Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Coyote Silver: Dipika Vijay

After 2 laptop crashes, a bout of flu and a crazy rush to fulfill Diwali orders, I present to you- Coyote Silver! Phew!

Dipika Vijay graduated from India's prestigious design school, National Institute of Design (NID) with a graduate degree in 'Lifestyle Accessory Design'. Her entrepreneurial journey started when she wore a self-designed gold neckpiece to a party and was inundated with compliments. All you aspiring designers reading this blog, most designers featured here at SHP write to me with similar stories- so own anything handmade? Flaunt it- never know on where that might lead you ;)

Dipika creates stunning gold and silver jewellery under the label 'Coyote Silver'. She sums up Coyote Silver with the words 'Flamboyant'  'Swank'   'Natkhat'   'Haba Haba'   'Wearable Art'  'Chutzpah'  'Cooler-than-thou'. Now, let me show you that the adjectives are definitely not euphemisms!

My favourite metal- Silver!

Did you know that the Latin root for Gold is Aurum meaning 'Shining Dawn'?
Love LOVE love those Jali design earrings! Don't you?


And if you still have a Diwali hangover, check out these lovely Ganesh diyas? Aren't they the right mix of tradition and modern to celebrate Diwali with?


And, if you are thinking of putting Dipika in a neat box labelled 'Jewellery Designer'... Think again! She also loves working with acrylic. Here are some of her fun coasters!

As I know a lot of you reading this blog have a thing for lotuses and Buddhas, I hope you are drooling.

Dipika also makes gorgeous stirrers, hair pins, trivets (do check out the Roti, Garam Subzi ones) and place mats. You can find them on her blog here. For prices, you can email her at coyote[dot]dipika[at]gmail[dot]com.

I have my eye (rather can't take my eyes off!) one of Dipika's lovelies- Should I? Or shouldn't I?

{Image credit to Dipika Vijay/ Coyote Silver}

10 comments:

Geeta said...

The gold mesh heart is where my eyes are. Love the one (first box, top left one) in the silver section. Classic yet trendy style.

Kamini said...

All this talent in one person???? No fair! Love the jewelry, but the Ganesh diyas did it for me! Haba Haba is right!

GB said...

Dear god, those diyas....nope, apparently the diwali hangover hasn't cleared! :) Also loved all that lovely silver.............

Rekha said...

Awesome find, loved each and every piece..Go d save me frm going bankrupt :)

Dipika said...

Completely floored by the article you have put together.... buckets and pots of thanks!!
love.

http://dipikavijay.blogspot.com/

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Just one word..INCREDIBLE !!!

Anjali Ramachandran said...

'Diwali orders'??? Since when did you start taking Diwali orders, D? What do you sell?!! Tell me!

Also Dipika makes gorgeous stuff. Will bookmark for the future.

Sans! said...

You are spot on about those coasters. I love them!

Anpu said...

Just so very beautiful!!! Loved every piece...

PreeOccupied said...

I love that Ganesha diya. I think its just my fetish for the elephant-headed God that makes that little piece so striking!