Sarah studied silversmithing and three dimensional jewelry design at Loughborough University in England where she created jewelry models in paper as preparation for larger works. Soon Sarah realized she preferred paper as a medium instead of traditional metals; thus her line of jewelry was born.
With patience and precision - pressing hundreds of rivets by hand, for example - she creates not just jewelry, but striking works of art from sustainable Japanese textile papers.
The laser cut folds are designed to expand and contract.
Sarah's highest profile commission to date has been a range of jewelry for Angelina Jolie to wear in the film, A Mighty Heart, based on the memoirs of Mariane Pearl.
As one who also makes paper jewelry, I asked Sarah how she fields questions of wearability. I can so relate to her reply:
"...I love the natural, tactile nature of paper and I feel that a fixative would taint it. I don't like shiny, false looking surfaces and to me, treating an item in a way in which it was intended, is important. I always get, "What happens if it rains??" which frustrates me a lot! I've taken to saying "Well you wouldn't wear a pair of silk shoes in the rain, would you?!"
Sarah's jewelry can be purchased via Saloukee.