Thursday, January 17, 2008

A perfect "Fusion" design

While Kuukivi has designs that are appealing for different generations and different categories of women, this particular design has stolen hearts of 3 different generations and three different categories in two different continents.

(a) Teenage girls loved the simple yet modern look of the design. I had parents buying it for their daughter's graduation party last summer.

(b) 30+ career women working in different industries loved the same design for its simple beauty and elegance. This is a design that you can wear to office easily and for an outing...all it needs is a change of dress (maybe) :)

(c) 70+ year old grandmoms loved the design for the link chain with the blue chalcedony hanging and the Pearls that are connecting the link chain to the Sterling Silver chain. I just sold one a couple of weeks ago for a grandmom here in Finland for a wedding (her grandson's wedding ofcourse).

3 generations, 3 different careers, 2 different continents - now that's what I call a perfect "recipe" or the perfect "Fusion" design.

Another really cool thing I noticed the other day...recently I sold four different necklaces - Sininen, a very unique necklace that I can't reproduce (Neelamani), Chakra(shown on the left and Quartzy all in a single family to three different generations:) Sininen was for the grandmom (mentioned above), Neelamani was for a young career woman, Chakra and Quartzy are for two sisters who are in a generation between the other two.

Although this is the response I hoped for with my designs, to actually experience it is something amazing altogether. These type of responses is what keeps my inspiration growing.....Thank you everyone.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Felicity Huffman to Kuukivi

Yesterday recieved a card from Felicity Huffman with a lovely handwritten note.

"Thank you so much for the stunning earrings and necklace - the coral roses are so feminine and beautiful. I will wear tehm and feel lovely" -- Felicity Huffman

The necklace set name was Gopika with coral roses and Rose Quartz drops hanging from a rectangle coin pearl.

Thank you for the thought and wonderful gesture Felcity. That was a very pleasant surprise. Its always awesome to hear from happy customers:)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Kuukivi in ""

I am excited to announce that has chosen Kuukivi to feature in their exclusive online product showcase of women-made products. is geared to provide exposure to small companies such as Kuukivi to wholesale buyers.

Sandra and Stephanie, founders of Mywares pick and review products from around the world and provide them with exposure to wholesale buyers. Especially for people like us who can't afford to go to a lot of tradeshows yet is an awesome venue and the wholesale buyers get to pick products they might otherwise miss.

I am hoping 2008 will prove to be a good starting point for wholesale side of business for Kuukivi..

Sunday, January 6, 2008

getting ready to move, flu..

The new year didn't exactly start off with a positive note. Our baby boy had flu and is still recovering and for the past couple of days, I have been down with flu. Same old symptoms but worried about getting ear infection. Never heard of them till I came to US and never experienced firsthand till I came to Finland but hoping i don't have to go through it again.

Also moving back to US date is coming up..its less than 2 weeks:) We should be back in San Jose,CA on 20th. yay!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year 2008

We wish everyone a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR and a warm welcome to 2008. Hope this year brings a little more peace and happiness in everyone's life and a few more sales for us:). In a couple of weeks, we will back home in California and looking forward for it. Haven't scheduled any trunk shows yet as our soon to be 2yr old son will be going through a jetlag phase and mom can in no way be out of line-of-sight till he gets used to the place again.

Hoping to still keep the schedule to launch the Bridal jewelry and one-drop career collection towards end of March just in time for Spring...along with more beautiful anklets to choose for all those beautiful skirts in the wardrobe..