Salikas’ Jewels is a local jewelry artist, offering a wide range of high quality custom-made jewelry and based in Detroit, Michigan. The majority of my pieces are one-of-kind or in very limited editions (2-3 made total). Salikas' makes jewelry that is funky, eclectic & soulful.
A local artist… gifted in creating, displaying and selling exquisite handcrafted sterling silver jewelry. Stephanie is well-known for innovative designs, high quality products and excellent service. She has been honored and recognized by several organizations (NAWBO, CEED) for her artistry, participation and donation of items in her collection to many important causes, especially those that involve helping young people. In 2003, while still being employed as a career civil servant in state government, Stephanie decided to utilize her artistic abilities and passion for fashion, to start designing and creating her own jewelry in preparation for retirement one day, so that she could eventually parlay that into an entrepreneurial business. The company is named SALIKAS’. The beautifully crafted designs she creates have been exhibited at various high profile organizational and artistic endeavors in the Greater Metropolitan Detroit area.The jewelry ranges from trendsetting to classic, earthy to ethnic and chunky to more refined. Necklaces, bracelets and earrings are handcrafted, utilizing sterling silver wire, chain and findings, and is ornamented with virtually all natural materials, such as: gemstones (precious & semi-precious), pearls, red coral, amethyst and more. The utilization of color and natural materials, artistic designs, and attention to detail is exclusive to Stephanie's jewelry. Her designs are truly unique and mostly one of a kind.“
From casual to elegant, every piece of my silver jewelry is handcrafted with care, so if you are looking for the perfect accessory to compliment that perfect dress or funky pair of jeans, give me a call. Fun and funky, classic and elegant, I have what you are looking for.
With the tag-line ‘Elegance Reborn and Redefined,’ the company brings original designed top quality jewelry with very special and unique accessories to everyone, not just the privileged few.
What sets SALIKAS’ apart from the classic jewelry giants or the better known boutiques is our ability to 'sense' fashion trends, offer custom jewelry designs that are both exciting and affordable.
We offer our clients and customers new choices. If you're looking for elegant pieces, we have it. If you're looking for everyday wear, we have it. If you want to mix and match, we have it. We feel everyone should be given the SAME opportunity to satisfy their desire to look good and feel good.
Quality is our prime focus. We pay a lot of attention to details and styling resulting in a very loyal following.
Over the years, I’ve learned that circumstances don’t determine who you are or who you can become. My work is an extension of who I am. I'm influenced greatly by many things... consciousness, creativity, the cosmos, nature, healing and most importantly, uplifting others. I loved the process of connecting to my heart, designing each creation and infusing them with positive intentions and affirmations... then sending them out. I enjoy what I do. Its a blessing in every way. I love providing people with a product that they will love.
Inspiration & Process...
My jewelry is made in Detroit, MI by using recycled precious metals whenever possible, gemstones, fair trade beads and vintage materials like watch gears.
The art of designing jewelry is inspired by many emotions. Jewelry creations have been known as a means to express commitment & loyalty, commemorate lost loved ones, celebrate life achievements, glorify the beauty of gems etc. Using tools that are manually controlled, I can transform silver, wire and various gemstones into wearable works of art. Each piece of jewelry is born from the inspiration I am feeling at that time. Like any great works of art, the journey of creation varies from piece to piece.
Each design is like a song written from my heart. Some are created in just a few hours while others can take week(s), a couple months or more to bring from the realm of my imagination to reality. My jewelry making process combines traditional techniques like wax carving, soldering, welding, crafting, gem setting and polishing among new ones like CAD jewelry design and laser cutting.
The inspiration for my jewelry pieces come from many things... gemstones, travels, nature, the multitude of colors all around us and more. I use only the finest, quality materials from reputable jewelry and gemstone suppliers. My creative process: I usually fall in love with a particular stone, freshwater pearl, crystals, watch gears etc. and I start to get an idea of how I want to incorporate them into the design... whether it’s going to be a necklace, a bracelet or a pair of earrings. Once the design is conceptualized and finalized, I get to work and start to make that particular piece of jewelry.
Often times I end up changing the design as I go along and a new exciting piece emerges that I hadn’t previously thought of. I love working primarily with sterling silver but also other precious metals, wire etc. because the end result is very organic.
The Purpose ... My jewelry line is built around kindness, compassion, eco-friendliness, charity work and supporting fellow small local and USA based businesses. Eco-friendliness is very dear to my heart because when it comes to improving the environment, every effort, big or small counts. Building a culture of sustainability by making a conscious effort to reduce carbon footprints... all while turning out gorgeous bling, I use recycled precious metals as much as possible.
Charities… Giving back is one of the core values of my jewelry line and one of the main principals for the line’s existence. I donate to various women & children’s charities and youth organizations.
SALIKAS' Pledge... Our philosophy and mission at SALIKAS' is to create unique and special items for clients to enjoy and treasure. I strive to create artful offerings, which are sophisticated, modern and timeless. I take great pride in the artistry of my special and unique jewelry items. All of my designs are handmade to order with love. It is important for me to create products that I can feel good about creating, and that my customers can feel good about buying and wearing.
Although I've been making jewelry most of my life, in 2003, while still being employed as a career civil servant in state government, I decided to utilize my artistic abilities and passion for fashion to start designing and creating jewelry in preparation for retirement one day. I knew I could eventually parlay that into an entrepreneurial business. The beautifully crafted designs I create have been exhibited at various high profile organizational and artistic endeavors in the Greater Metropolitan Detroit area.