DESIGNING EXCLUSIVE AND ORIGINAL CUSTOM JEWELRY WITH UNIQUE FLAIR, SINCE 2011
Sayuri Designs is a hand-made jewelry and accessories brand established and created by Sayuri Uzcategui. The brand was launched in 2011 in Vancouver, Canada, and we are now based in Tokyo, Japan.
Since the brand launch, accessories and jewelry designed by Sayuri have been showcased in various fashion shows and sold at Blushing Designs, a local fashion boutique in Vancouver, Canada.
MY STORY, MY JOURNEY
I started hand-making accessories and jewelry in 2005 in Tokyo as a university student at Musashino Art University. At the time most pieces were custom designs for friends and family weddings.
After graduating and working for Japanese jewelry company in Tokyo I moved to Vancouver, Canada. There I graduated from Gastown Business College and soon after worked at Blushing Boutique, a Vancouver-based boutique / design studio.
While living in Vancouver my first notable project took place thanks to a conversation with Shelley Klassen – a prolific Vancouver fashion designer and the owner of Blushing Boutique. She would later become a dear friend, boss, and mentor to me.
Shelley asked me to design jewelry for one of her fashion shows. With great excitement I poured my heart into creating pieces for the show. The production was a tremendous success and the jewelry was noted by a number of people, which created the opportunity to sell my pieces. Blushing Boutique was gracious enough to back the idea by creating a showcase in the store. Ever since, I have continued creating and selling jewelry at Blushing Boutique and other stores in Tokyo. I’ll always be grateful to Shelley and everyone for providing this opportunity.