It is time to learn more about the person behind SJS: Stunning Jewelry by Sinthy.
Chances are if you have done any browsing through Thea-Bel you have seen the beautiful earrings by SJS. Like all the vendors on Thea-Bel, SJS has a remarkable story and I had the pleasure of sitting down with the creator, Sinthy to ask her some questions about herself and SJS.
First Some Background
I've known Sinthy now for over ten years. We met in High School and have stayed in touch despite going to different universities (she to U of L to take accounting and myself to U of C for marketing). She was born and raised in Calgary, is an only child and when not working as an accountant (got her CMA in 2012) she likes to travel, go hiking, dragon boating, dancing and experiencing new things. Lately she has been on a fitness kick. Never a dull moment with this one.
I hope you enjoy her learning more about her.
First off, what prompted you to choose to design earrings over all the types of jewelry out there?
I first started making jewelry as I felt the need to be creative. As I had no previous experience designing or creating pieces I wanted to start small. Earrings are small and therefore I felt a great place to start. I haven't been making earrings for very long so have been enjoying perfecting my designs.
How long have you been making earrings?
I started designing earrings in late 2015 so really not that long at all.
What steps do you take to design your earrings?
I spent a lot of time looking at other earrings in places such as Etsy. As I am relatively new at designing earrings looking around gives me an idea of what is possible, points to new techniques I would like to try and of course gives me some inspiration on what I want my next pair of earrings to look like. Once I have an idea I apply my own style or pattern to it. I also like to consider themes or events that are coming up to incorporate into the earrings.
Any big plans or collections that you are working on?
Yes, at the moment I am designing and making birthstone earrings. I have finished a few pairs already and look forward to showing them off on Thea-Bel.
What do you hope people get from your earrings?
I hope people just enjoy the simplicity of them.
Do you have a favorite pair of earrings that you have designed?
Yes, I really like these pink and green chandelier earrings that I designed [as a side note these are also my favorites].
What prompted you to join Thea-Bel?
I joined after some encouragement from the founder [I can be very convincing]. I also thought I would try something new and getting paid to do what I love is a big bonus.
Is there anything else that you want people to know?
I am happy to take on some custom work. If you see a pair of earrings that you like, I would be happy to tailor them to your needs, perhaps you prefer nickel-free or want a specific color... I am open to suggestions on other designs that you would like to see more of as well.
I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about Sinthy, if you have any other questions for her feel free to include them in the comments and we will do our best to get your some answers.
If you like Sinthy's work, be sure to take advantage of this month's promotion:
We are also very excited to announce that we have a few pair of her new birthstone earrings. If you don't see your month, check back again soon or feel free to message us.