I first started selling on Etsy in 2008. I opened a shop named after the pet love of my life, my dog Laila, who passed December 2018. At that time I created custom wood burned bangles. I then moved to selling vintage inspired jewelry with a Victorian twist. I loved the romantic, vintage style of those pieces. Although successful, I wanted to broaden my horizons by starting to work with metals like sterling silver, gold fill, copper, brass and precious metal clay.
My shops Silver Fawn Studio and Jewish Girl were stepping stones to what is now Sarah B. Handcrafted. Many of the pieces I created at that point are similar to what you see here today. Much of my work has been inspired by client requests, which I love.
Sarah B. Handcrafted was created as a single shop where I could showcase all of my favorite themes--from my Jewish heritage to more organic metalwork pieces. Here, I am able to offer Hebrew, right along side English pieces, focusing on themes of love--family love, romantic love, pet love and of course my Alma mater love--Ohio State!
As I continue to grow I hope to offer a wider range of earrings, rings and bracelets to complement my necklaces. I would like to try my hand at soldering pieces and enameling. When this journey first started I didn't realize how much I would grow as an artist or how long it would take (lol!). I suppose I am a work in progress, as we all are!
My dream is to one day open my own brick and mortar handmade store (as well as online shop), showcasing artists from all over the world! Art is one of the most beautiful aspects of life. So when you need some cheering up, do as I do, shop the wonderful world of Etsy!