SihayaAndCompany

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Announcement    I have reopened the shop to sell my sticker sheets and included a very small sampling of our candle and faery wing options. Find our full lineup of candles, lip products, and seasonal boxes at SihayaAndCompany.com!

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Last updated on Jun 8, 2022

I have reopened the shop to sell my sticker sheets and included a very small sampling of our candle and faery wing options. Find our full lineup of candles, lip products, and seasonal boxes at SihayaAndCompany.com!

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Christina Allen Page

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About SihayaAndCompany

Sales 5,185
On Etsy since 2007

There Is No Such Thing As Too Much Glitter

About Sihaya Designs:

Sihaya Designs is an artisan jewelry company featuring the work of Christina Allen Page. Inspired by myth, faery folklore, nature, and the changing of the seasons, I am known for my use of color and whimsy. Each piece in my shop is handmade, crafted from gemstones, glass, wire, metal, resin, botanical elements, and recycled fine silver. I strive to create wearable art that will connect with the heart, the imagination, and, of course, the inner magpie.

The Story of Sihaya Designs:

Sihaya Designs started as an accident. Everybody's had a bad breakup, right? Well, after realizing I suddenly had a LOT of spare time on my hands, I found myself in the bead aisle of my local craft store.

At first, I would string beads for myself, and for my friends as gifts. Eventually, I realized my bead addiction therapy at least needed to be self-sustaining, so I made the transition from Etsy buyer to Etsy seller. I would work a 9 to 5, and then come home to my beads and my wire, where I could make the designs in my head become a reality.

Eventually, as I began to build my Etsy business, it was clear to me that Sihaya Designs was rapidly becoming a second full-time job. I wanted to take on new materials and learn new skills, like resin and recycled fine silver, but developing my talent in mixed media would take more time than I had hours in the day.

Gathering up my courage, I took the leap of faith and put in my notice at my "real job." Sihaya Designs went full time.

Two weeks later, the US plunged into the worst recession it had seen in decades. I panicked. But in the end, I decided to pursue my dream-- to grow my own business, and to make art. Through hard work, long nights in the studio, and truly phenomenal customers who have rallied around me, Sihaya Designs is still afloat and growing five years later.

(Oh, and I also now have a wonderful and supportive husband, in case you were wondering how that part ended up!)

I am truly grateful for the ability to be a working artist in a world that doesn't always value its artists. It's a challenge, and it absolutely would not be possible without the Etsy platform, which has changed my life in countless positive ways.

Top Ten Things Sihaya Designs Has Taught Me:

1. Trust your gut, and success will find you.
2. It's not a mistake if you fix it before anyone sees.
3. Even if it IS a mistake, it doesn't mean you can't learn from it. Developing skill takes time and persistence.
4. Artists need to get paid, too.
5. Always have your facts straight before speaking publicly.
6. Never under-estimate the power of gratitude. A simple, but personal "thank you" goes a LONG way.
7. Write lists. Lots and lots of lists. (Hi. Virgo here, can you tell?)
8. Four cups of coffee is too much coffee.
9. If a small child asks you if you're REALLY a fairy, ALWAYS say 'yes.'
10. There is NO SUCH THING as too much glitter!

Shop members

  • Christina Allen Page

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service, Shipper, Photographer, Copy-writer, Magic-Maker. I Do All The Things.

    Jewelry artist, bellydancer, and an overall lover of shiny things, I often consider myself to be somewhat of a professional magpie. Born and raised in Baltimore, I enjoy studying Tudor history, reading folklore, and drinking far too much coffee.

  • Jason Page

    Booth Babe

    Supportive husband, carrier of heavy things, and official Sihaya Designs "Booth Babe," Jason is far better at selling my jewelry than I am.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Hi and welcome to Sihaya Designs! I like to make whatever strikes my fancy, from vintage-inspired jewelry to gorgeous gem-quality pieces.

If you see an item among my sold items that you would like re-made, please inquire. Often, I can make something very similar.

I love to do custom orders. For more information on how to commission custom work, please read below.

I have a firm belief that everyone deserves to have a special piece of jewelry that makes them feel beautiful. For this reason, I will reserve items within reason, and I will consider payment plans on a case by case basis.

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