While traveling through Burma, Laos and Thailand in search of antique artifacts, I discovered a gem of a fine jewelry store: "JAANA"
Jaana, a native Scandinavian who lives in Bangkok, crafts beautiful and bold pieces with stone and beads she has been collecting all over the world for the past 20 years. Her silver and jewelry are handcrafted by native white Karen and women from Burma.
I have been wearing her pieces for years and am always asked about their provenance, so I invited Jaana to fly to New York to show 30 of her most beautiful creations for a one time event at Interieurs.
Shortly after sunrise, I placed a few pieces on my stone wall to photograph and show you some of her work. Each bead, stone piece has a story....
Jaana's workshop is located in the North of Thailand, near Chang Mai. Men and women and girls have mastered the intricacies of cutting, carving, stringing the beads and silver.