"<i>Sawadee kha!</i> My name is Wadarat Supasirisuk and I was born in the southern province of Nakorn Sri Thamarat. I am married and we have two children. After graduating from university, I had the opportunity to work in a company that manufactured jewelry. I chose that company because not only did the products interest me, but also because I could tell there was a growing demand for Thai jewelry.
<br><br>"I began to save my earnings and eventually opened my own workshop. I believe that opportunities are everywhere, that is, for those who can anticipate and make the risky decision to invest time and money.
<br><br>"I purchased some materials and started marketing the products myself. When I was in Bangkok I became aware of the potential for silver jewelry. I looked at the northern region of Chiang Mai and decided to expand my scope of products.
<br><br>"Earrings, rings, necklaces, and bracelets - I design all these products myself, sometimes adapting patterns I see in magazines and catalogues, sometimes simply through asking clients and professionals about the current trends. However, most of the times my clients already have in mind what it is they want and just ask me to actually make it.
<br><br>"My products are nice and of good quality. I feel confident that, regardless where you are from, you will like them."
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.