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Unique Handmade Jewelry Designers represented in Bend, Oregon

Sarah Graham Oregon Custom Jewelry

Before embarking on her true calling, Sarah lived many different lives, yet in looking back from the vantage point of a jewelry designer with a loyal following of discriminating women clamoring for her jewelry, it seems as if all of her life's choices have been leading up to this. Sarah's mother was a multi-talented craft artist and Sarah's childhood was surrounded with the colorful workings of tapestries and other objects d' art. Her artistic cravings remained with her throughout her life, yet she went on to earn a bachelor's degree in International Business. She worked in that field for a while and then realized that her true path lay elsewhere. Sarah had designed a bracelet as a gift for her sister, and she tracked down a jeweler who could produce it. So entranced was she by the beauty of the process, the skill that was necessary to beautifully combine nature and fashion, that she decided to make jewelry her life. In order to turn her dreams into reality, Sarah dedicated herself to learning all aspects of jewelry making, remaining undaunted by the prospect of earning a living as an artist. She worked in a jewelry retail store for a year, utilizing one of her days off to work alongside the bench jeweler. She then spent two years traveling the world, gaining inspiration from the jewelry she saw in museums, galleries and stores. Upon her return, Sarah obtained an apprenticeship under a master goldsmith and for two years she painstakingly perfected all aspects of her talent before moving on to a full time job as a bench jeweler, which she held until she branched out on her own in 2000.