"Our inspiration comes from the forest. We feel it is as beautiful as a fairy tale."
"I'm Teerapol Tanamontol, but my friends call me Palm. I was born in Bangkok in 1992 and graduated with degrees in architecture and industrial design. I met Pleankarn Traikhumpun at the university. Her nickname is Momo and she studied communication and design. We were in the same class and are the same age. We started working together in 2014.
"We decided to rescue salvaged wood and scraps leftover from conventional woodworking. It was a way to use our free time designing handicrafts that we could sell. Aluminum makes a fascinating contrast and we used it to fill the natural gaps, holes, and fissures in the natural wood grain. When we finished our first jewelry prototypes, people liked them a lot and our designs sold well.
"But the designs were difficult to make and we couldn't keep up with the demand. We experimented with other materials and choose a high quality epoxy resin, which lets us create more variety. After we graduated, we set up a small workshop and began exhibiting our jewelry designs.
"We obtain woods from Northern Thailand and Laos. We added elements such as natural green moss to put some liveliness into our collection.
"Both of us enjoy finishing the wood, which requires focus and concentration. Mixing the epoxy resin colors is the most challenging, as it can fade when finished. So, the perfect mixture is very important.
"We have to be patient and sophisticated when crafting our jewelry. The form making is the most important, as the wood and resin must be smoothly attached.
"Our inspiration comes from the forest. We feel it is as beautiful as a fairy tale.
"Our work is the result of learning by doing as we venture deeper into design and marketing. We also teach people in some communities in Western Thailand so we can inspire young Thai designers.
One of our dreams for the future is to reach shoppers around the world."