Hand Printed Christmas S...
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I'm Sara (pronounced Sarah) Firstly, thank you for visiting my shop. This shop is my own little piece of heaven.
From 2000, I'd been studying for a degree and working as a Teaching Assistant with a view to being a teacher. I finally qualified in 2007. In November 2014, I'd been working as a primary school teacher for 7 years, it was stressful but thoroughly rewarding, I thought I'd be doing this forever; when I suffered a nervous breakdown. Looking back I can see how and why but at the time it was completely unexpected. It was the end of a career I loved.
During my recovery, my GP suggested I found something to fill my days, so I started crafting. Firstly using paper, making cards and boxes. I then moved onto making jewellery. I am completely self-taught and I find it very therapeutic, as it takes me away from the world and I lose myself completely in the process of making.
I started making bead bracelets and necklaces. I suffer from Hyper Sensitive Skin where most metal jewellery, yes including precious metals, cause a reaction. So I started making jewellery that had no metal components. This became part of my ethos.
I do make jewellery with metal components and took a course in wire wrapping, to help expand the range.
Mostly, I use small seed beads for beadwork jewellery. I love the nature of sewing beads together to make intricately, detailed unique pieces.
I'm happily married with 2 grown up sons and I live in the beautiful West Sussex Countryside.