Colorful, vibrant and cultural describes Aye Shanti and her unique jewelry.
CGR: Who is Aye Shanti Designs?
Aye Shanti: I’m Shanti and I’m the creator of Aye Shanti Designs. I’ve been artistic from the age of ten and started creating jewelry, stationery and mixed media art on a larger scale since 2008.
CGR: How long have you been creating pieces?
Aye Shanti: I’ve been creating pieces since 2008
CGR: Do you have any formal training in design?
Aye Shanti: I’m partly self-taught and I’ve taken classes in jewelry design.
CGR: Your pieces are bright and vibrant. Do you have a favorite?
Aye Shanti: My favorite piece, thus far are the fabric necklaces, “Wrapped in Culture”. I designed these pieces in 2009 and wanted to find a way to use fabric as a wearable piece of art. I called it “Wrapped In Culture”, because it’s literally that, pieces of fabrics from around the world and fashioned into a necklace. I’ve recently included some of my hand printed fabrics, which includes custom hand lettering, another passion of mine.