristband bracelet made by Panapha. The bracelet is beautiful and extremely well crafted! I have worn it every day since I received it and have had many compliments on the bracelet. I will definitely purchase again!
I received my ""Rose Dew"" wrap bracelet and love it. It fits my small wrist perfectly and the quality and craftsmanship is outstanding. I was delighted by the tiny postcard from Panapha that was included with my order.
I now have 6 bracelets by Panapha. She is one of my favorite artists! She makes beautiful pieces and I get numerous compliments whenever I am wearing one of her bracelets (which is always). I have started giving her bracelets as gifts. Everyone should have at least one of Panapha's pieces.
Panapha is an extremely talented and innately gifted artist and designer. I purchased the lapis lazuli and leather bracelet for my daughter and she hasn't taken it off since I gave it to her. Both she and I are delighted to be part of this lovely person's achievements.
I recently received the ""Leather and amethyst wrap bracelet, 'Fortune's Wisdom'. As with the other bracelets I have ourchased from this artist, it is just beautiful! Excellent workmanship and beautiful stones! Love Panapha's work!
The ""Garnet wrap bracelet, 'Love's Passion'"" is the latest of several pieces I have purchased by this wonderful artist! I love her attention to quality workmanship, and especially her use of various stone and colors. I wear her pieces all the time and always get complimented on them. I had wanted to buy this one for a while but it was unavailable. When I saw it was back I grabbed it up! Beautiful!
I got 3 wrap leather bracelets with carnelian, onyx, and amazonite. I gave two as presents and kept the onyx and leather one. They are well made and look very good on the wrist. Thanks for your careful work and attention to detail. I may be back for more, Panapha. Happy holidays, Bachspal
Panapha, Thank you for creating such beautiful jewelry! I ordered two bracelets in December (Leather & carnelian ('Hope') and Leather and Lapis ('New Tribal'). When they arrived, the attention to design and detail were evident! You are an artist who creates with great care. So....I'm returning this month to purchase the leather and lapis 'Love's Universe.' The first two were gifts! This one is for me! Best Regards, Janet
""Love's Universe"" lapis/leather/silver heart charm bracelet. This was such a sweet suprise and was wonderful to open. The lapis color is electric blue & with well matched beads. It is very feminine, but makes has a strong and unique presence. Thank you! Christina
Falls Church, Va, USA
Dear Panapha, thank you for the lovely leather and moonstone bracelet. Your work is beautiful and i have received many compliments on the bracelet. Best wishes Cyndi
Falls Church, Va, USA
Dear Panapha, I ordered the moonstone bracelet, orbs of inspiration. The attention to detail and the beautiful moonstone's make this bracelet gorgeous. Thank you
Hi Panapha, Just received your beautiful wrap bracelet, it's delicate and well made and I absolutely love it. Thank you, Kathryn
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