Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Time

Can someone please tell what day it is today? I seem to have blinked and lost a whole three days LOL.I get up,madly dash through my morning stuff of Etsy and Art Fire and Facebook and and and (I'm trying to work out Twitter as well but havent been too successful there yet.I'll let you know when I do) .Then I dive through the shower to make myself all smelling sweet to go to work.Somewhere in there I manage a coffee and maybe a quick reply to an email.
Then I get on a bus.LOL Bangkok buses......I often manage to get the Yellow Air conditioned one or even the Orange Air conditioned one and they are ok.Mostly.Except when rude people shove the old people out of the way so they sit and the older people have to stand.I get up for the older people.It seems young Thais have no sense of politeness when it comes to bus ettiquette.
Anyway the Air Con buses are quite a treat compared to the Red Buses,Green Buses and White Buses.Now these have open windows and seat that have been sat in probably millions of times so they are not in the best condition.That is if you can get a seat.LOL The little Green bus is 6.50 Baht.About 20 cents to ride to any stop.They seat maybe 12 people and the rest stand.You hang from wherever you can hold onto because the driver is a mad man who races as fast as possible to pick up more passengers.The pollution happily gusts in the windows and by the time you get off you are kind of glad.The Red bus and the White Bus are a little better as they cant drive so fast being a bigger vehicle.Having said that I did get off one Red bus because I was so scared of the driving LOL
Well work is the next part.Next time.Today I have to fly.
I will show you another of Khuns' lovely pieces though.Rose Quartz and black thread.The stone has lovely rainbows that flash as it moves and is so pretty.Maybe I will wear this one myself.LOL So many to choose from.LOL
Ok got to fly again.
Catch you soon
Tanya

Saturday, April 18, 2009

What a Weekend


So yesterday we were off to meet up with Khun to collect new stock and Attit and I decided to wander around the Chatu Chak Markets.Now that is a whole story in itself.Some one remind me to tell you all one day.

We were strolling along one little lane as best you can stroll with 50,000 people crammed into a tiny space (maybe 5000 actually but when you have that many bodies all crammed in together it may as well be 50,000.Whew what a stink as well LOL) when a lovely elderly Thai lady decided to ram her metal trolley into my knees.Now for those of you who are lucky enough to not ever have had this experience,let me describe it to you.It is like have a very sharp knife driven into your leg and then twisted as your legs buckle.I looked up as all this was going on because my immediate reaction was to reach over and punch the person in the nose.Fairs fair,lets share the pain.And then I see her look me in the eye and all but dare me to hit her.She them moved her trolley around me (as she could have done in the first place and not hit me) and walked on without so much as a Kor Tort Ka (Sorry in Thai).

Well I had to sit and that helped a little and so we decided to continue on and meet with Khun after all.Mind you by the time we got there (and he was only 5 minutes away) my leg was screaming at me LOL.

I sat and looked at his new stuff which is as awesome as the other bits I have already and we bought a new lot.I trust we can interest someone in buying them to sell on as well.I can do a bulk wholesale lot as well at a really good price and Khun is happy to make 1000's if that is what you would need.

I have put up a couple of photos of other items here as well and the rest will go on Art Fire and the web page.

So today I can now bend my knee but can't walk really very well.I hope it is ok by tomorrow as I have to go back to work.Teaching can be done sitting down but it is hard to reach the top of the white board to write notes then.LOL

Catch you again soon.Oh and for all you who are looking to work in Asia,my friends web link is now up.He specializes in posting teachers.

Thanks again

Tanya

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Little more by Khun


















The necklaces all look great and they are so versatile.For both boys and girls.
So we added a range of Bracelets to match and once again both the boys and girls can wear them so you can share.They are easy to wear as well with a slip lock that adjusts to suit your wrist size.One size fits most.And the stones used really add a bit of life to the thread.The first one is set with Black Onyx ovals,the second one with the Black thread has sparkly Brown goldstone which is actually a man made glass with copper to give that lovely sparkle and the final piece has lovely dark Smoky Quartz .We have other stones as well, I am still getting to the photos.LOL
If you would like a custom made piece we can work on that too.Contact me via this blog or at Art Fire.
Thanks for your support in anticipation

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our Feature Jewelry for the rest of the Month.By Khun.



We are going to feature a new line of Jewellery each month.It will be either a new designer or a new design line created by one artist.
This month we are featuring the lovely simple work of a Thai unknown by the name of Khun. I met Khun at the markets as I was wandering past one day and was attracted to his lovely rings that he has made himself.He speaks no English and so we had fun talking and arranging times for us to meet at a later date.Attit was out of town so he couldn't sort it for me as he usually does when Thai is needed.My Thai has improved for the meeting and that is a Blessing for me.
Khun told me he has learnt all the techniques he uses by trial and error and he said in the beginning he made a lot of mistakes.Now he is quick to pick up skills as he knows what is possible with the materials he uses.
Today I have a small sample of necklaces that are knotted cotten cord with a waxed finish.He has used real gemstone beads in these simple looking designs that are suitable for both boys and girls of all ages.I will put up more bits as we go along.If you want to purchase some of these items please visit the web page Aardvark Silver in the links section,our Art Fire store or the Art Fire quick check out on this page
Thanks for stopping by.We look forward to many more visits.
Tanya and Attit