Discontinued by the artist, sadly.
Once you've seen the splendid detail in any bead by Ms. Choi, you'll be addicted to her work. The intricate detail of her design is second only to the concentrated and detailed effort of a celebrated artist as well as the perfect artisan, who completes each bead by hand. From start to finish, each bead is created separately by the artist.
Her work is steeped in tradition - not just her tradition, but those of world folklore, culture and spirit. The patination and oxidation highlight the shadows of her work spectacularly. She hand polishes each piece so that her personality strikes through the bead right to you.
Her crow is perched on a barren branch and holding a string of beads (perhaps made by Ms. Choi herself?). The striking detail of the crow's feathers brings life to the bird and its surroundings. The image is the same on either of the larger sides of the bead. On each shorter side, it reads:
METHOD IS MORE
The poignant message is such that it makes one think and smile, just like the image itself.
This is a large bead, made totally of sterling silver, with a small hole that runs from top to bottom in the middle of the bead. This allows you to make a great pendant, too!
The bead measures 1-1/4 inch square and 5/8 inch thick. Though substantial in size and structure, the bead is hollow, so it is lightweight enough for use in any project.