Canadian artist Rachel Norman produces exotic jewellery which creatively combines the art of Chinese knotting with her use of semi-precious stones.

Norman, a self-taught jewellery-artist, learned the ancient techniques of Chinese knotting by reading Chinese instructional books on jewellery making. In 2000, she found her inspiration in the markets and local shops of Taiwan where she stumbled upon striking pieces of Asian jewellery crafted by knotting soft nylon fiber and semi-precious stones.

Based near Ottawa, Canada, Norman launched Tai Knots in 2002, featuring exotic styles of beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings. X