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Working on The New Catalog

Working on new catalog. Graphic design is always challenging for me.

I talked about it to Manami who is my old friend, an experienced professional graphic designer. She gave me great ideas and tips. I could really enjoy working on this project after I talked with her.

jewelry catalog

This is how it looks inside.

jewelry catalog
jewelry catalog

Cover and back.

jewelry catalog
jewelry catalog

I also made a sample box which is below.

jewelry box

We are going to Europe tomorrow. My husband has to work for a week there. While he is working, I am going to explore cities and find nice boutiques. If I could find nice boutiques there, I would like to introduce my jewelry. It’s my first time to be in Europe. Super excited about this trip!!! It’s actually our honeymoon plus business trip.

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Exploring in Europe’s Jewelry Scene

We went to Europe for a business / honeymoon trip!

Our journey started in Amsterdam where we stayed for a week for my husband’s work and continued another one week in Bordeaux (France) and San Sebastian (Spain) for our honeymoon.

While he’s working in Amsterdam, I explored the city’s big and small shopping areas as I planed to find small boutiques to introduce Sayuri Designs jewelry. I tried walking and finding boutiques that would inspire or carry the same type of necklaces, bracelets or hand made pieces that were similar to my style.

During this time I was able to talk to many people in the city.  People were very nice and friendly and straightforward. I found out many items in boutiques where I visited were mostly from all over European countries.

My husband who is good at talking gave me some tips of how to introduce Sayuri Designs. I had great chatting because of that. Glad that I got great feedbacks about the catalog from some stores. It was fun and very fresh. I really hope we can find stores where we can work with in near future.

Amsterdam

Beautiful city Amsterdam

By the way, during this trip I got inspired by the great painter, Van Gogh, who happens to be Dutch. The Van Gogh museum showcasing his works during the 10 years he worked as an artist were pretty impressive. That’s one of my favorite museums.  Check it out when you visit Amsterdam.

I was also very inspired by adorable displays of sweets shops in Brussel, Belgium. It is such a wonderful sweets land. Sweets like chocolate, waffles, candies, macaroons… they are such great displays that everything looks both cute and delicious. I also noticed this with jewelry, they have their own recognizable style of display that makes everything look gorgeous.

Below are some photos from the trip.

Chocolate store in Brussels

Chocolate store in Brussels

Brussels2

Tea and macaroon shop in Brussels

Castle in Bordeaux

A Castle which was build in 14th century in Bordeaux in France. It’s now a romantic B&B.

Pintxos in San Sebastian

Delicious Pintxos in San Sebastian. Eating one or two with a small beer and go to next  pintxo bar is their style.

Spain

Getaria in Spain

In the end, we’d like to thank to David who is Jose’s friend from Spain. He gave us a wonderful tour in San Sebastian. We loved pinxtos and a cidra bar. You made our trip special!

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Tokyo Palette ‘Clear’ event

Sayuri Designs participated in an event called Tokyo Palette ‘Clear’ in Daikanyama, on the last day of this Golden week, May 6th. It was our first time to join an event in Tokyo, and it went very well.

I was able to meet other talented designers, potential clients, and had a really good time overall. Preparing for this event, however, was a little challenging – in a good way.

We got the invitation a week before the event. Since the event had a well defined theme, I realized we had almost no pieces that would be a good fit for this event. I wanted something new, fresh, and fitting with the event, so decided on creating a new collection with new materials and techniques, starting from zero.

I really struggled with time, but managed it by dedicating my Golden Week to creating these new pieces and preparing for the event (sorry Jose…) Eventually, a great new line came out and it was well received – I’m happy with it.

The event turned out to be a great experience, we meet lots of people, got new ideas for upcoming collections, and learned lots.

Thanks for everybody who came to the Tokyo Palette ‘Clear’ event. Thanks to organizers and people who worked in the cafe. Thanks to my lovely husband Jose.

これからの季節にぴったりな夏らしいピアスを作りました

Summerly earrings. Perfect for coming season!

生のお花を使ったレジンのアクセサリー

Popular accessories which are made of resin and natural flowers.

天然石のレジンの夏ピアス

Resin earrings made of natural stones and resin.

販売ブース

My sales booth.

明るくてかわいいお客様と一緒に

With lovely clients. They are so cute.

Otanaのイリアちゃんあっこちゃんと。

With Iria and Akiko who were part of the organizers.

Tokyo Palette

Buy the way, I used to come to this place it was another cafe called ’58’ when I used to work in Daikanyama.  I never imagined myself doing an event there at that time..

They have delicious food and great atmosphere and fun events like parties after weddings. Check it out. http://yagiii.com/wp/

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Find Us in Daikanyama This Wed. May 6th!

Sayuri Designs is taking part at a local market in Daikanyama held in Fudo Cafe & Bar on Wednesday May 6th. Come visit and check out the new collection made specifically for this event!

『TOKYO PALETTE.clear』

When:2015.5.6(wed)17:00〜21:00
Place:風土cafe&bar「山羊に、聞く?」
モンシェリーDaikanyamaB1F, Daikanyamacho20-20, Shibuya
30 seconds from Daikanyama station main entrance

HP : http://goo.gl/ecYilH
FB : http://goo.gl/fI7g6h

The collection made for this event is “resin” based. I thought it would be a good fit since the theme of this event is ‘Clear’.
The items are limited, and the prices are great. I’m very happy to be able to meet some of our customers and other designers!!

Resin- They are all natural flowers

Resin – They are all natural flowers

Many designers are participating in this event including my good friend otana. It’s going to be fun! I’m so excited about my first event in Tokyo after coming back from Vancouver♫

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Sneak Peek of 2015 Summer Collection

We are so excited about the summer collection!

Look at these lovely new materials. Shells, star fishes, anchor and stars. We’ve added a couple of photos from the places that inspired the summer collection.

Hope it’s going to be beautiful items to help us to enjoy this summer!

Lovely summer materials

Lovely summer materials- Shells&Star fishes

Ankers&shells

Ankers&Shells

Stars

Summer Stars

2015-Summer-inspiration

Inspirations

Inspirations from nature. What kind of jewelry would be good for going beach…

Miami-beach

Hollywood beach in Florida

Hollywood beach in Florida

Hollywood beach in Florida

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