I used to design with Thai Hilltribe silver quite a bit 10 or 15 years ago.
I was bringing kilos of it back from my travels to Chiang Mai Thailand
I sold loads of the loose beads and earrings until the price of silver went sky high.
There was a noticeable shift in both my work and of the designers I had been associating with.
In came the copper and the mixed metals which I welcomed heartily.
Recently I have kind of been missing designing with my Thai silver so I dug out a couple of these intricately woven wafers and paired them with some dangles I made with The Blue Bottle Tree's wonderful Rustic Polymer clay tutorial. If you've never worked with polymer clay I totally recommend her tutorial. These charms were from my first experience ever using polymer clay.
They are light, long and swingy and certainly unique.
Enjoy your week!