To Sandra and Lily, their work is a constant source of inspiration, and both find motivation in the inner peace they feel as they create.
Sandra and Lily Indacochea are a mother and daughter team. Joined not only by family ties in common, they share a passion for art. They are both self-taught.
It all began as a game, when Sandra's little boy (Lily's grandson) was sent to fine psychomotor therapy. They both became immersed in the manual training until they realized that it had become more than a game they shared with the little boy. They realized that if they let their imagination run wild and allow their talents an expression, they could create original works of art. Sandra and Lily also recognized that in the process of creation they found peace and satisfaction.
Lily recalls that when she was a child she developed an unexplainable fascination for all kinds of stones. One day, when she was playing with other kids in her parents' ranch in the Nazca valley she cut herself with an arrow. She kept the piece in her hand and treasured it for life, not knowing the stone's true name – obsidian. Now, many of her designs mainly feature obsidian. Lily loves to transform gemstones by giving them life through her designs.
Sandra always loved to hear her mother tell this and similar stories – thus her fascination for gemstones and the mysterious powers attributed to them. Yet she never thought she had it in her to work and create jewelry pieces, until her son's therapy.
Finally one day, mother and daughter resolved to join forces and find out all they could about gemstones. At first it was difficult to find authentic gems so they traveled abroad to get them, until one day a friend told them that indeed one could find genuine stones if they looked in the correct place. Sandra and Lily were encouraged to look further, and eventually they found good quality gemstones in Peru.
It's been a few years since they began formally designing and crafting jewelry, and they have been met with a large acceptance. They are also continuously invited to present their work at exhibitions and craft fairs.
To Sandra and Lily, their work is a constant source of inspiration, and both find motivation in the inner peace they feel as they create. Their designs search to transmit and share the positive energy they receive from the stones.
Their biggest challenge was to transform their venture into an established family business and see it succeed. To Novica clients they would like to say, "Wearing one of our jewelry pieces will fill you with positive energy and good vibes. It will also highlight the beauty of what is natural."
30 Testimonials for Sandra and Lily
I am so thrilled with this amazing ring. I received it today and it is EXACTLY what I had hoped for. The stone is huge, well mounted and I can't wait to wear it out. Thank you Sandra and Lily for sharing your talent with the world. I'll be checking in to see your new offerings.
My black and Carnelian dangle earrings are great keep up the good work Faye
the choker ""planet of shadows"" was the first piece of jewelry that i ordered from novica and i did not receive it so i had to re-order. the novica staff that took care of me was awesome and sent the order back out at no expense to me. i received the choker today and am so blown away and so glad that i did not give up on it. it's just beautiful with a sturdy clasp which i love.. i can wear this with anything...thank you so much ..i look forward to showing this choker off to friends as well as telling everyone what a stand up organization novica is. thank you again pat from texas
Thank you so much for creating the exquisite ""Moonlight Fire"" earrings as well as the ""Lucky"" amethyst earrings. They are beautifully designed and crafted, and I will treasure them for years to come. Many thanks, Donna
Thank you for the exquisite earrings---the ""Moonlight fire"" and the ""Lucky"" amethyst. They are so lovely---beautifully designed and crafted. I will treasure them always. Thank-you! Donna
I recently purchased your anklet ""Charmed Heart"" for my aunt's birthday. She loves heart jewelry and silver jewelry--so this was perfect. I loved the packaging and the anklet was very pretty. I sent it on to her along with some heart earrings I purchased from another Novica artist. She loved the anklet and put it on immediately. She said it was so lightweight and fit perfectly. Thank you so much for your love of jewelry making and for making your products available to those of us who live around the world. Deb K.
Sandra and Lily I just received my obsidian ""Storm"" necklace and it is as I imagined it. Minimalist, full of energy and it gives me a strong and happy feeling when I wear it. It is the simplicity juxtaposed to its extraordinary design that I love. I would like to purchase another cotton cord if possible,,,,, for after years go by, I want to know I can wear it as it was designed....in case the white ages....I adore the idea of multiple cords and would love even more strands at the neck with a magnificent pendant...YOU are creative and spirited people and I am proud to wear your art!! Peace, blessings, Gail
I purchased Moon Window chrysocolla necklace. What a beauty it is! The stone color is so rich. The chain is so pretty. Novica is such a wonderful way to access talented artisans like Sandra and Lily.
Just wanted to say I received the Chrisocolia dangle earrings called ""Moon window"" . They are a gift for my sister. The way they were packaged was really neat and I went oooo when I saw the earrings. They are so beautiful. She is really going to like them. Thank you
I just received my bracelet, Opal and chrysocolia 'Carnival'. It is absolutely beautiful! I am well pleased with the construction of the double chain and the beads are so pretty and colorful. I will truly enjoy wearing this work of art and receiving the compliments from my friends and family. Thanks again Novica and thanks to Sandra and Lily for a job well done on the bracelet.
I am excited and looking forward to receiving the opal bracelet Carnival. The colors are beautiful in the picture of the bracelet. I can't wait to see it in person. This is my first order from Novica, and I hope to see more items I will enjoy wearing. Thanks Novica and thanks to Sandra and Lily for the beauty you put in your items. Sheryl
I just received my Sodalite cocktail ring from you - this is the 3rd ring I've purchased from you. It is absolutely beautiful. I love your jewelry because it has such great energy and exceptional craftsmanship. I love a ring that I can touch - yours are smooth & wonderful to feel. Many THANKS!
""Hopes & Dreams"" amazonite choker is a stand out great design. The stones chosen are unique in themselves & blend in a glorious stream of color. Something of ancient Egypt in this. ""Heart of Adventure"" - another amazonite piece - a simple heart shape, but when opened up the white tissue paper it's color & character of the stone was stunning. Photos show it being a light blue, but this is a Caribbean aqua blue. Wonderful. Am impressed with the artists eye for gem character & design in these pieces. The deicate silver chains & thier little silver signaure tag make them even more unique and special. Bravo!
I bought a number of the different ""heart of.."" necklaces for my bridesmaids. Each was personalized to their character and likes. They all said how beautiful the necklaces are. The stone is big, substantial, and somewhat heavy, though secure on the chain. I'd get these necklaces for my friends again in a heartbeat. Now I'm trying to decide which to get for myself :) Thanks!
I purchased the serpentine ring 'Lemon Drop' as a present for myself! I wear it every day and people always comment on the beautiful olive color of the stone. Serpentine is said to influence dreams, and I like to think it does! Beautiful silver work as well!
Virginia Beach, VA
I ordered 2 rings - Citrine & Pink Opal. Both are beautiful and have great Chi. Very smooth/heavy silver and well made. Also, the Citrine appears to be authentic - hard to find - most is heated Amethyst. Thanks for the wonderful art!!!
Sandra & Lily.....your work is so beautiful and so well made. My seventeen year old granddaughter saw me wearing the choker ""Inca Melody"" and really loved it. So your designs speak to multiple generations. Thank you for the lovely designs and the inspiration behind them.
Roseville, CA USA
I just received the ""Queen of Inca"" necklace made of sodalite and rhodonite. It is absolutely magnificent! I really appreciate hand made jewelry. Thank you so much for your work!
Just wanted to thank you! The ring is perfect! Very great work you ladies do!
The brooch was beautiful in the photograph and equally stunning to hold. Understated elegance. My wife was delighted. Will recommend you to my friends Pete
I was hoping to find something small but exquisite for husband`s birthday. He has an eye for simple and elegant objects and the cuff links match perfectly. They have just arrived and are most beautiful. I would like to congratulate mother and daughter for obviously fruitful cooperation.
I've purchased a few different pieces from you and they are all top quality and stunning. You have wonderful and elegant taste and I am thrilled to have such pieces of beauty.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
I had purchased earrings from Novica several times before. My new daughter-in-law had a birthday coming up and I ordered the cluster of blueberry earrings for her. She was so delighted with her gift. She immediately took off the earrings she was wearing and put on the new earrings! Her face was filled with delight and that's the best thank you I can ask for. The craftmanship and delicacy of the earrings was evident. Muchimas gracias.
Thank you so much for my beautiful opal ring. I loved the overall size of the ring, color of the opal and how well the ring was made.
I just received your necklace ""Heart Afire"" and I wanted to tell you how much I love it! Thank you!!!