Archive | June 2012

Sihaya Designs 5th Anniversary Sale!

Happy 5th Anniversary to Sihaya Designs! Five years ago, I began this labor of love. Little did I know that my new hobby would turn into a passion, a full-time job, and my livelihood.  I have my customers to thank for that– many of you have been my bread and butter.  I could not be more grateful.
To thank you, I am launching the Sihaya Designs 5th Anniversary Celebration Sale!  Use the coupon code SD5CELEBRATION at checkout for 25% off your order until 11:59pm, Friday June 29th.  The coupon code is good for any item in the shop that is not custom work.
The actual anniversary fell upon the day I was in Richmond, VA, having my very first trunk show and sale at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  It was a wonderful experience– the shop and museum staff are so helpful and friendly, and I also stole away a few moments to see some wonderful exhibits, including the museum’s amazing collection of Art Nouveau arts and fine crafts.

New in the Sihaya Designs shop is the unsold remainder of the Wanderlust Collection 2012, jewels inspired by India, from very affordable summer earrings up to fine, high-end labradorite pieces.  I’ve also included new Poet’s Talismans, including poetry fragments from Sappho, Frost, Wratislaw, and the Prayer of Saint Francis.

Warmly,
Chris

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Trunk Show: The Virginia Museum of Fine Art

I am so very honored to be having my very first trunk show at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art on Thursday, June 14th in Richmond, VA.

As I was asked to create a modern, wearable counterpart to the museum’s Maharaja: The Splendors of India’s Great Kings exhibit, I have been working hard, creating a collection of pieces that reflects the shapes and rich colors of India, drawing on inspiration from antique Rajasthani jewelry all the way through modern Bollywood.

There will be Bollywood Bling bracelets and necklaces, by the museum’s request, as well as wire-sculpted jewelry, and even some ruby and gold vermeil pieces.  If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll come see!