Jewellery designer Alushia-Sanchia has the spirit of a wandering artisan running through her veins. Drawing inspiration from her nomadic upbringing, her parents were travelling gypsy jewellery-makers taking her from the UK to India, Japan, and an Aboriginal community in outback Australia . Along the way she discovered the magical beauty in the land, the power of spirit and the cultural diversity of every place she experienced. And she was hooked! Adapting these life-changing influences into her creative process, she came up with her gorgeous Native-American inspired jewellery line Alushia-Sanchia.
Alushia-Sanchia’s design aesthetic is largely influenced by her love of animal totems, tribes, gypsies, love, mother earth, music and the sun. Continually motivated by the power of love as a mother to son Jasper Fleetwood, she identifies with the strong protective and healing qualities of turquoise and black onyx stones that feature heavily in her collection. This has lead her to create jewellery which is not only beautiful, but continues the powerful tradition of jewellery as a talismanic object, something that protects us and reminds us of our connection with the mystical world in which we live.
Alushia-Sanchia is spiritual and passionate and these intrinsic qualities are reflected in her art “I truly believe it’s in my blood, I see so many things in every day life as jewellery – I am a perfectionist and love to create with my hands. I am so inspired by the whole process from the idea the drawing the design the making and the final product – its like magic. Jewellery to me holds emotion and represents moments in life.”
Alushia Sanchia is available now at Bessie Head... See in store for the entire collection... xx