For quite a while now I have been looking for something more to add to my handmade business. I love crafting and creating, but also know how difficult it can be to juggle time creating and selling with everyday mom life. As an entrepreneur I appreciate the value of collaboration and expanding my sources of income. As I was selling at a recent craft show, I met an amazing woman who is a stylist for Jewelry by Sara Blaine (formerly eSBe designs). We spoke for a few minutes while I fell in love with the jewelry at her table. What drew me in was the variety of styles, quality of each piece and the very reasonable price points for such high end artisan jewelry. I knew I had found what I’d been searching for!
Within a week, I ordered my showcase and added Sara Blaine’s designs to my business. I appreciate that I can sell these fabulous upscale pieces alongside my own handmade jewelry, and can now offer my customers Swarovski crystal birthstones, sterling silver and 14K gold.
The decision for me was not only about how gorgeous the jewelry is, or whether or not it would sell, but a huge factor for me was aligning myself with a fair trade and socially conscious company. Sara is an American designer living in Atlanta Georgia. She designs every piece, inspired by her travels around the world. Sara also sources all of her stones- carefully hand picking which stones will be used and finished to perfection. The artisans and craftsmen who work on each piece are mainly located in Bali, Indonesia. Each piece of jewelry passes between up to 80 sets of hands from start to finish to ensure quality and perfection. These skilled artisans are paid above the regular minimum wage in their country, receive healthcare and paid vacations, while enjoying lunches daily with their families. Jewelry by Sara Blaine is a 100% green company. All orders are completed online, so no paper catalogs are being printed or distributed. The molds used in the jewelry process are biodegradable and re-purposed to build roads and infrastructures in Bali.
All pieces are lead free, zinc free and cadmium free as well. Made with high quality metals, gems and crystals, you’ll see for yourself the value and appeal each piece offers. High end jewelry that can be cherished, without the added costs of jewelry store overheads. Stylists are well compensated; our community is small but growing, and full of women that I have been fortunate to meet.
Please join me in my facebook group, Dream Sparkle Shine , where I share inspiration, the newest pieces, special sales and offers, monthly live sales and more. This group is a positive community of women who love to sparkle and shine and fix each other’s crowns. http://www.facebook.com/groups/dreamsparkleshine