Back on Track

July 5, 2009

Well, I have been absent from this blog for a while but now I am back. I have been expanding my understanding of art and contemporary jewelry in the hope that I could write more about this topic.  In the next few posts I will be writing about my recent experience visiting fairs and galleries in Europe earlier on […]

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Profitable Bangles

December 14, 2008

Have you ever wondered why people wear certian types of jewelry? Here in Thailand, some people choose to wear bangles or cuffs for a reason.  The Thai word for bangles or cuffs is “Kam Lai” and the word for profit is “Kam Rai”.  See the connection here? Some business women wear “Kam Lai” so that […]

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Code 10

November 22, 2008

Code 10, the newest boutique in town features top 10 Thai clothing designers and 10 contemporary jewelry brands.  Nine out of ten jewelry brands are Tanim current and soon to be members!  They are Solid Skin, CASO, Todesire, Phonthip, SaPrang, Pilantha, Aztique, Flow and La Chiocciolina. It is a new center for those who are looking for […]

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Designs and Thai Jewelry

November 2, 2008

When Alan Revere was in Bangkok for a design workshop back at the end of September, I took him to a mall where many jewelry stores/stalls are.  Why? Not to shop of course, but to allow him to see what we have here as far as jewelry is concerned.  We first hit the area where […]

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Costume Jewelry vs Art Jewelry

October 29, 2008

I just had a conversation on the phone with a really nice lady who wanted to consign jewelry for her soon to be opened clothing boutique in the hippest mall in Bangkok.  After explaining to her that my jewelry is mostly one of a kind, made of sterling silver and 18K gold, she exclaimed, “oh it’s costume […]

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‘New’ Jewelry Culture in Thailand

October 14, 2008

Thailand has been known for its jewelry for hundreds of years.  Elaborate Thai style jewelry has always accompanied Thai ladies in old paintings and photos.  Back in those days, only the people in the royal families, aristocrats and wealthy merchants could afford to own jewelry.   Traditionally, jewelry was made by goldsmiths in tiny shops.  […]

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What is Jewelry?

October 9, 2008

This word is so familiar to all of us.  We buy jewelry.  We wear jewelry.  Some of us make jewelry.  While some sell jewelry. But what does Jewelry mean to us, especially here in Thailand? When I first returned home from the US and started working as a studio jeweler, I had a hard time […]

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October 6, 2008

Who are we?   Tanim, shortened for Tanimpimpaporn which means jewelry in old Thai, is a special interest group within the Thai jewelry and metalsmithing community that offers a platform for members to exchange knowledge, information and criticisms within the context of art and contemporary jewelry/metalsmithing.   Founded in January 2008, Tanim’s initiative is the […]

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Another Kind of Jewelry

October 6, 2008

Jewelry is a form of art associated with human body. Some people even refer to jewelry  as wearable art. It exists at different levels of commerce, design and fine art. People buy jewelry sometimes for pure enjoyment, other times for the compliments and attention it may bring to the wearer, or even for its intrinsic […]

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