I found Sarah’s line of jewelry on her Etsy shop. Her “roots” felt organic and real. Wearing her creations are a simple way to look down and be reminder that we are all connected. She had makes everything in Michigan and purchasing her creations mean you are supporting an amazing artist who is creating art and jobs in the USA. Here is a little info from her webstore!
In my shop, handmade means that I cut out each shape with a traditional jeweler's hand saw, solder them with my torch, and file and shape the designs by hand. I use hand tools to make every design, and for almost every process (I use a machine, my tumbler, for a final polish and shine, but only after I've hand-sanded and hand-polished each piece!). I've even blacksmithed to make some of my tools by hand, and I welded my own custom workbench to fit my space-conscious studio.
I celebrate the profound meaning that can be packed into the tiniest object: strength, hope, joy, nostalgia. I believe that objects made by hand have an inherent value, embedded in the process of their making. I love the makers mark, the tiny flaws, signatures that reveal the personality of the maker. I believe that objects have memories of their own, and take a part of me with them, that once they leave my hands they begin their own journeys. I love the expansive reach of my jewelry, connecting people through a common idea over a vast landscape.