Hill Tribe Silver Beads Wholesale and Manufacturing.
Thai hill tribe silver beads and jewelry components are hand made by the Karen Hill Tribe villagers in northern Thailand using traditional tribal methods passed down through generations. When ordering from Asia Charisma, we guarantee your full satisfaction and that you will receive the exact quantity of hill tribe silver specified for each design
on our site as well as the silver weight equivalent to the dollar paid to us! Purchasing these hill tribe silver beads and silver jewelry components will help sustain a traditional craft and provide the Karen hill tribe people with a reliable source of income.
Thai Karen hill tribe silver beads, charms and jewelry making components are hand crafted with high content silver ranging between 95% to 99.9% in purity. Many of our designs are assembled by soldering pieces together using elements that can bring forth the best bond. In almost all instances, our Karen artisans mix their
own soldering solution by combining Bronze (copper + tin compound) for strength and Silver to retain the lustre of the design. After each design has been assembled, the oxidation process (blackening the silver for coloration) requires some design be fully submerged or sprayed with household bleach (aka Chlorox or Chlorine)
which will instanly darken the silver on contact, also a reason we suggest not swimming in a chlorinated pool with any high content silver jewelry. Once the silver component has been oxidized, those pieces are left out in the sun to dry for several hours or days, depending on the season. It is important for the oxidized
silver truly dry out in the sun as this will ensure the color does not fade. After which, the silver component is polished by hand using various techniques depending on the design. Some pieces are polished with a soft Bronze wire brush (similar to the brush used to scrub BBQ grills) but most are scrubbed inside a cotton
he desired component, it is set out to dry in the sun once again before going through the quality control process and essentially to our customers.