"My designs are inspired by pre-Hispanic codices and the folklore of my country that I love so much…."
"Hello, my name is Francisco Sánchez and I am the second generation of jewelers in my family. Today there are three, as my daughters have also chosen this vocation.
"Thanks to my father's influence, I began this beautiful occupation at a very early age. Art has formed a part of my life through my studies in architecture, painting, sculpture and jewelry. I was honored with a scholarship to study Foreign Trade in Rotterdam, Holland. In 1968, I founded a small workshop that I still direct and I personally design my pieces. I have exhibited my work in the U.S., Taipei, Munich, Vancouver and other countries. I have received several awards throughout my career, such as the Jalisco Award in Jewelry Design in 2000.
"My designs are inspired by pre-Hispanic codices and the folklore of my country that I love so much, using different motifs from our own culture. I very much like the ideas from our ancestors, always with a characteristic stylization reminiscent of our cultural and artisan past. I especially enjoy designing jewelry. I am always looking for something different to incorporate into my ideas, striving to be at the vanguard in the styles with which I deal.
"To create my jewelry, I first take a prototype of the design. I make a model with brass. It is mounted on a silver sheet, covered with a gummy paint, and burned in a petroleum flame to smoke the design. It is cleaned of impurities and polished. Each product that I design and craft is made of fine silver with Italian alloys and anti-oxidants to exceed the expectations of the most demanding clients."
Francisco Sánchez signs his work as Citlali, meaning "Star" in the Náhuatl language. "That way, everyone wearing my designs has a star to accompany them," explains Sánchez.
19 Testimonials for Francisco Sanchez
quality and aesthetics of artist Francisco Sanchez is excellent. I look forward to other creations from him!
beautiful. i would buy them in a larger size as well!!!! love-thank you
The small earrings I purchased are of exceptional craftsman and quality. The earring was crafted so that when placed on the ear it would lay in a way to show off the design. The design is unique and beautiful.
I bought a lovely pair of earrings made by Francisco Sanchez, and wear them every time I want something in silver with black accents, which is very frequently. Love them!
The frog earrings are just the right size, it almost seems as though the frogs are hanging by my ear lobes and I love it. Thank you they are the perfect size.
Francisco, I bought a pair of the White Heron dangle earrings, and that's all I wore on my ears! And EVERYONE who stood next to me in a line in the market or store would say how perfect the detailing is and how graceful and 'really flying' they seem. One day one fell off in the woods when I was taking my dog for a walk. She and I both looked, but I guess the little plastic backer had fallen off. I was SO SAD and felt undressed with my Herons. AND WORSE, you had taken them off your site. Well, when you began making them, I snatched a pair with great relief, and now I have one extra in case of another disaster! I would buy all of your earrings if I could. They are perfect examples of the difference between the true beauty of hand-made and machine-made. There is no comparison. Thank you for your art. -Sue
My White Heron earrings are my favorite pair of earrings that I own, and I wear them ALL the time. Every time I do, so many people ask me where I got them, so I hope you've had a lot of orders for them. Then, I took my dog for a walk in the woods, forgetting to put on catch on the back of one of them, and it is gone! I have kept hoping it would turn up, as we go the same way every time we go there, but I guess I will need to order another. I feel lost without them!!! Thank you for your beautiful work.
Thank you so much for the Aztez Seashell earrings. They were perfect! My sister loved them too, and is now shopping with Novica.
I have just received my bangle "" COUNTRY LIFE "" Wow what a piece.There is so much detail,I just cant stop staring at it.It truly is a beautiful piece.I love shopping at NOVICA,I look at other sites from around the world but always come back,no others compare. Thanks again Francisco,I will definately be back. Kim Western Australia
I received the Turquoise and amethyst pendant necklace, 'Nahuatl Butterfly' today. What a gorgeous and stunning piece of jewelry! Thank you for bringing so much beauty to my world!
Purchased Aztec Aura earrings. I was drawn to them because of their interesting shape and design.They are well crafted and beautiful to wear. They hold a special place in my heart because my husband grew up in the delegación of Azcapozalco in Mexico City. I love the fact that I can have a little piece of Mexico with me in Australia. Muchas gracias Señor Sanchez.
Xico Flower is the name of the earrings I reviewed and praised for originality of design and other virtues.
The earrings are original in design and light on the ear lobes. I like them very much and enjoy the movement factor. I will look again at Francisco Sanchez' works when shopping for gifts. Thank you.
I love Francisco's jewelry. This jewelry captures the beautiful folk art design of ancient Mexico. I now have a few pieces and look forward to purchasing more.
Hello Francisco, I bought the Water Hyacinth earrings you made. They are as beautiful in life as they are in the picture on the website. My family also thinks they are beautiful. Keep up the good work.