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Featured Seller: SaaraReidsema

Jan 10, 2011

by SaaraReidsema

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Saara Reidsema, and I live and work in San Francisco, CA with my handsome husband, Frank Lee. My parents and grandparents were jewelers, so it made sense that I was named after Finnish designer Saara Hopea Untracht, who was married to Oppi Untracht. Oppi wrote what some consider to be the jeweler’s bible, Jewelry: Concepts and Technology.

My parents were creative artisan jewelers and worked from home. I was never told, “You can’t do that.” Instead my parents would say, “Okay, go do it, and let me know if you need help.” When I was 6, my 9-year-old sister was too afraid to go to bed at night because she had watched vampire movies on Creature Features. I decided to protect her from the evil undead by making wax crucifixes that my dad then cast in silver. My mom gave one to my grandmother, who owned a retail jewelry store, and soon Gramma started placing orders.

I worked for a large Bay Area repair and manufacturing sweatshop for 6 years. I was paid by the piece to repair all kinds of jewelry, set stones,  and finish rough castings. I learned most of my finer skills there and how to be very quick at the bench — and how to swear in Vietnamese, Spanish and Farsi! I can technically make just about anything, in regard to jewelry, but am just now exploring design and testing my understanding of metal and stones. It’s kind of funny: I am working in the reverse order of most people, who design first, then develop their craft. Ten years ago my mom would give me a batch of wax rings to cast in gold. She would get upset with me because I would inevitably true up the shanks, even up prongs, and basically turn her rings into pieces that looked commercial and ruined her designs — but now I get it.

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Apart from creating things, what do you do?

Cooking is a passion, so I started a pop-up/underground restaurant that allows me to get my food groove on. I also do small product and event photography for friends and acquaintances. While I am working at the bench I listen to books on MP3. My husband and I also attend most of the local film festivals.

What first made you want to become an artist?

I have never defined myself as an artist. I believe that, more often than not, there is a solid line between art, craft, and skill. But to answer the question in a general context, I finally realized a year ago that,  in order to be happy, I needed to be self-employed. I am most satisfied when making things. Creating objects that people have an emotional connection to — you can’t beat that!

Please describe your creative process.

The majority of my business is custom work, so collaboration and working with rough concepts to produce a piece of jewelry is a huge creative motivator. I am a process junkie. Any excuse to buy and learn new tools is exploited. For example, I bought a tap and die set for a custom sapphire and gold earring plug. Since I often recycle clients’ stones and metal, custom design allows me to work in a larger variety of stones, metals and alloys than I would have available for my personal work.

Right now I am having a love affair with fabricating through fusing, especially high karat gold, platinum and fine silver — it is a simple but newish process for me and incredibly satisfying. I also work in ceramics and am finding that I can now work metals like clay. Ironically, people think some of my stuff is made from PMC, which I have not yet added to my materials!

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What handmade possession do you most cherish?

A funky gold cuff bracelet my grandfather made for my grandmother in the ’70s.

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?

Don’t be afraid to just go for it. Even if your photos aren’t the way you want them to be, or your banner isn’t perfect, keep pushing forward. Spend some time on the site and learn from other people. Etsy has an amazing community that shares its resources, so make sure you utilize it!

What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?

Every time I think of a new feature, you guys beat me to the punch! I love Etsy and how it is constantly evolving. I’m thrilled to be a happy passenger on the Etsy Train.

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How do you promote your work?

So far most of my business comes from word of mouth. I have a website, just started a Facebook page, and I’m a very lax tweeter. I also have a short video made by my husband. I plan to participate in a number of retail and wholesale shows this year.

In ten years, where would you like to be?

I would like be successful at having lured/nagged/worn down my husband (a brilliant designer and architect) into designing a jewelry line, a lamp line, and a drawer pull line, and possibly a ceramic tile line. I’d also like to be in my studio, puttering about with a wild, messy garden nearby. Oh, and in that studio I would like a laser welder, a CNC mill, a 3D printer, a fat cat, and a lazy dog.

Featured Seller Archive

14k Rose Gold Faceted Stud Earrings
14k Rose Gold Faceted Stud Earrings
SaaraReidsema
$90.00 USD
Alphabet letter stud earrings in Sterling Silver
Alphabet letter stud earrings in Sterling Silver
SaaraReidsema
$38.00 USD
14k Rose Gold Circle Drop Earrings
14k Rose Gold Circle Drop Earrings
SaaraReidsema
$120.00 USD
Sterling silver handmade linked chain
Sterling silver handmade linked chain
SaaraReidsema
$260.00 USD
14k Gold Organic Band
14k Gold Organic Band
SaaraReidsema
$220.00 USD
Teardrop Link Hammered Necklace / Chain
Teardrop Link Hammered Necklace / Chain
SaaraReidsema
$240.00 USD
14k rose gold circle pendant / necklace
14k rose gold circle pendant / necklace
SaaraReidsema
$110.00 USD
Stack of Twig Rings /  Sterling and 14k Y Gold
Stack of Twig Rings / Sterling and 14k Y Gold
SaaraReidsema
$300.00 USD
Watermelon Tourmaline Raw Crystal Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
Watermelon Tourmaline Raw Crystal Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold
SaaraReidsema
$320.00 USD
Sterling Silver Cocktail Picks - Barware - 1 Set of 6
Sterling Silver Cocktail Picks - Barware - 1 Set of 6
SaaraReidsema
$180.00 USD
6mm rose cut moonstone in 14k yellow gold
6mm rose cut moonstone in 14k yellow gold
SaaraReidsema
$280.00 USD
Rose cut gray sapphire in 14k yellow gold
Rose cut gray sapphire in 14k yellow gold
SaaraReidsema
$440.00 USD
Sterling link jumble necklace
Sterling link jumble necklace
SaaraReidsema
$280.00 USD
Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Bangle
Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Bangle
SaaraReidsema
$240.00 USD
14k Rose Gold Stud Earrings
14k Rose Gold Stud Earrings
SaaraReidsema
$75.00 USD
Organic Shape Pure Silver Bands Set of 3
Organic Shape Pure Silver Bands Set of 3
SaaraReidsema
$98.00 USD
Rose Cut Black Spinel 14K Yellow Gold Ring
Rose Cut Black Spinel 14K Yellow Gold Ring
SaaraReidsema
$360.00 USD
Heart Stud Earrings in oxidized sterling silver
Heart Stud Earrings in oxidized sterling silver
SaaraReidsema
$28.00 USD
Silver wavy ring. Wavy wedding band. Stacking ring.
Silver wavy ring. Wavy wedding band. Stacking ring.
SaaraReidsema
$90.00 USD
Silver and Diamond Ring Set
Silver and Diamond Ring Set
SaaraReidsema
$220.00 USD
Rectangle 14k Earrings / Posts
Rectangle 14k Earrings / Posts
SaaraReidsema
$90.00 USD
40mm recycled sterling silver twig hoops
40mm recycled sterling silver twig hoops
SaaraReidsema
$80.00 USD
Branch / Twig Ring / Band 14k Y Gold
Branch / Twig Ring / Band 14k Y Gold
SaaraReidsema
$440.00 USD
Floating Teardrop /  Pure Silver and Diamond Pendant
Floating Teardrop / Pure Silver and Diamond Pendant
SaaraReidsema
$160.00 USD
Sterling Silver Cocktail Picks - 1 each Bar Accessory
Sterling Silver Cocktail Picks - 1 each Bar Accessory
SaaraReidsema
$30.00 USD
Wide Silver Band with .10ct Diamond
Wide Silver Band with .10ct Diamond
SaaraReidsema
$340.00 USD
1 Sterling Silver Twig Ring
1 Sterling Silver Twig Ring
SaaraReidsema
$28.00 USD
5mm Rose Cut Moissanite Solitaire in Sterling Silver
5mm Rose Cut Moissanite Solitaire in Sterling Silver
SaaraReidsema
$280.00 USD
18k Yellow gold bracelet / cuff
18k Yellow gold bracelet / cuff
SaaraReidsema
$1,240.00 USD
18k Gold Twisting Vine Ring
18k Gold Twisting Vine Ring
SaaraReidsema
$740.00 USD
Layered River Stone 14k W Gold Ring
Layered River Stone 14k W Gold Ring
SaaraReidsema
$300.00 USD
Faceted Sterling Silver Bead Pendant
Faceted Sterling Silver Bead Pendant
SaaraReidsema
$120.00 USD
Square Sterling Studs
Square Sterling Studs
SaaraReidsema
$32.00 USD
14k and Silver Circle in Circle Pendant
14k and Silver Circle in Circle Pendant
SaaraReidsema
$280.00 USD
Wide Pure SIlver Diamond Ring
Wide Pure SIlver Diamond Ring
SaaraReidsema
$260.00 USD
14k Y Heart with Diamond Pendant
14k Y Heart with Diamond Pendant
SaaraReidsema
$220.00 USD
Handmade 30 inch Sterling Silver Chain
Handmade 30 inch Sterling Silver Chain
SaaraReidsema
$280.00 USD
Sapphire Ring
Sapphire Ring
SaaraReidsema
$110.00 USD
Rough Raw Natural Tsavorite Garnet Green Gemstone ring Recycled 14k Gold
Rough Raw Natural Tsavorite Garnet Green Gemstone ring Recycled 14k Gold
SaaraReidsema
$320.00 USD
14k Y Gold Circle Stud Earrings
14k Y Gold Circle Stud Earrings
SaaraReidsema
$120.00 USD
Twig Bracelets Sterling Silver Set of 3
Twig Bracelets Sterling Silver Set of 3
SaaraReidsema
$120.00 USD
Floating Drop / Pure Silver and Diamond Pendant
Floating Drop / Pure Silver and Diamond Pendant
SaaraReidsema
$110.00 USD
14k Gold Circle Pendant on an Oxidized Sterling Silver Chain
14k Gold Circle Pendant on an Oxidized Sterling Silver Chain
SaaraReidsema
$320.00 USD
Pure Silver with Cognac Diamond Ring
Pure Silver with Cognac Diamond Ring
SaaraReidsema
$120.00 USD
3mm round rose gold stud earrings
3mm round rose gold stud earrings
SaaraReidsema
$75.00 USD
Long Rectangular Earrings Sterling Silver
Long Rectangular Earrings Sterling Silver
SaaraReidsema
$50.00 USD
Oxidized Recycled Silver Bracelet
Oxidized Recycled Silver Bracelet
SaaraReidsema
$30.00 USD
Square Link Sterling Silver Bracelet
Square Link Sterling Silver Bracelet
SaaraReidsema
$30.00 USD
Hammered Sterling Silver Chain Necklace
Hammered Sterling Silver Chain Necklace
SaaraReidsema
$180.00 USD
Faceted Stud Earrings - Faceted Earrings - Sterling Silver Facted Stud Earrings
Faceted Stud Earrings - Faceted Earrings - Sterling Silver Facted Stud Earrings
SaaraReidsema
$38.00 USD
Oxidized Asymetrical Circle Sterling Silver Necklace
Oxidized Asymetrical Circle Sterling Silver Necklace
SaaraReidsema
$180.00 USD
Ouroboros Snake Ring in 14k Gold
Ouroboros Snake Ring in 14k Gold
SaaraReidsema
$260.00 USD
Faceted Sterling Silver Band
Faceted Sterling Silver Band
SaaraReidsema
$98.00 USD
Diamonds /  Pure Silver Solitaire Stacking Rings
Diamonds / Pure Silver Solitaire Stacking Rings
SaaraReidsema
$220.00 USD
Sweet little sterling silver stud earrings
Sweet little sterling silver stud earrings
SaaraReidsema
$28.00 USD
Pure Silver Cuff Bracelets one with 3 / 3pt Diamonds
Pure Silver Cuff Bracelets one with 3 / 3pt Diamonds
SaaraReidsema
$260.00 USD
Rose Cut Moissanite Ring, Engagement ring, Solitaire Ring, Yellow Gold, Alternative Engagement
Rose Cut Moissanite Ring, Engagement ring, Solitaire Ring, Yellow Gold, Alternative Engagement
SaaraReidsema
$540.00 USD
Faceted stud earrings with diamonds in solid 14k yellow gold
Faceted stud earrings with diamonds in solid 14k yellow gold
SaaraReidsema
$260.00 USD
Diamond and Silver Bangle
Diamond and Silver Bangle
SaaraReidsema
$370.00 USD
Stack of 3 Sterling Silver Twig Rings
Stack of 3 Sterling Silver Twig Rings
SaaraReidsema
$70.00 USD

302 comments

  • galstudio

    galstudio said 7 years ago

    Fabulous, I love the simplicity of your designs!

  • ElegantPartyBoutique

    ElegantPartyBoutique said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 7 years ago

    Lovely! Great work!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 7 years ago

    Very simple. Very natural. Very beautiful.

  • ekra

    ekra said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Your work is stunning!

  • Earleyimages

    Earleyimages said 7 years ago

    Beautiful works

  • missbelluk

    missbelluk said 7 years ago

    LOVE the circles necklace!

  • QueenofCuffs

    QueenofCuffs said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work and an amazing detailed knowledge of your craft. Saara I am in awe of the diversity of your interests and what you find time to do. Inspirational.

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign said 7 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful simplicity. Excellent work-- great story too, it looks like this craft runs in your blood. Congrats on your success:)

  • iroirocrafts

    iroirocrafts said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful work! I particularly love your hammered silver rings, simple and textured. Congratulations!

  • studiopainters

    studiopainters said 7 years ago

    beautiful jewelry with great design and color.

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 7 years ago

    truly beautiful! :) congrats on being featured :) xox

  • simplyworn

    simplyworn said 7 years ago

    I love her true grit great piece...thanks for sharing

  • NellieFellow

    NellieFellow said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work. Simple and classy.

  • ArtPhotosDiana

    ArtPhotosDiana said 7 years ago

    Love her relaxed, elegant style. Many thanks for the interview.

  • robertacummings

    robertacummings said 7 years ago

    Great interview, beautiful jewellry, what an interesting lady! :)

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Great to read your story, I love the structured yet free spirited feeling to your work.

  • karoart

    karoart said 7 years ago

    Your pieces are exceptional in their simplicity. Congratulations on your skill and talent.

  • MondayTaylor

    MondayTaylor said 7 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful! Congratulations!

  • MorningStarLoft

    MorningStarLoft said 7 years ago

    Great article! I love that you mention your husband - I'm also encouraging my husband to start his own Etsy shop. It seems to me that women are more comfortable putting their creative efforts on display. Keep up the great work!

  • MarshiaCy

    MarshiaCy said 7 years ago

    :o) Really lovely interview! Great that you have the support of your parents!

  • OPosies

    OPosies said 7 years ago

    S imply U nique C reations C ongratulations on making E tsy's Top Seller & thank you for S haring your S tory

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful work!!! Congrats! =)

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Beautiful work!

  • dixiediva83

    dixiediva83 said 7 years ago

    So many pretty pieces... can't decide which is my favorite!! I too am guilty at always picking up and learning new tools. (Today I am texturing the walls of my hubby's man cave with my trusty new drywall trowel! yay for new ventures!)

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 7 years ago

    Jewelry, a pop-up restaurant, and photography too! Wow, do you ever sleep? Thanks for the advice and inspiration!!

  • AeridesDesigns

    AeridesDesigns said 7 years ago

    Such a great story, what an interesting background! and beautiful work too of course.

  • oguerrero

    oguerrero said 7 years ago

    Very Unique and beautiful pieces! Congrats! :)

  • sparkleandstorm

    sparkleandstorm said 7 years ago

    Such pretty jewelry! I love the geometric designs

  • museumshop

    museumshop said 7 years ago

    Wonderful creations. Beautiful jewelry Congratulation on being featured by ETSY

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 7 years ago

    I like the beauty in your pieces by not overloading them with stuff. Congrats

  • TheVinylChalkboard

    TheVinylChalkboard said 7 years ago

    This is Awesome! Beautiful Work!

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article! You work is simply stunning!

  • funkyhomosapiens

    funkyhomosapiens said 7 years ago

    Hheh:) That's such a great detail about you being named after Saara Hopea (Greetings from Finland!:)). Lovely feauture, very interesting:) Onnea = Congrats! x x x

  • ghettovinyl

    ghettovinyl said 7 years ago

    Very beautiful jewelry, and your story is very inspiring! Good luck and all the best!

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard said 7 years ago

    Great Advice, And Beautiful Stuff!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  • paulahiga

    paulahiga said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • pengadore

    pengadore said 7 years ago

    I love your rings! Congrats on the feature!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 7 years ago

    Nice work and great story!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    Yea to supportive parents! Beautiful designs. Continued success to you.

  • KiwiStudioJewelry

    KiwiStudioJewelry said 7 years ago

    Lovely work!!

  • ohsusannasjewelry

    ohsusannasjewelry said 7 years ago

    Lovely work. Congrats on the interview!

  • ohsusannasjewelry

    ohsusannasjewelry said 7 years ago

    Lovely work. Congrats on the interview!

  • PleasantPeninsula

    PleasantPeninsula said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! You make such beautiful things. I love the tiny gold pendant drop necklaces! So sweet and simple.

  • plazko

    plazko said 7 years ago

    Love the purity and originality of your design. wish you good luck.

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 7 years ago

    Love your chains. Beautiful piece. Nice to know you better.

  • EminenceDesign

    EminenceDesign said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful designs that just seem to have a natural, earthy flow to them - love it! Congrats on creating something so lovely!

  • DeepBlueNotion

    DeepBlueNotion said 7 years ago

    Great feature! Congrats!

  • JessycaRochelle

    JessycaRochelle said 7 years ago

    your work is so elegant and artistic yet simple. LOVE THEM!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 7 years ago

    Lovely pieces, congrats on the feature!!

  • laiseoriginals

    laiseoriginals said 7 years ago

    I love your story and the way you tell it...so very amusing and inspirational at the same time! Your work is just beautiful,I absolutely adore the ring in the top photo. Congrats to you!

  • melaniegracedesigns

    melaniegracedesigns said 7 years ago

    Your work is fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

  • iWALLS

    iWALLS said 7 years ago

    I love your work!!! Great post!

  • iWALLS

    iWALLS said 7 years ago

    I love your work!!! Great post!

  • BlkSheepProductions

    BlkSheepProductions said 7 years ago

    Good Lord, you sound awesome! Your ten year projection is brilliant, too (We have soft spots for messy gardens, fat cats, and amazing studios).

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 7 years ago

    Wonderful story and beautiful designs!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 7 years ago

    Great article

  • dabbledesigns

    dabbledesigns said 7 years ago

    Love your story and the inspiration and support of your folks :)

  • aTempestinaTeapot

    aTempestinaTeapot said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on featured seller!! Thank you for an inspiring interview, I wish you the best of luck with your shop and everything else!!

  • SmilingGirlStudio

    SmilingGirlStudio said 7 years ago

    I love your final comments about a fat cat and a lazy dog at your feet in the studio : ) Beautiful work, keep it going! AND congratulations!

  • ThimbleFairies

    ThimbleFairies said 7 years ago

    Beautiful pieces!! Thank you for sharing.

  • aTempestinaTeapot

    aTempestinaTeapot said 7 years ago

    Your work is beautiful and did I say inspiring?? Thanks so much for a great interview!!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    Congrats to you, plus enjoyed reading your story, wish you continued success in your lovely shop.

  • TBMarie

    TBMarie said 7 years ago

    Wow,great story! Congrats!

  • peacebird

    peacebird said 7 years ago

    Love your work, philosophy and vibe! This gorgeous pendant is calling my name... http://www.etsy.com/listing/65545277/australian-opal-in-sterling-silver Happy gardening, too :)

  • HollamamaStudio

    HollamamaStudio said 7 years ago

    I really liked your story...& the simplicity of the shapes! good luck with all your wishes!

  • Peaceseedsbeading

    Peaceseedsbeading said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous designs! And great interview! I love your family work ethic! ps. thanks for the blast from the past! I watched Creature Feature when i was a kid too! best wishes and continued success in 2011!

  • doodlekreations

    doodlekreations said 7 years ago

    beautiful work ! I love your photography. Congrats !

  • modernbird

    modernbird said 7 years ago

    i enjoyed reading your interview, congrats! beautiful work :)

  • ijamawa

    ijamawa said 7 years ago

    wow beautiful work and i love handmade

  • JRockJewelry

    JRockJewelry said 7 years ago

    What an inspiring interview....I love hearing the story behind the art! Thank You!

  • CarlasFunkyArt

    CarlasFunkyArt said 7 years ago

    Yeah! Great story...and I LOVE that hammered ring! :D

  • RoseyFinch

    RoseyFinch said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! I want to learn all that...

  • PKJewelryDesigns

    PKJewelryDesigns said 7 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • retroreclaim

    retroreclaim said 7 years ago

    Thank you fro creating beautiful art! and I love that you stay so busy doing all sorts of creative stuff! congrats on the feature! Moxie

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 7 years ago

    What a multi-talented person. I love it!

  • FireandIceCreations

    FireandIceCreations said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • sonjafive20

    sonjafive20 said 7 years ago

    Wonderful story and a great inspiration! I'm just learning to solder and it's so fantastic to hear people like you discuss your beginnings! Thank you for sharing!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 7 years ago

    beautiful jewelry and inspiring story. i love to hear about supportive families!

  • sevinayatesart

    sevinayatesart said 7 years ago

    love this , my daughter is just starting to learn jewellry making she is ten and unstoppable so now by default im interested in the process too ! great to read :-)

  • HadaraTLV

    HadaraTLV said 7 years ago

    Nice style

  • LemonLoveJewelry

    LemonLoveJewelry said 7 years ago

    The result of your process is flawlessness. I just started with soldering and setting stones, and now that I know the kind of work that goes into it, and what a careful hand and meticulous eye is required, I can say that! Best of luck! Amber @ LemonLove Jewelry

  • DaisiesandDamsels

    DaisiesandDamsels said 7 years ago

    Beautiful items!

  • MilenaDesigns

    MilenaDesigns said 7 years ago

    Absolutely inspiring!

  • awestruckkk

    awestruckkk said 7 years ago

    beautiful simplicity!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, simple designs! Love it. Thanks for sharing...great feature! All the best!

  • PatinaArtsAlchemy

    PatinaArtsAlchemy said 7 years ago

    How lucky you were to have grown up in that creative environment! Like hearing you talk about "the process."

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels said 7 years ago

    Lovely jewelry! Congratulations on your success :)

  • Pinkpjs

    Pinkpjs said 7 years ago

    Hopefully parents will read this & know how much their support & encouragement really means to children!

  • TheGreenPoet

    TheGreenPoet said 7 years ago

    cool! good luck

  • TheGreenPoet

    TheGreenPoet said 7 years ago

    cool! good luck

  • ivoryAndOrange

    ivoryAndOrange said 7 years ago

    Elegant and timeless. Thank you for sharing and congratulations!

  • pinkbijou

    pinkbijou said 7 years ago

    Love your work!

  • tinygalaxies

    tinygalaxies said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful work - I want everything in your shop!

  • lindab142

    lindab142 said 7 years ago

    Great story - thanks for sharing. I love the circles necklace too. And the encouragement about sticking with it, there are some days I want to sell all my supplies and chuck it.

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 7 years ago

    Congrats! Beautiful works.

  • DeannePace

    DeannePace said 7 years ago

    Love your story and your work!

  • brandmojointeriors

    brandmojointeriors said 7 years ago

    I love this feature!!! I bet your hands are about as rough as mine. Thanks for keeping artisan jewelery alive and well! You have an amazing talent.

  • renarockwellart

    renarockwellart said 7 years ago

    Your story brings me back to my silversmithing days. Congrats on your feature. I love the gold ring featured.

  • blossom

    blossom said 7 years ago

    I enjoyed your interview, love your work! It's funny you mentioned your sisiter watching Creature Feature {i used to love it}. I was neighbors with the guy "Dr. Paul Bearer" who hosted the show out of Tampa...small world :)

  • Caracarmina

    Caracarmina said 7 years ago

    Very interesting interview! and lovely jewelry! :)

  • OlgaBreretonMelilot

    OlgaBreretonMelilot said 7 years ago

    Lovely work! lucky you, Saara, my parents always told me "don't be stupid" when i was creating.. anyway we all should go for the best))

  • mcldrygoods

    mcldrygoods said 7 years ago

    great pieces! love the minimalist design. :)

  • MoStAnythingHawaii

    MoStAnythingHawaii said 7 years ago

    Love your work and your encouraging story!

  • kristincoffin

    kristincoffin said 7 years ago

    Oooo, laser welder. I can only dream of ever owning one of those! (But I hope your dream comes true) I love your story of how you came into goldsmithing! A family of artists, an understanding of the technical, and later your own designs. My bio follows a very similar storyline of artistic upbringing, to bench jeweler employments, to business owner later. I love your story, and very witty and welcoming too. Thanks for sharing, and best of luck with your new adventures.

  • theearlygirl

    theearlygirl said 7 years ago

    The perfect way to raise a child---with the idea that nothing is impossible!

  • JdeSignSbyJay

    JdeSignSbyJay said 7 years ago

    Great story! You have some very lovely pieces in your shop. I think it's really neat that you are a part of a family of jewelers. Congratulations on being the featured seller!!

  • seaoats

    seaoats said 7 years ago

    i so enjoyed reading your story! thanks for sharing. your jewelry is beautiful! :)

  • jenyee28

    jenyee28 said 7 years ago

    I have commissioned 2 works of art from Saara... she made a gorgeous pendant and chain from my blue sapphire that I wear every day and she also made my husband's subtle blingy wedding band. Her work is amazing, she is super fast, and is very accomodating and flexible in the design process. She truly can make anything you want!

  • HollyDaise

    HollyDaise said 7 years ago

    Fantastic work! Talent and skills - a valuable combination! Thanks for sharing. Hx

  • StudioCybele

    StudioCybele said 7 years ago

    Beautiful works!

  • LaBellaCandela

    LaBellaCandela said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • tuckooandmoocow

    tuckooandmoocow said 7 years ago

    Wonderful work and fantastic interview!

  • IsthatMyDrink

    IsthatMyDrink said 7 years ago

    Love, Love Love your jewelry - and go S.F.!

  • MotherMine

    MotherMine said 7 years ago

    That's my girl. I personally love the video my handsome son-in-law created. Mom

  • LCVintageJewelry

    LCVintageJewelry said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing your story.

  • bittersweetz

    bittersweetz said 7 years ago

    WOW! Stunning!!!!!

  • TashinaFalene

    TashinaFalene said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Congrats on the feature, your story is really inspiring!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 7 years ago

    interesting

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 7 years ago

    The simplicity of your work is just stunning. Thank you for the encouragement and all the best with your wish list :)

  • moxiedeluxe

    moxiedeluxe said 7 years ago

    Love your work and love your story! Thanks for sharing!

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage said 7 years ago

    great interview of a great seller.

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 7 years ago

    Great Article...and great shop! Thanks so much for sharing and Best Wishes! ;)

  • SarahZambiasiArt

    SarahZambiasiArt said 7 years ago

    Beautiful article. I like what you wrote about what your parents said to you. Youre most fortunate! All the best, your work is great!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 7 years ago

    You were gifted a good life. Congrats to that and your article. Thank you for giving us a little bit of you! Chow SaaraReidsema!

  • ThreefoldDesigns

    ThreefoldDesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! :)

  • LizasWhimsicalArt

    LizasWhimsicalArt said 7 years ago

    I really resonated with what you said about being happy,self employed and creating. Beautiful work! Liza:)

  • iadornu

    iadornu said 7 years ago

    Beautiful works, you are an inspiration!

  • contempojewels

    contempojewels said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • ayelet17

    ayelet17 said 7 years ago

    Awesome Work! Congrats to you!

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 7 years ago

    lovely jewelry!! ♥

  • HeatherRaeCreations

    HeatherRaeCreations said 7 years ago

    beatiful work! love your designs!! <3

  • TZain

    TZain said 7 years ago

    Beautiful pieces and great interview! Thank you for sharing!

  • horizonshine

    horizonshine said 7 years ago

    just beautiful!

  • jascamille

    jascamille said 7 years ago

    I loved every word of this interview. I take your advice to heart.

  • LizaDesign10

    LizaDesign10 said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work, Congratulations!

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 said 7 years ago

    Your work is unique and quite lovely. We're soul mates of a sort. I'm a tool junkie too.

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 7 years ago

    I love your roundabout route to being an artisan and an Etsy shop owner :) Lovely work, congrats on being the featured seller too!

  • sunkae

    sunkae said 7 years ago

    ***Cute Job!***

  • KnittingOleBag

    KnittingOleBag said 7 years ago

    Wonderful interview. Love your jewelry.

  • leatherExpressions

    leatherExpressions said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work. I have chatted with Saara before, great person to talk with. Best of luck!

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 7 years ago

    gorgeous and fantastic talent! Our parents must have been made from the same mold!

  • manicarteest

    manicarteest said 7 years ago

    Hope to see more opal designs, very beautiful.

  • kahanson

    kahanson said 7 years ago

    Enjoyed looking at your jewelry. Nice job.

  • WildeHunt

    WildeHunt said 7 years ago

    Oppi Untracht's books are amazing. Traditional Jewelry of India is one of my favorite jewelry books of all time! Lovely work! You can tell you've really mastered your medium.

  • luxoccasions

    luxoccasions said 7 years ago

    Timeless and Elegant

  • RevivalVintageJewels

    RevivalVintageJewels said 7 years ago

    So fun to read about all you have learned through working in the jewelry business. I'm impressed, encouraged, jealous and in awe over all the various creative things you do. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 7 years ago

    Your designs are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing such an inspiring interview with us.

  • Garden22DesignStudio

    Garden22DesignStudio said 7 years ago

    Your work is gorgeous and your interview was such a fun read. What a cool family history! Best of luck to you!

  • NsewFabrics

    NsewFabrics said 7 years ago

    Lovely work... Very simple & BEAUTIFUL !!!

  • SusanStudio

    SusanStudio said 7 years ago

    loved reading your interview, your work is beautiful.

  • LanternsontheTree

    LanternsontheTree said 7 years ago

    Cool! I love the ten year forecast with the "wild messy garden nearby" and the "fat cat and lazy dog." Love it! I also love your jewelry!

  • 2007musarra

    2007musarra said 7 years ago

    Lovely. I love your space hat is all white with the splashes of color. It reminds me that my space is imperfect and I really need to get a move on, thanks form the inspiration

  • thecareerscrapper

    thecareerscrapper said 7 years ago

    congrats on your feature!

  • deeAndersen

    deeAndersen said 7 years ago

    nice work, good interview

  • terrymillsphoto

    terrymillsphoto said 7 years ago

    Just loved reading about you and your shop. You are a true artist working with the things you love.

  • pawsintheair

    pawsintheair said 7 years ago

    I love your work, congrats on the feature, your shop is a new favorite.

  • EmeraldCut

    EmeraldCut said 7 years ago

    Great sense of humor and so witty! You have such a wonderful and vivid story behind your very cool designs. Great shop!

  • HappyDogButtons

    HappyDogButtons said 7 years ago

    Great work. The ring in the article is beautiful.

  • stacystudios

    stacystudios said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work, interesting article. Thanks

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous work - I love the necklaces!

  • AscendJewelry

    AscendJewelry said 7 years ago

    I enjoyed reading about your family and your experience as a youth. Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing.

  • studio5115

    studio5115 said 7 years ago

    Stunning work! You're an inspiration.

  • rivahside

    rivahside said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous, unique jewelry. I especially love the pearl rings pictured on the bottom.

  • strozzistawzeeh

    strozzistawzeeh said 7 years ago

    "My parents were creative artisan jewelers and worked from home. I was never told, "You can’t do that." Instead my parents would say, "Okay, go do it, and let me know if you need help." " Woooowww! Priceless and the most expensive treasure to keep! A treasure that can't be ruined ,stolen or affected with crises, can't be bankrupt, war or calamities. Congrats!!! your super rich more than you ever know!

  • WhirlGirlGlass

    WhirlGirlGlass said 7 years ago

    How wonderful that you had supportive parents. Thanks for the advice on just pushing though it and learning along the way. After a few mean comments ( not from Etsy people) about my pictures not being professional enough I was ready to take everything down and start over, now I'll take your advice and just keeping going trying to fix what I can when I can, thanks for the support.

  • ShopMarigold

    ShopMarigold said 7 years ago

    beautiful work...congrats and much continued success to you :)

  • WireEffectsbyKendra

    WireEffectsbyKendra said 7 years ago

    Love your work!! Keep it up!!

  • kiteride

    kiteride said 7 years ago

    LOVE the ring! Great work :)

  • thekrazylady

    thekrazylady said 7 years ago

    You sound like an incredible young woman. I have 5 children and 6 grandchilren. I'm a single mom trying to succeed in the world today. I have a desire to keep going and create in whatever I do. I think your attitude is great and I wish you all the luck and support you deserve. Thanks for sharing your great inspiration, it's people like you who keep each other going.

  • MontclairMade

    MontclairMade said 7 years ago

    Wonderful!!!

  • BubbleGumAndButtons

    BubbleGumAndButtons said 7 years ago

    This is a great feature not only to the etsy community but also to a mother and the importance of letting child follow through on their ideas. My children amaze me every day with their out of the box dreams. Look where it got you (with a lot of hard work)! Great Feature, Thanks.

  • monkeyminddesign09

    monkeyminddesign09 said 7 years ago

    Lovely and unique! Really enjoyed your interview. Love that you had such a positive creative family!

  • monkeyminddesign09

    monkeyminddesign09 said 7 years ago

    Lovely and unique! Really enjoyed your interview. Love that you had such a positive creative family!

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful and unique!! What a wonderful Life! Continued success to you!!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry and great story!

  • 2BlackCats

    2BlackCats said 7 years ago

    Wow, your work is organic and beautiful! You are a wonderful artist. Congratulations on the feature!

  • CamileeDesigns

    CamileeDesigns said 7 years ago

    gorgeous work and a quirky artist - great combo.

  • etchedinmetal

    etchedinmetal said 7 years ago

    You were fortunate to be born into a creative family..and brilliant to keep the tradition going in such a beautiful, organic form!!

  • robinwade

    robinwade said 7 years ago

    Love your work! Great interview. I wish you many years of continued creativity. light...

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 7 years ago

    What you said in your interview regarding advice to other etsy-ans really encouraged me. Though not perfect, just go forward. Thank you so much! I do feel very privileged to be a part of the etsy community because of great people like you. The best of luck always! Aloha!

  • EllaJewelry

    EllaJewelry said 7 years ago

    YOU ARE A GREAT HOMAGE TO OPPI UNTRACHT! I LOVE YOUR STORY!

  • ModernShop

    ModernShop said 7 years ago

    Congrats!

  • Handmadebyani

    Handmadebyani said 7 years ago

    Beautiful Work !! keep it up!!

  • bonjourjewellery

    bonjourjewellery said 7 years ago

    Love your great work :)

  • JustColor

    JustColor said 7 years ago

    Love your work and really enjoyed reading this article.

  • TokulVintage

    TokulVintage said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work...and you can swear in four languages...assuming you know how to in English also!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 7 years ago

    I just adore your shop so beautiful !!! Wonderful interview !!! Congrats On FS !!!

  • lenidesigns

    lenidesigns said 7 years ago

    LOVELY!

  • drawingsbydavid

    drawingsbydavid said 7 years ago

    These are such beautiful gems! Love your story too.

  • brienna

    brienna said 7 years ago

    Love that your talent is a gift and a passion passed down through generations; family have such a critical role in cultivating creativity. Good for you and for your parents; art needs more encouragement.

  • FrancesPhotography

    FrancesPhotography said 7 years ago

    I love your creations - I love the designs and minimalistic and raw aspect to them. Many congratulations on your feature.

  • DesiCloe

    DesiCloe said 7 years ago

    I like your style...simple and elegant at the same time! Congratulations on the interview!

  • ArcSquare

    ArcSquare said 7 years ago

    I like your simple style. congratulations.

  • AdeloCreations

    AdeloCreations said 7 years ago

    Great and simply elegant style. Love your shop!

  • chirchi965

    chirchi965 said 7 years ago

    Great shop!! I especially like your rings

  • 31Summers

    31Summers said 7 years ago

    This was an awesome interview!!!! I just loved hearing about how her Mother would get upset because she "fixed" her designs!

  • goddessofchaos1224

    goddessofchaos1224 said 7 years ago

    Saara made my wedding ring and I LOVE it! Can't wait to have extra cash to purchase more of her jewelry. I'm glad I got to learn more about her.

  • CelebrateToday

    CelebrateToday said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for giving us a look at your process. Your work is stunning! Much continued success!

  • SkyLineJewelry

    SkyLineJewelry said 7 years ago

    Inspiring story! You must have so much energy to do all that you do. And, what awesome parents!

  • PrettyPincushions

    PrettyPincushions said 7 years ago

    Wonderful story! I admire your work.

  • PoppyLayneStudio

    PoppyLayneStudio said 7 years ago

    Your jewelry is amazing and your story truly inspiring! Thank you!

  • ArtigianoJewelBox

    ArtigianoJewelBox said 7 years ago

    Great interview - I've got my copy of Untracht's Jewelry: Concepts & Technology right here on my desk!

  • BDVintage

    BDVintage said 7 years ago

    Beautiful and unique fine jewelry. Love your work!

  • jmyoho

    jmyoho said 7 years ago

    I like the ring at the top of this article-simple yet showy.

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 7 years ago

    great article! i love your shop!!

  • amber4you

    amber4you said 7 years ago

    Your jewelry is simply amazing :) I love your style!

  • davidaustingallery

    davidaustingallery said 7 years ago

    Thank you for your inspirational words!

  • ameliatuttle

    ameliatuttle said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful, clean pieces!

  • ayawedding

    ayawedding said 7 years ago

    perfect creations

  • twocutedollclothes

    twocutedollclothes said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! I love it!

  • aoisart

    aoisart said 7 years ago

    I love your work and thank you for sharing your story!

  • Rainbowclothing

    Rainbowclothing said 7 years ago

    Simply beautifull!!!

  • necklush

    necklush said 7 years ago

    love your rings!

  • amradesigns

    amradesigns said 7 years ago

    Great feature and very inspiring!

  • ShowOffDesigns

    ShowOffDesigns said 7 years ago

    Saara, your work is beautiful and it shows your skill and creativity. Thanks for sharing your story.

  • katya323

    katya323 said 7 years ago

    what beautiful work - i can't wait to see all your future creations!

  • maidinheaven

    maidinheaven said 7 years ago

    nice story... thank you for sharing!

  • TheMegaphonist

    TheMegaphonist said 7 years ago

    wow... what earthy amazing beautiful jewelry... its so pleasing to the eye. good job, good luck, and good night...

  • swagalot

    swagalot said 7 years ago

    Love your simple pure designs.

  • ArtByG

    ArtByG said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  • greencouchdesign

    greencouchdesign said 7 years ago

    Love your work! We make custom charms as we'll and are always looking for artists who are trying to create their own "style". I'm a huge fan of the Open Drop 14k Y with Diamond. Beautiful work. Enjoyed hearing about your process. Blessings!

  • dorijenn

    dorijenn said 7 years ago

    Real quality work! Congrats on the feature!

  • HeroDesignStudio

    HeroDesignStudio said 7 years ago

    LOVE your work, it is so beautiful! What don't you do? Pop-up/underground restaurant, I am SO intrigued. I love the way that sounds.

  • zelmarose

    zelmarose said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Three cheers for San Francisco artists!

  • ItalicAmpersand

    ItalicAmpersand said 7 years ago

    WOW! I love your work!! (What is a Pop-up/underground restaurant?)

  • bodegaofplenty

    bodegaofplenty said 7 years ago

    great article- thoroughly enjoyed reading it! I especially love the blump rings.

  • cdjali

    cdjali said 7 years ago

    Very nice article. Your work is impressive!

  • searchnrescue2

    searchnrescue2 said 7 years ago

    There's nothing like reading a fun, exciting interview! Loved yours and your work is beautiful, Much success for you and your husband!

  • deedledumpling

    deedledumpling said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the spotlight Saara!!! Glad I bought those earrings last night!!!!

  • MinxiDesign

    MinxiDesign said 7 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE your pieces. Just beautiful! Best of luck with it all.

  • vanrobmac

    vanrobmac said 7 years ago

    Love your shop!

  • blackgermanshepherd

    blackgermanshepherd said 7 years ago

    Love your shop and I really like YOU! Congrats on this feature!!

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 7 years ago

    Hi neighbor! A wonderful story of how you learned the trade. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to learn how to do metal work like you. Someday when my boys a bigger . . . For now, I manage with whatever I can create using simply needle nose pliers and wire cutters! Congratulations on your feature.

  • Tindales

    Tindales said 7 years ago

    Hi Sara, I once met Oppi Untracht in Newcastle in the 90's. His book is invaluable. He was so funny and interesting I didn't even know it was him until he got up to speak. I Love your style!

  • sweetadornment

    sweetadornment said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the great advice for new shop owners. It's easy to get caught up in how your photos look or your shop banner which takes away from the creative process that brings us all here.

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 7 years ago

    Congrats Saarah! What Beautiful Craftsmanship,Thank You for sharing your story. And Thank you for the Down to Earth Advice. The Pop up/Underground Restaurant sounds Interesting. As I am Addicted to the Food Network. Best Wishes, Tammy

  • getnewart

    getnewart said 7 years ago

    Great artwork! Congrats on this feature!

  • lynntodddesigns

    lynntodddesigns said 7 years ago

    this is a great feature... beautiful work!

  • mmerrittdesigns

    mmerrittdesigns said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous work! I want to be you when I grow up (even though I'm probably older than you).

  • CoutureLife

    CoutureLife said 7 years ago

    Love this story - beautiful pieces!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Continued success in the New Year!!

  • TakeYourPicture

    TakeYourPicture said 7 years ago

    Bellissimi!Wonderful jewelry and story! Sincerly Take Your Picture

  • HerSweetestThing

    HerSweetestThing said 7 years ago

    I love your story. This sentence, "...in order to be happy, I needed to be self-employed...", really touches my heart.

  • snlcreations

    snlcreations said 7 years ago

    Inspiring story, wonderful artist, beautiful work!!

  • ZellerZazzles

    ZellerZazzles said 7 years ago

    Love love love that bezel set ring!!!! GORGEOUS!

  • 3rdgenerationgypsy

    3rdgenerationgypsy said 7 years ago

    I love the "no such thing as an obstacle" attitude ! Lovely products!

  • tascha

    tascha said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous work!!!

  • BlissfullyRandom

    BlissfullyRandom said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story. You are very fortunate to have had such creative influences and support in your life. Here's to your 10 year plan and all the cool stuff for your studio.

  • PetalPetal

    PetalPetal said 7 years ago

    Love your story! Your rings are especially stunning! All the best!

  • VinyardStars

    VinyardStars said 7 years ago

    I'm also in the Bay Area and new to ETSY, have yet to list my first item (have plenty made...), but I'm just trying to figure out shipping. Stories like yours are a great inspiration to "go for it"... love the originality and creativity of your pieces!!

  • Ningswonderworld

    Ningswonderworld said 7 years ago

    love your work

  • HeavenAwaits

    HeavenAwaits said 7 years ago

    congratulations on being a featured seller!!!!.. I am a PROUD owner of one of your Diamond rings and LOVE how the metal is SO smooth around it... I totally get why people think you cast in PMC.. it is truly beautiful and flows like butter =p xo

  • mariesegal

    mariesegal said 7 years ago

    What a great interview Saara. Congratulations. I love that your parents said "Okay, go do it, and let me know if you need help." I am going to do that for my grand daughter. You lucky woman. Blessings.

  • OdodoOriginals

    OdodoOriginals said 7 years ago

    I love hearing people who are skilled in their craft talk with ease and finesse. Great interview!

  • Jewelsies

    Jewelsies said 7 years ago

    love your work. the article made me smile (esp. the last paragraph)...and thanks so much for the inspiring interview! makes me want to just "go for it!"

  • wesellusedgods

    wesellusedgods said 7 years ago

    Awesome Work!

  • cynthiacamerondesign

    cynthiacamerondesign said 7 years ago

    Your work is wonderful and I love that other people like you who make jewelry also have so many of the same interests as me, cooking, dogs, gardens, great husbands. I hope I live long enough to hone my 2 yr. old jewelry skills to your level, but I am going for it. What do I have to lose at 60? Thanks for the inspiration!

  • rubisartnmore

    rubisartnmore said 7 years ago

    How helpful it must have been to have those wonderful words of wisdom from your parents! I like how your work does look very well done. Love the Blump rings!

  • SaaraReidsema

    SaaraReidsema said 7 years ago

    Whew... I have to say.. this has been a roller coaster ride. A lot of fun and EXAUSTING! Thank you all for the amazing support, comments and convos. Google analytics says my shop was visited by 17,347 viewers today...that is a heck of a lot of people!! Thank you Etsy!

  • TatterBeans

    TatterBeans said 7 years ago

    breath taking work and a wonderful interview,,,,

  • VintageParisMarket

    VintageParisMarket said 7 years ago

    very nice

  • lalalandArt

    lalalandArt said 7 years ago

    cool style and great tips!

  • candraboggs

    candraboggs said 7 years ago

    a great amount of respect to you. You have w wonderful craft

  • tweal

    tweal said 7 years ago

    beautiful items, congrats on being featured :)

  • MilestoneDesign

    MilestoneDesign said 7 years ago

    wow amazing!!!

  • GiftsEtMore

    GiftsEtMore said 7 years ago

    It takes an artist to do this. Beautiful creations!

  • PearlyNotes

    PearlyNotes said 7 years ago

    Great work ! Congr.s on this feature...

  • MARYJOHN

    MARYJOHN said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Your work and life is inspiring!

  • tigerbee

    tigerbee said 7 years ago

    Your designs are wonderful and "pure", no wonder you are a success! Congratulations!

  • meatbagz

    meatbagz said 7 years ago

    So beautiful-congratulations on being featured, you obviously deserve it!

  • WanderlustBling

    WanderlustBling said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work. The simple designs let your considerable skill show through.

  • veryinvitingpaper

    veryinvitingpaper said 7 years ago

    Your designs are gorgeous! Congrats.

  • BestBobs

    BestBobs said 7 years ago

    Congrats on all the beautiful magic and energy you create.

  • Chopstik

    Chopstik said 7 years ago

    Great work! I really like your style - everything is different,not cookie cutter!

  • danilore

    danilore said 7 years ago

    I admire you!! I am starting here and everything is new for me!.

  • AdornMeJewelry

    AdornMeJewelry said 7 years ago

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Saara, as gorgeous as your work truly is, your personality shines through brightly and takes center stage. Wonderful interview, Saara, and great choice for featured seller, Etsy!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 7 years ago

    makes me want to get into jewellery making!

  • chicoreeshoppe

    chicoreeshoppe said 7 years ago

    I too would love to have a great studio space (on a very large property) with a cat and dog and a messy garden. Your jewellery history was very inspiring! Good luck with your goals!

  • chicoreeshoppe

    chicoreeshoppe said 7 years ago

    I too would love to have a great studio space (on a very large property) with a cat and dog and a messy garden. Your jewellery history was very inspiring! Good luck with your goals!

  • TheOmegaWorkshop

    TheOmegaWorkshop said 7 years ago

    Omg! That, 'Hammered Sterling Silver Chain Necklace' is gorgeous!!! NOTE TO SELF : Show necklace to husband!!!! lol

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 7 years ago

    I like to read about generations of families who are creative and that your parents encouraged it, without saying, "you can't do that." Great story. I love Etsy!

  • AromaVana

    AromaVana said 7 years ago

    Great story, and very encouraging, THANKS!

  • AromaVana

    AromaVana said 7 years ago

    Great story, and very encouraging, THANKS!

  • ktowersphotography

    ktowersphotography said 7 years ago

    lovely ring, very talented :)

  • ktowersphotography

    ktowersphotography said 7 years ago

    lovely ring, very talented :)

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 7 years ago

    Simple, beautiful creations. I love the oxidized silver bracelet- gorgeous!

  • hiptomylu

    hiptomylu said 7 years ago

    I just ran across your shop the other day and “hearted” you! Now, I find you as a Featured Seller! Your work is truly inspiring. They are truly beautiful works of art. Thank you for sharing your story and your art. – Karen

  • TheKnottyDaughters

    TheKnottyDaughters said 7 years ago

    I love the jewelry, and, even more I love what you were never told..."you can't do that".

  • MorganNichole

    MorganNichole said 6 years ago

    Your work is beautiful, Congrats on your interview.

  • thesosweet1

    thesosweet1 said 6 years ago

    Totally agree on the "I would like a laser welder, a CNC mill, a 3D printer, a fat cat, and a lazy dog." I've got the dog...

  • Dorisroach

    Dorisroach said 6 years ago

    Great story and lovely work.

  • Dorisroach

    Dorisroach said 6 years ago

    Great story and lovely work.

  • Laurensgemstones

    Laurensgemstones said 6 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry. Thanks for sharing

  • ElisaGomez

    ElisaGomez said 6 years ago

    Adorable seller to match her jewelry :)

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