James Whistler once said, “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision”. Any time that I am given the opportunity to support an artisan, I’m more than happy to do so. Art is very special to me. It’s one of the most unique hobbies in the world because no two artists will create the same works. EZISTOCK helps give Thailand artisans a platform to showcase their talents and works for the world to see.
EZISTOCK gave me a $50 gift code to use to choose which items I would prefer to review. This was an incredibly difficult decision. Gravitating towards everything, I had to stop and think…what would be the most useful to me? Not Isabella, not other members of my family, me. Before I was finished browsing throughout the store, I had my mind made up. I knew that I HAD to have the Waving Cat Lacquered Statuette.
The black cat is waving to those who view upon it. I recently read somewhere that the waving cat brings good luck. We’ll see!
This acrylic on lacquered mango wood statuette is beautiful and is the perfect addition to my other cat figurines. I was handed down a lot of cat collectibles from my grandmother, and I cherish them. Now, when I hand down my collection to Isabella when she gets old enough, she will have an additional ‘lucky cat’.
What I love the most is that is is handcrafted, which means no two Waving Cat Lacquered Statuette is the same. Each one is unique. It was wonderfully and flawlessly made in a small workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Reasonably priced at $15.45, it’s easy on everyone’s wallets.
I also decided to use the gift code to purchase the Blue Bubbles Kapok Wood Necklace. I’ve never had a necklace made out of wood before. Usually, my necklaces are made out of some kind of metal. I figured that wood would be heavier than metal because it definitely looked like it! However, I was greatly surprised when the necklace arrived. It was light as a feather! It wasn’t nearly as heavy as it appeared.
This necklace was designed by the remarkably talented Mrs. Benjamas Siriraungkeaw. She designed and crafted women’s accessories at a very early age. She later worked in a jewelry shop for ten years, where she learned about jewelry designs and trends. She now has a set up of her own!
This stunning necklace has a lobster claw clasp that wraps elegantly around my neck. It complements any outfit in my wardrobe. I can proudly walk around on the town or dine out with my boyfriend with my neck being adorned my pretty blue wooden beads.
The turnaround for both of these items was amazing. I only had to wait about two weeks. That is fast since they’re being shipped all the way from Thailand!
You can purchase the Waving Cat Lacquered Statuette for $15.45 and the Blue Bubbles Kapok Wood Necklace for $14.99.
Want to win a $50 EZISTOCK gift code? Beautifully BellaFaith will be giving one away at the For The Ladies Giveaway Hop that goes live at midnight! I will come back and update this post with the link once it goes live.