This week has been crazy busy for us here at White Bear Jewelry. Creating a new line is always stressful, exciting, and ultimately fun. This week I wanted to share a little bit with you about what goes on behind the scenes here at White Bear Jewelry, a little something about who helps me through my process and what inspires me to create.
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First, this is me! Sarah Stewart-Skelton, designer and creator here at White Bear Jewelry. I began making jewelry when I was first diagnosed with NASH (a liver disease that was discovered just a few years ago and is being studied). I am not allowed to hold regular work because of the symptoms so I needed to find something that I loved and do it. And I found shiny things and started putting them together! Since then I have reached out and learned so many new techniques. I have obtained my certificate in jewelry design from The New York Institute of Art and Design in Manhattan, NYC. So exciting for me YAY!!! Wire working and simple metal working are my current forte but I am quickly learning more advanced metal working skills. So look out world here I come! I am inspired by a lot of cultures around the world. I have always valued my freedom and fantasized about the gypsy lifestyle. So it was easy for me to design bohemian jewelry. I am also inspired by Steampunk and enjoy tinkering with watches, watch parts and vintage findings. I love nature and the glorious things that God has created. The colors and textures found in nature are amazing. I use natural objects such as gems and sea shells as much as I can. I truly enjoy working with silver and copper. I am also an artist and enjoy drawing and painting. Patterns fascinate me.