Monday, March 30, 2015

Flash sale for my Birthday--Today only!!!

Today is my birthday and I'm having a Flash sale just for today to celebrate!  Use coupon code FLASH15 in my online etsy store to save 15% off any purchase! I am going to have a happy day, and I hope that you will too! Its a good day for a treat! Thank you again for all your loyal support!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Road to Health.....

I have not blogged in a long time, because I have been very ill.  After a year and a half of suffering, I finally figured out what caused me to have a variety of mysterious symptoms like: vertigo, joint pain, crushing headaches, memory loss, word retrial loss, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, loss of use of my right arm, loss of strength, tingling in my fingers and toes, loss of feeling in my fingers and toes, partial blindness, and fatigue so complete I could barely do anything.  I was chronically tired, in chronic pain, and my memory was like early onset dementia.  All this from a tiny tick bite that I had on the back of my neck.  It is Lyme Disease.  I have been treating my illness for 15 months now alternating between western and eastern protocols.  I am working full time again, although I do get tired more easily than I used to pre-Lyme.

I have had to adopt some very healthy habits too.  I now eat an anti-inflammatory diet (no wheat, no dairy, and no sugar), practice yoga, and meditate.  I eat organic fruits and veggies, use natural soaps and shampoos, and I am learning about essential oils. I have learned to take better care of myself and to listen to my body. Its startling to see photos of myself from the blog, because my treatment and commitment to health has allowed me to drop over 40 lbs.

I'm excited about participating in a project started by Victoria Takahashi, who challenged jewelers from all over the globe to make one earring a day.  I've made over 80 single earrings already! It has been quite challenging to make an earring a day and then list it on etsy.  Sometimes I have to do them in groups because some days I just do not have studio time!

You can see some great earrings on this pinterest board!

Visit my Etsy shop for single Earring a Day earrings, or put "EAD2015" into the Etsy search bar to see all of my colleagues' fine single earrings! Mix and match and be the artist who designs the pair!  

Next blog, I'll introduce you to my new "Guardian" series.... :D Stay healthy!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Shaping the Forms of Life" Magazine Feature by Cece Nunn

I was thrilled to have freelance writer Cece Nunn write an article about my life and work for the new Wilmington Magazine, "Edge of the Carolinas".  This photo was taken while I was trying to work during the photoshoot for the article!  Orange Slice, our sun conure, was trying to get a better look and used my hair as a ladder.  Although silly, this photo is my favorite image from the article! I've had a few years that have been full of difficulty and now I'm looking forward to making new work!

byzantium brooch by Sara Westermark, 2011

Click on the link below to read the full article:

Sara in the studio with Jasper (green cheek), Orange Slice (sun) and Lemon Head (jenday)

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

making wedding bands from wire

I love the process of turning a length of wire into a wedding ring. 
Here's a brief tour.....

cut length of wires according to the size of band
hammered, formed and ready to solder
after soldering, the rings need lots of filing and sanding
finished rings have a polished interior for comfort and patina
Right now I'm having a sale on my custom handmade wedding bands in my Etsy Store!  I can also sell them individually if you would like just one.  As always thanks for reading!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Medieval Rings and Moon Rings

Today I'll be listing some rings in my Etsy store!  The light was perfect in my studio this morning, so I took photos.  The medieval rings have the barbells through them while the moon rings have the wide bands with holes.

L-R: Tapered Moon Ring with London Blue Topaz, Big Bang Moon Ring with Citrine, Medieval Ring with pink tourmaline, Twin Moon Ring with London Blue and Blue Topaz, Medieval Ring with London Blue Topaz, Aquamarine and green Tourmaline, and Big Bang Moon Ring with Prasiolite.
Don't forget to use coupon code SAVE20 to get your 20% off a purchase of $50 or more!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Save 20% when you spend $50+ at my Etsy store!

Thank you all for being the best customers!  Here's a coupon code to thank you for your continued support of my work. Click here for my Etsy Store or go to  Use coupon code SAVE20.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Wedding Season is Here! Come celebrate it with me!

I have always loved weddings--and I have been to many weddings--some very traditional and some very non-traditional in which the bridesmaids dressed in their favorite comic character/heroine! For me the act of two people pledging their commitment, friendship, and love for each other is very moving and an enduring sign of hope.

I've been excited about the low prices of metal--so why not celebrate it during my wedding season with sales on my wedding bands!

photo by Ben Forster
This picture was taken at an Etsy customer's wedding by photographer Ben Forster.  What a wonderful photo of my square wedding rings These rings were created for my friends April and Mic, who are still blissfully married!

artist photo
At the Orange Street Arts Festival I met a sweet young couple who were both actors.  This was the wedding set created for Tia and Matt which reminded them of tree bark.

handmade round wedding bands, artist photo
Each set of bands are listed in my Etsy shop for $50 off regular prices.  I don't know how long this sale will last, so order soon!

Thanks again for reading!