Handmade Gift Feature: Sachi Love Accessories ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Handmade Gift Feature: Sachi Love Accessories

For today's "25 Days of Handmade Gifts" feature, I am happy to share Sachi Love with you!  When I stopped by her booth at Patchwork Long Beach, I recognized her work from a local boutique.
What a coincidence!  When I saw her again at Patchwork Santa Ana a few days ago, I just had to take home a pair of her cute earrings.  Check out all the prettiness for yourself!



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Tell me a little bit about yourself!

I was working in the footwear industry for five years, designing for big brands and major retailers.  I was spending most of my time on computers instead of actually designing so I had a major itch to be creative.  So, I started making hair accessories for friends as a hobby and I started getting more requests.  Later I  expanded into making jewelry & that’s pretty much how it got started.


Where did the name of your store come from?

Sachi means "happiness" in Japanese and I took the word "Love" because I really want everyone to love my pieces that they wear.


-Sachi Love Collage 2


What is your favorite item?

My favorite item to make are Biloba Earrings. I get so many custom orders on the color requests & I enjoyed dying each pieces to get the perfect color.


What is your most popular item?

Style "Geisha" are really popular item for Fall/Winter.

Despite their size, they're very comfortable & light as a feather. You can easily pair with your favorite tops, jeans, & your dress. Its a statement piece so instead of planning your outfit first, you need to plan your outfit around your jewelry.


-123 Sachi Love


Where do you get the inspiration for your work?

I live in Long Beach so I find inspiration every time I go outside.  I don’t have a specific place I always go to but I do love taking a long walk and looking at nature, old buildings and checking out peoples’ style.  I always have my camera with me and L.A. is a good place to find inspirations because it’s very culturally diverse with great energy and creativity.


What makes your store unique?

All my pieces are one of a kind & I hand make each & every piece. I sourced all the materials in LA and each lace is hand dyed & hand stiffened so they don't lose their shape.


What is the toughest part about making your goods/your artistic process?

The toughest part is finding & sourcing the perfect laces & trim but it's also my favorite part.  I need to make sure the laces are durable and the trims are good quality.


-124 Sachi Love


Do you take custom orders?

Yes, I get lots of custom orders on color requests. Also, if they have certain look they are looking for than I can always come up with new ideas and designs.  Usually custom orders take about 5 - 7 days depending on the color, designs, & materials they want to use.


When is the last day I can order in time for Christmas Day?

12/21, but for custom order 12/14.


-Sachi Love Collage 3


Where can I see more of your work and buy a gift?


Website: www.sachilove.com  I ship worldwide!


You can also find my designs at these following retailers in LA & OC:

  • Fox & Moon  - Long Beach, Ca
  • Number A - Los Angeles, Ca
  • Madison Salon - Newport Beach, Ca
  • Home Eco:comics - Anaheim, Ca
  • Joie De Vivre - Seal Beach, Ca
  • 1 Look Vintage - Huntington Beach, Ca
  • Blue Moon Boutique - West Garden Grove, Ca
  • The Road Less Traveled - Santa Ana, Ca
  • Seed People's Market - Costa Mesa, Ca
  • Grizzzly - Hermosa Beach, Ca
  • Co-Op28 - Los Feliz, Ca
  • Show Pony - Los Angeles, Ca
  • Convergence World Boutique - Cerritos, Ca


Anything else to add?

My lace earrings are Nickel free so they're hypoallergenic!



-122 Sachi Love


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My choice was of course the lovely teal color, and I can't wait to sport them soon!  I think my next favorite choice would be the maroon Geisha earrings.  I'm so happy that I had the chance to share two of my faves together in one piece: lace and jewelry.  :)  Pop on over and say hello to Sachi Love Accessories and buy a couple of earrings that would be perfect as stocking stuffers!

Happy shopping!




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