"My family has a jewelry business ranging from diamonds to jade carving, so I have been familiar with this business for a long time and have gradually come to love it."
"Hi! My name is Kittiwan Karaphap. You can call me Jeab. I'm the eldest daughter in my family from Bangkok. My family... has a jewelry business ranging from diamonds to jade carving, so I have been familiar with this business for a long time and have gradually come to love it. Now, I'm the only one among four siblings who continues to carry on their passion for jewelry.
"After graduating with a Bachelor's in accounting in Bangkok, I ran my own jewelry shop in a big department store in the city center for about four or five years. But, renting was too expensive. That's when I met my now ex-boyfriend and moved to Lumphun Province to start a new life.
"My ex and I loved farming. We could make our own local products, such as fruit jam, dried bananas, and mulberry tea. Unfortunately, after we broke up, I couldn't farm on my own, so I had to find something new that I could do by myself. The answer was crafting.
"I started seriously learning how to create jewelry from gemstones and braided cord from the internet and I really enjoyed it. It took about four years to reach the professional level. My very first piece was a braided polyester cord necklace. Since then, I started selling online.
"I've been selling my pieces online as a solo artisan for about seven years. My inspiration comes from practice, as well as many things on the internet. I use my experience in the gemstone business to select interesting gems to use in my pieces.
"I dream of opening a small shop in Chiang Mai and increasing my business with you to bring my designs to the international level. I hope that my products will touch your heart. Thank you."