Meet the maker: Samiksha Mehra – Pink Basket

The turning point for me when I was leaning against the chair, I sat back still unsure of the two necklaces we had just finished making. Something seemed amiss. They were lovely pieces but lacked panache - that final spice, which makes you stop and take a second look. Picking them up again, I closed my eyes in repose, then looked down at them dangling from my fingers. And there it was!

“At PinkBasket, we design and handcraft each piece with the style of today, infused with an emphatic Indian soul”, says Samiksha Mehra, owner and the brains behind Pink Basket.

Samiksha with the beautiful Pink Basket collection

Meet Samiksha, the zealous and driven maker behind Pink Basket. She has a past in Sales, Marketing, Production and Design in the jewelry industry and as a pet project decided to start experimenting by exploring the world of metals. She toyed with the idea of creating her own line of accessories, based on the ever-positive feedback and encouragement she received from her friends and folks. And thus, Pink Basket was born. She started setting up booths at exhibitions and was overwhelmed by the response. Thus, the next step was going online.

“The turning point for me when I was leaning against the chair, I sat back still unsure of the two necklaces we had just finished making. Something seemed amiss. They were lovely pieces but lacked panache – that final spice, which makes you stop and take a second look. Picking them up again, I closed my eyes in repose, then looked down at them dangling from my fingers. And there it was! Put together, the pieces fit perfectly – the yin and yang of a joyful new creation.” This was defining moment when she realized her true design philosophy. Influenced by nature and her wanderlust, she creates pieces that are inspired by her travels. She loves going on adventurous vacations, helping her find herself and not taking pictures. That’s strange, right? “We don’t take pictures of places, because we create memories with our pieces.”

“Silver is my favorite metal to work with, because of its weight, the look, the finish and its superior quality over other semi-precious metals.” Each piece created by her is handcrafted, therefore each piece, much like a fingerprint, is different from the others. She likes to create minimalistic designs that are rustic with a contemporary take. She also creates products that are personalized and customized to the taste of the wearer. She has also dabbled in creating wedding favors for her clients.

Samiksha is a wanderer and her blog is a testament to this fact, and this is the driving force behind her creations. Find her elegant and understated products here.

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Vinita Daga

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