ShiStudio

Silk brocades, silver, brass, gemstones and leather

Victoria, Canada · 70 Sales

ShiStudio

Silk brocades, silver, brass, gemstones and leather

Victoria, Canada 70 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
(19)
Vicki Rivera

Vicki Rivera on Sep 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful craftsmanship. Will definitely return !

Luranah Polson

Luranah Polson on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The belt is great- I'm sure I'll be wearing it for years. The buckles... They are to die for! And working with Corey is a joy- a talented artist, and she goes above and beyond.

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This gorgeous silk is one of many that we use in our glass charms.

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Shi Leather Feather Earrings in action. Breathtaking!

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Layers of chain, crystals and gems with silk Shi Piece... Gorgeous!

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About

Shi Studio fuses silk, glass, silver, brass, gemstones and leather to create beautiful accessories that draw on multiple craft traditions.

Based in Victoria BC Canada, every piece is carefully handcrafted with unique perspectives of silk caught behind shimmering glass.
Under the guiding inspiration of owner, creator and lead designer, Cory Judge, Shi Studio in action is made up of a team of friends working together to create small moments of beauty for you. Feel free to contact us with special requests! We do weddings and wholesale orders as well as individual custom pieces.
At shows and festivals across Canada, you will be dazzled by the diversity of colours and styles on offer. It is our hope to provide the richness of the Shi experience online as well, through the pieces shown in the shop as well as custom orders. Please connect with us to find out where the Shi Studio market booth is in any season.
Bring together a passion for shape and colour, the artistry of stained glass, and the rich tradition of silk and textiles. Marry it to a small business model committed to playfulness, friendship and the ethics of the handmade movement. Add more than a decade of experience in the independent craft scene and you have the Shi Studio of today.

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Shop members

  • Cory Judge

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Cory Judge is passionate about facilitating personal expression through fashion. From her beginning as a stained glass artist and through her extensive experience at markets and shows, she brings her craft to life with intelligence and inspiration.

  • Kyla Hubbard

    Leather Designer, Creator

    Kyla's been with Shi Studio since 2004 when her skills as a leather worker were called into action with Shi Studio's belt buckles. Since then she has created and crafted leather for Shi as an associate designer. See more at cyclonadesigns.etsy.com

  • Maria Middleton

    Creator

    Maria is a designer and artist who brings to Shi a lifetime of skills with jewelry and gemstones. Her discerning eye can be seen in the hand crafted necklaces and in the delicate bead work seen throughout the shop.

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Last updated on Feb 17, 2017
Frequently asked questions

How long will it take?

Shi Studio provides custom handmade work created specifically for you. Each piece has varying time frames for us to make and we normally ship our pieces within 2-3 weeks. We can accommodate faster order at times; please ask if you need your piece(s) sooner.

How are the Shi pieces made?

Shi Studio glass and textile fusion accessories primarily use the traditional dynastic pattern silk brocades of Southern China. Some of the pieces are full sterling silver but most of the pieces are constructed based on the principles of stained glass. For these pieces, the backings on the pendants and earrings are stainless steel and the edges are a lead-free solder made of silver, copper, bismuth and tin. There is no nickel in any of our pieces. The bails and findings, including shepherd hooks, are all sterling silver. The chains are all sterling silver or brass. We use a variety of leathers including full grain Italian cowhide and Italian lambskin. Where appropriate we use high quality vintage and up-cycled garment leathers

Wholesale availability

Shi Studio loves creating wholesale orders - let's work together to create a collection that suits your vision. Wholesale pricing schedule available on request.

Care instructions

These accessories are made with glass.
Please handle with care. Do not immerse in water.
If the solder tarnishes slightly, then buff with a rouge cloth which can be found at most jewellery stores. The solder can also be buffed lightly with super fine steel wool.
For the complete sterling silver pieces only use a silver polishing cloth to buff.
In order to slow the process of oxidization or tarnishing you may store your shi pieces in air tight or zip lock bags.

Can I have a Shi piece made in a different fabric choice?

With Shi we can create a piece in almost any fabric and shape combination. Talk to us about custom creating a piece that matches your vision, or go to https://www.shistudio.com/Custom to start designing your own combinations.

Custom and personalized orders

We love to bring new life to your heirloom fabrics or any textile that holds meaning for you. A piece of a wedding dress, your grandfather's tie, we can capture your memories under glass; please let us know your thoughts.

Do you do weddings?

Nobody says "I do" like Shi can! We would love to outfit your wedding party. Choose from any of Shi’s stunning silk brocades or allow us to work with fabrics of your own, from your wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses or any meaningful textile. Each order includes an individual custom consultation for silk brocade and shape selection to compliment the colours and theme of your wedding. Work with us to personalize details of your wedding jewellery or allow us to choose and design the perfect pieces. Find out more at https://www.shistudio.com/weddings

Sizing details

We make each piece to order so please feel free to request custom sizing!