One of my favorite aspects of owning Momo is connecting with the special folk who create things for our little shop. Recently we’ve enjoyed the pleasure of visiting one such crazy talented individual in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Mr. Momo’s hometown, too): Chris Chookiatsirichai of Tribal Delightful.
She welcomed us into her Lyndale neighborhood studio/house where she lives with her partner and her loving pup, Loki for a private show of her pieces. Chris’ jewelry is as beguiling as her hapa mix of Thai Chinese, Japanese, Czech, German, Russian and Swiss. As we peruse the table, she shares stories of how each element speaks to her of what it will become. Rustic, yet refined, her adornments are painstakingly hand-worked from resources gathered from around the globe.
|Antique tribal belt segments hand-tied into a lovely bracelet.|
|Antique Japanese and Czech glass beads, |
antique Nigerian brass - SOLD!
|A bejeweled Cara.|
|Yellow hematoid quartz, antique Nigerian brass.|
|Proud Tom and his new bangle.|
|Good dog, Loki!|