History Behind My Craft
During Edo period (17-19th century), Kaga region of Japan (modern day Ishikawa prefecture) thrived as a castle city. Kaga was famous for pottery, green tea, and above all, its kimono making. The seamstress of kimono makers began to use leftover silk thread to make their own silk thimbles - that was the beginning of this traditional craft, as it is known today as Kaga Yubinuki (yubinuki means thimble in Japanese). The various designs created by seamstresses were handed over generations to this day over 200 years.
Who I Am
Hi, my name is Asako, I am Japanese and I have been living in tropical Singapore with my family for past 7 years.
Since I was small, I have always been drawn to bold lines and strong colors. It was no wonder that I felt a strong "pull" when I saw this traditional craft for the first time.
Later on, I decided to pursue this craft as my creative outlet. I love the shine of the silk thread and the unlimilted possibilities of color/design variations. Singapore is full of vibrant colors and diverse cultures. I take inspiration from the nature and people around me and infuse it into traditional Japanese craft in modern form.
About My Jewelry
Using the technique to make Kaga thimble, I create silk jewelries combined with different materials such as metals, semi-precious stones and vintage beads.
My jewelry is 100% hand made from the beginning to the end, hand stitched with precision and patience. With proper care it will last for a long time.
My Jewelry is For...
If you are one of those people who is tired of mass-produced products that are overflowing in the shopping mall, my jewelry is for you! Arnaco jewelry is for those who love colors, originality and artisan craftsmanship who embrace their unique style and find values in culture, art, history and qualities.
All orders will be shipped within 1-3 business days (except for the custom orders). I will use registered mail for all shippings, signature is required upon receipt.
According to my local post office, international delivery is 3-5 business days to Asia, 6-8 business days to US, 4-6 days to Europe, 4-6 days to Australia plus a few days to clear customs.
Tracking numbers can take up to 24 hours to register with postal services. Once your parcel has been dispatched I will send you an unique tracking number so that you know where your jewelry is traveling at the moment.
Please note that if there is any local goverment taxes or duties incurred upon shipment, the cost has to be bare by the receiver.
This website accepts paypal only, if you don't have to have a Pay Pal account, not to worry. You can use your credit card on the Paypal log-in page. My products are priced in SGD, Paypal converts it to your home currenty at the time of the convert rate. Your item will be shipped after your payment clears.