about the aritst: Sophia Hu is an architectural designer and jewelry artist. She was born and grew up in Beijing, China, studied and has been working in the United States since 1995 as an architect. In 2011 she started her adventure in silversmithing. Perhaps by fate, as she has moved away from architecture for a new career and advanced in her skills as a silversmith, more and more architectural features have appeared in her work. Sterling silver, gold, and other natural materials are her new "building materials" in these small-scale sculptures. As a mixed-medium artist, she's never afraid to explore new materials in order to discover their unexpected characters. To her, jewelry design and making is an extension of herself and the world around her. Space, shadow and geometric aesthetics play important roles in her jewelry design. Each design is hand crafted from scratch with love and soul in her studio, 6shadows, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
story behind 6shadows: When Sophia and her architect husband, Bin, used to work in their architecture studio back in Dallas, Texas, neighbors often joked about the "two shadows" cast on their windows when they stayed up late to meet projects deadlines. So they named their architecture studio "2shadows". When Sophia named her jewelry studio, she simply added her lucky number, 6, to "shadows".
artist statement: With an architect background, I’m trying to push the boundary of jewelry design with new spacial concepts and pursuing a visionary aesthetic through organic structures to reflect the dynamic changes in our world.
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REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES within 10 days upon receiving of the orders.
must in their original conditions and packages. Customers pay return shipping cost.
PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH YOUR PURCHASES. Since every situation is special and specific to the individual and the item to be refunded or exchanged. To make you happy with my jewelry is my ultimate goal.
Care of 6SHADOWS jewelry
Avoid abrasive polishes, dips or scrubbing tools. Most commercial jewelry cleaning products will remove the antique patina and any oxidized detailing on silver and gold. For minor cleaning, use a soft silver polishing cloth or a soft bristled toothbrush with warm water. Avoid wearing jewelry while swimming, showering and sleeping. Store jewelry tightly sealed in zip lock bags when not in use