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Jasper beaded wristband bracelet, 'Thai Smile' (Thailand)

Shining brass beads punctuate round beads of dyed jasper with assorted earthy hues, strung along a wide wristband of braided brown cord. Working on her own, Thai artisan Tiraphan Hasub crafts the beaded bracelet by hand, closing it with an adjustable button clasp made of rain tree wood, accented with colorful glass beads.