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Bio


Our journey of creativity, fabrication, and delivery

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Bio


Our journey of creativity, fabrication, and delivery

 

Quitsakiki Designs is a design-fabrication firm with deep specialization in silversmith methods and other metalworking techniques leveraging a wide range of materials and tools.

Originality is at the heart of our inspiration and purpose.

Capability and Methods

Quitsakiki Designs now our 18th year, is a design-fabrication firm with the capability to create and deliver innovative products utilizing strong design and artistic competencies, and has established a portfolio of differentiable skills, knowledge, experience, fabrication practices, and business processes.

Creative Journeys

Forage & Research for new ideas, inspiration, elements, textures, components, concepts, and ingredients often found through immersive nature-inspired ideation. Deep observation and gathering feeds perceptions fueling new concepts-organized or abstracted perceptions-as the start of seeing ahead, envisioning the future.

Exploration and Experimentation are essential. An extended incubation period of dwelling in uncertainty and questioning, not burdened by experience ingrained by time and prior knowledge, seeking the broadest possible range of understanding that patterns and new insights can illuminate.

Combine, associate, integrate, compose, and make connections to discover something that does not yet exist; what is created is never an endpoint, simply a library element in a continuous process. Small fragments assemble seemingly at will as the mind sees meaningful connections and frames new ideas; these may fail or later combine again on the path to something unexpected. Purposeful iteration on a path towards and oscillation around a converging solution.

Transfer skills from one domain to new materials, for example traditional knitting adapted for sliver wire, leading to many new forms including earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.

Design finished jewelry pieces building on a wide range of materials, methods, and combinations to create entirely new items. A rich surfacing of all facets of seasons, social settings, materials, colors, shapes, and sizes are subsequently realized as a new artisan craft. Imagination pushes the process forward to see both inventive options and imagery enabling a final physical design to emerge.

 

 
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Studio Bench


Extensive Tool Collection and Studio Experience

Studio Bench


Extensive Tool Collection and Studio Experience

Fabrication


Fabrication


 

Fabrication Capabilities

Cast and high temperature kiln-fired from natural items directly from the environment into finished silver pieces

Compress and transform with knowledge of tolerances and characteristics of materials to form precise results under thousands of pounds of pressure

Fabricate with the skills to focus on the smallest details including clasps and forming chain elements with torch, hand, and power tools

Polish machine capacity and process knowledge to polish for a high quality and lasting finish

 
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Business


Quality, lasting business relationships

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Business


Quality, lasting business relationships

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Business Competencies


Business Competencies


 

Business Competencies

Supply Chain extensive research and experience sourcing high quality materials, supplies, and services from domestic and global suppliers

Change embrace transitions, retiring successful product lines as new concepts develop into finished designs.

Learning through regular coursework in new methods, new tools, and interaction and collaboration with other artists and industry professionals.

Branding consistent brand, product/packaging sub-brand, and identity management

Packaging for high-value retail partnerships and enhanced customer purchase experience

Community Engagement: Marblehead Festival of Arts, Marblehead Arts Association, Wounded Warrior Project, Ben Farrar Fund, MetalWerx, Women's Jewelry Association