Hi, my name is Shyroze and I design and create jewelry for my business, Shyka Jewelry.
I own a dental practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan where I have resided for over 20 years. I love my profession and take great pride in my skills as a dentist. These skills have made me a ‘natural’ at arts and crafts or perhaps the other way around.
I started making jewelry in 2014 primarily as a stress reliever. I quickly realized that this was not going to be just a part time hobby. Concurrently, my staff at the office and I were participating in a community based fundraiser for American Cancer Society. Naturally, the staff suggested we sell jewelry to help us meet our donation target. This is what led to the creation of my business Shyka Jewelry, and the beginning of my commitment to give 50% of all proceeds to charitable organizations.
We donate 50% of all proceeds to charitable organizations
Currently, we donate to a different organization every quarterly. The organizations that have and will be benefitting from this commitment can be found here.
The inspiration for my designs is simple. Everything I make is something I would love to wear myself. If I don’t like it or if it is not pleasing to my eyes, I wont make. Secondly, I want my customers to feel good when they are wearing my jewelry. The jewelry should not be something to just fill up ‘space’ rather it should make you feel good about yourself.
A friend once told me, “If dressing well and looking good makes you feel good, then one should always dress well. Life is too short to waste even a moment not feeling great about yourself.”