Behind Shiori’s handmade jewelleryBlog Editor
What makes a piece of jewellery absolutely unique? Have you ever wondered why purchasing high, handmade jewellery is better?
Today, we would love to share with you the art behind Shiori Jewellery so you can get to know us better.
The process of creation is something very intimidating and special that occurs just between the maker and its masterpiece, no matter if we are talking about writing, design or handmade jewellery. Sometimes even involves a team of professionals working. And in an industrialized world, we believe craftsmanship makes a huge difference. It gives an exclusive touch to every single piece, and that is one of the main goals we have at Shiori.
But, what inspires the artist? What is the process until the piece is done and in your hands? Of course, each master has his or her own secrets, and sometimes it can be difficult to really get to know the brand. But today, we will take you behind the scenes.
Creativity and Inspiration
As you already know, travelling and nature are the core of our collections. From the colours of a tree to the flow of a river, everything can be part of the creative process. And of course, moving around the world offers an exclusive view that not everybody has the pleasure to experience.
For example, the Spring-Summer collection is a vivid memory of the fashionable decadence of La Habana, the capital of Cuba. It not only reflects the beauty of a place, but it brings back the essence of culture. Sometimes, Shiori’s jewellery is inspired by a city, others by an entire culture or even a concept; but each collection has its particular background story that we would love to share with you, because that makes it just irreplaceable.
But there are other sources that we love too.
From the brightness of San Francisco’s city to the Chrysler building in New York, architecture plays a key role at Shiori. The structures and incredible designs are quite moving, captivating the eye of the pedestrians and our customers.
Buildings are not just useful architectural structures but part of the identity of a city. And we are not only talking about main building. Just think about the architectural composition of any big city, such as Tokyo. Many people overlook this, but if you pay keen attention to what is around you, you can probably discover more than you could ever imagine.
The contrast between European styles and the Asian ones, or the evolution that entire countries have experience from ancient times until know… Everything could be a great start for a new collection because we try to reflect that, the personality of specific places. Can you guess some of them?
And music! Who doesn’t love a captivating melody?
It helps us to travel with just our imagination. That is a perfect way to explore and understand other periods of time, like the crazy and irreplaceable 20s! Who wouldn’t love to see that brightness and experience the energy?
Of course, there are many others such as fashion, which goes hand by hand with jewellery, and the patterns of beautiful artistic movements. And when something catches our imagination, we take note of it and draft and idea that later will be carefully studied and developed.
That is just the beginning of the magic.
Materials and Handmade Jewellery
Metal alloys (always anti-allergic), brass, gold and sterling silver are the main components of Shiori’s jewellery without counting the semi-precious stones. Our favourites ones are usually pink quartz, opal, amethyst and calcedonita, but we have a wide assortment that varies each season (brighter colours for spring and summer, and neutral ones for the rest of the year).
Each stone is sculpted and crafted by hand according to the drawings and sketches prepared. That differentiates Shiori’s jewellery from the mass-produced market, which has been always our main goal.
Later, they are combined with other materials sometimes including fabrics like nylon, silk and leather, to create all kind of necklaces, bracelets and rings. To add a little bit of fun, we love playing with different textures like fringes and pompoms, depending on the feeling we want to create.
That is the way a design comes to life, although sometimes it can be a very difficult process. What one has in mind is not always what actually occurs when you are crafting a new piece. There are times in which ideas are not very clear on the paper but they come to life while combining different materials and the other way around.
It is definitely a complex process that shouldn’t be underestimated. But all is worth it to provide excellent handmade jewellery that will please our customers.
Shiori always looks for the balance between quality, uniqueness and price, seeking a public who is able to appreciate a singular design with a powerful story behind it. Therefore, handmade jewellery is not a random choice but an intentional election to acquire something meaningful.
As you can see, we always wants to transmit more to you through our variety of designs: it could be an idea, the essence of a place or the experience of nature. High jewellery doesn’t have to be just expensive; it can be crafted through much more to take you to unexplored places.
We hope that this article brings you a little bit more light on the process of our pieces and how they are made. That is the signature of our brand, and it is important for us that you are aware of it at some level. Soon we will dive more into the backstory of each one of our collections!