Beaded Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace with Flower Theme, "Bearing Blossoms"
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Hand-crocheted cords bear blossoms of precious stones in this necklace from Thailand's Tiraphan Hasub. The artisan forms flowers from polished lapis lazuli chips and centers them with white calcite and petite brass beads. The braided brown cord necklace fastens at one of two lengths with a lapis lazuli cluster that serves as a button.
- 30 grams
- 1.06 oz
- Length: 56 cm min L - x 58 cm max L
- Length: 22" min L - x 22.75" max L
- Cord width: 5 mm
- Cord width: 5 mm
- Pendant: 4 cm L x 10 cm W
- Pendant: 1.6" L x 3.9" W
Tiraphan hires other artisans at her workshop to help her craft her popular jewelry.
Tiraphan Hasub has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2850 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of gemstones and other materials for her jewelry making.
Tiraphan is deeply committed to ensuring that her children receive the best education. She pays for them to attend a local international school, as she wants them to have the best possible start in life.
Tiraphan has thyroid disease. She tires easily and sometimes it is difficult to to find the energy for everything. Yet she refuses to let it compromise her work.
Tiraphan has steadily grown her jewelry project and now provides work for other artisans in her community.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
This artist shows a lot of talent or potential and is in their late teens or twenties.
Among the workers at Tiraphan's workshop are some who suffer from polio.
Tiraphan supports her two children.