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Chris Chookiatsirichai is an artist who lives and works in South Minneapolis. Her work is born out of a synthesis of cultural study, jewelry traditions, self-adornment and a love for collecting interesting objects.
Inspired by color and patterns found in the natural world, textiles and pottery of Nomadic people, her work integrates antique trade beads, semi-precious stone, organic material, vintage glass, mixed ethnic metals, oxidized silver, leather and fiber to make up her creations she calls Tribal Delightful Concoctions. Through many years of working in the bead trade, she has connected with various friend’s and families’ companies from numerous cultures, providing an opportunity to source materials that are fair-trade/fair wage and cottage industry based.
Chris Chookiatsirichai enjoys sharing information about the world wide phenomenon of beads and detailing some of their stories on the backdrop of each jewelry tag. Come peruse and enjoy the Market!