Express yourself with poetry!


You will see hints of poetic inspiration in several of our designs. I 'd like to call myself a designer by the day an amateur poet by the night :)!

My younger years were filled with poetry I heard from my dad - Baba Bulleh Shah, Kabir, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Gulzar Sahab, to name a few. The designs below are inspired from words and thoughts that have stayed with me over the last several years.

    

Aham Brahamasmi - Which means "I am the universe and I am responsible for what I become". These words have given me immense strength and continue to do so. As a teenager, I would often run upto my dad with my teenage miseries, and he would remind me of "Aham Brahamasmi" and the power within me to shape my world. When Quirksmith happened, my life philosophy took the shape of handcrafted beauties in the form of a earcuff, a ring and a bracelet.

Ek Tumhara Hona - These lines are from Maheswar Tiwari ji - "एक तुम्हारा होना क्या से क्या कर देता है! बेजुबान छत‚ दीवारों को घर कर देता है"

I first read these lines when I was 15 years old and they stayed with me ever since. It explains beautifully the bond with that loved one who makes the four walls of a house, a place we call home! They can take the form of a parent, a spouse, a sibling, a child, a companion. Inspired from these lines of Maheshwar Tiwari ji, I wrote a few lines for my mom a few years back. Those lines then led us to create beautifully handcrafted pieces like the "Ek tumhara hona" bookmark, and ring 

Parvaaz - This design is inspired from the famous lines of Allama Iqbal - "Tu shaheen hai, parvaaz hai kaam tera. Tere saamne aasman aur bhi hain." We interpret these as "I am the wind beneath my wings and I decide when my dreams will take off". 

Parvaaz takes the form of an anklet and a earcuff.

Also check our entire "word" jewellery collection here

Love!
-Divya (Cofounder Quirksmith & Head of Design)