With the tag-line "Elegance Reborn and Redefined," Salikas' brings original designed, exceptional quality jewelry to everyone, not just the privileged few. We offer a diverse jewelry collection to suit all occasions. Made from the finest quality materials, this Pop-up store showcases "Accessories with Attitude!"
I’ve been designing and making jewelry most of my life. After many years of being employed as a career civil servant in state government, I decided to utilize my artistic abilities and passion for fashion and parlay that into an entrepreneurial endeavor. The beautifully crafted designs I create have been exhibited at various high profile organizational, artistic and charity events in the greater metropolitan Detroit area. My designs are truly unique and mostly one of a kind.
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, traveling and most importantly, uplifting others. I love the process of connecting to my heart strings, designing each creation and infusing them with positive intentions and affirmation and then sending them out. I thoroughly enjoy what I do. It's a blessing in every way. I love providing people with a product that they will love. My goal is to continue to design jewelry that makes you feel amazing, inspired and allows you to accessorize outfits with ease. Jewelry is always a great gift idea and handmade jewelry has more of a special, intimate feel and is sure to be appreciate by the recipient.
I want to inspire women with my jewelry designs, to find their joy while they are navigating through the demands of the everyday life.
Jewelry can instantly make you feel more put together and give you some extra confidence. A pair of new earrings or a necklace can make an old outfit feel and look like new. I strive to create jewelry that is fun and easy to wear and brings a smile to your face and that extra bounce in your step when you need an extra boost of confidence. You can easily mix and match the pieces to create your own style. I also love doing custom orders, so if you see something that you wish came in another color or metal for example, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I hope you take some time to browse through the site and find a piece of jewelry that speaks to you. Pour yourself a cup of tea, relax and take a moment to remove yourself from the outside world. This is your “me” time. What’s a better guilty pleasure than looking at jewelry and transporting yourself to a world that is all about nurturing you and taking a moment to honor you? Jewelry you can look at, touch whenever you feel like you need an extra boost of confidence. It can also be a great a reminder of not only your endearing qualities, strengths and beauty, but also of the important people in your life. I hope you enjoy your visit and feel more inspired and relaxed while enjoying your break away from the hectic everyday life. You need your “me” time so that you can nurture and provide for those who need you. I hope you come back and visit often and make this is your destination escape away from the everyday demands when you need a moment to just relax. Check out some of the latest designs and see which ones speak to you.
Inspiration and Process
My jewelry is made in Detroit, MI by using recycled metals whenever possible, precious gemstones, fair trade beads, vintage materials like watch gears etc.
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 and glorify the beauty of gems. Using tools that are manually controlled, I can transform metals, 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 work 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 a month 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... various types of gemstones, travels, nature and colors that are all around us. 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. Oftentimes, I end up changing the design as I go 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.
My jewelry line is built around kindness, compassion, eco-friendliness, charity work and supporting fellow small 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.
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 and children’s charities as well as youth sports organizations.
I want you to feel empowered and beautiful when you wear my jewelry. I hope that you will enjoy wearing my jewelry as much as I enjoy creating each and every piece. Thank you for your interest in my jewelry line. Be sure to check back often to see what’s new and exciting. Thank you for your continued support! Let’s make a difference together!