New In Store…

I can’t believe the summer is half over! Boy time flies. I have been busy this summer designing, moulding and casting new pieces. I am excited to debut some of the new designs this coming fall at the Cabbagetown Festival. In the mean time I have posted two new designs in my Etsy shop. Both are pairs of earrings.

The first pair of earrings are a sort of chandelier, stud style earring. They are made up of three graduated cast lace circles. These earrings have great movement and presence. Just today I was told by a woman in a store how much she loved them! They would be stunning on a bride but can also be dressed down. (I had them on with lace shorts and a plain tank top.)

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The second pair is a pair of hook earrings. This pair incorporates freshwater pearl. They are very classy and feminine. These too would look great on a bride!

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What do you think of these new designs? I can’t wait to show you some more of what I’ve been working on. So many ideas still in my head!

To see more of my new designs pop by my booth at the Cabbagetown Fesitval happening September 11-13.

SarahAnaDesigns in Canadian Living Magazine!

We are very excited to be featured in Canadian Living’s July issue!

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We are featured along with 15 other Canadian makers in the article “True Patriot Love.” We are honoured to be included in this collection of amazing talented people. Congrats to all the other artists/makers featured in the article!

Here is a pic of my Venise Lace Necklace in the magazine.

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Click here to view the online version of the article.

To shop for this pendant click here. 

 

Here Comes The Brides! Fun Times at the Spring Wedding Co. Show!

On May 2nd I had the opportunity to participate as a vendor in the Spring The Wedding Co. Show at the Gladstone Hotel here in Toronto. It was my first wedding show experience and I had a great time! I met so many amazing vendors – bakers, wedding planners, florists, stylists, caterers, the list goes on! I also spoke with a lot of fantastic brides-to-be and received many great compliments and wonderful feedback on my work. I cannot wait to hear from some of the brides that I spoke with and start designing your perfect pieces!

Here are some photos of my jewellery taken by EvaImagePhotography. She captures my jewellery so beautifully!

If you have any questions about my jewellery e-mail me at sarah.dobranowski@gmail.com or check out my online shop at http://www.sarahanadesigns.etsy.com. I also make custom wedding and engagement rings and custom bridal jewellery. I also do a bulk discount when you order multiple bridesmaids gifts.

Hope to hear from you soon!

~ Sarah

Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Necklaces – Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Necklaces – Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Lace Stud Earrings – Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Dieppe Lace Charm Necklace – Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015
Perlée Lace Earrings – Wedding Co Bridal Show May 2015

Kiss The Bride

Are you a bride who is planning an upcoming wedding. Looking for the perfect piece (or pieces) of jewellery to go with your dress?

Look no further. SarahAnaDesigns has unique, stunning pieces of jewellery perfect for a bride-to-be and her bridesmaids.

Most of the pieces we make are from cast pieces of lace. We have pieces in all shapes and sizes from super dainty to statement pieces. We can also make custom pieces to suit any budget. We think pearls are the perfect accompaniment to the lace so many of our pieces use freshwater pearls. Want more bling or the addition of some colour. We can add stones or diamonds to your pieces to bling them up.

Since we mold and cast all our own pieces we can cast in any metal – brass, sterling silver, and any karat gold – rose, yellow or white. We can also plate metal.

We also make custom wedding and engagement rings for both men and woman and have a large variety of pieces that would make great gifts for bridesmaids.

If you would like more information send us an e-mail at sarah.dobranowski@gmail.com or visit our Etsy Shop. 

~ Sarah

 

Sterling Silver Cast Lace and 10k gold Necklace
Sterling Silver Cast Lace and 10k gold Necklace
Stacking rings in 14k and 18k gold with diamonds.
Stacking rings in 14k and 18k gold with diamonds.
Chandelier Earrings in Rose Gold Plate
Chandelier Earrings in Rose Gold Plate
14K Yellow Gold Pendant with Seed Pearls and Freshwater Pearl Drop. Matching 14k Yellow Gold Earrings.
14K Yellow Gold Pendant with Seed Pearls and Freshwater Pearl Drop. Matching 14k Yellow Gold Earrings.
Blue Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring
Blue Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring

 

Custom Bridesmaids Gifts
Custom Bridesmaids Gifts

 

Just For You – a peak at some of our custom projects

Happy New Year!

After a busy holiday season and a much needed few days off I am back and ready to kick off what I believe is going to be a great year! I am starting to choose some new lace and sketch out some new designs. I am  also starting to prep for the Spring One of a Kind Show already (It is only 11 weeks away!).

Though I love prepping for shows and doing production work, I also love doing custom pieces! Before Christmas I had the opportunity to create some unique pieces for some clients that I would love to share with you!

First is a 14k rose gold monogram pendant. Given to a mother from her children. The “M” on the pendant is the initial of her grandchild.

14k Rose Gold Monogram Pendant
14k Rose Gold Monogram Pendant

Next up I made a 14k white gold pendant with diamond and pearl. This pendant was commissioned for a new mother. Pearl was chosen as her daughter was born in June and pearl is June’s birthstone.

14k White Gold with Diamond and Freshwater Pearl Pendant
14k White Gold with Diamond and Freshwater Pearl Pendant

The third piece is again a pendant. This one was for another Grandmother. The piece is made in 14k Yellow gold and has her 4 grandchildren represented by the 4 gemstones – ruby (July), diamond (April), amethyst(February) and another ruby (July). It is quite large. The circle was about an inch wide.

14 yellow gold pendant with birthstones
14 yellow gold pendant with birthstones

I had a lot of fun making some custom rings. The first one I made was a 10k yellow gold cocktail ring with smokey quartz. I kind of want to make one for myself!

10k gold and smokey quartz ring.
10k gold and smokey quartz ring.
side view of smokey quartz cocktail ring.
side view of smokey quartz cocktail ring.

The next piece was made back in the summer but I feel it is worth sharing! These are a set of stacking rings that my father gave my mother as a 40th wedding anniversary gift. They represent myself and my three sisters. The number of diamonds used on each of the rings are our birth dates. 1 diamond for my sister born August 1, 9 for my sister born June 9th, 13 for me – born March 13, and 4 for my sister born May 4th. Most of the diamonds used were recycled from some pieces of jewellery that my father had. I love that I was able to make these for my mom. It makes them extra special.

Stacking rings in 14k and 18k gold with diamonds.

Are you looking to have something custom made? Whether in silver or gold, simple or more complex, we would love to work with you to make you your perfect piece! Send us an e-mail at sarah.dobranowski@gmail.com and we can get the ball rolling!

 

 

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

D20_0334The snow is starting to fall here in Toronto and it is time to start thinking about the holiday gift giving season.

Our online shop is stocked, our consignment shops have new inventory and we are lined up to do three holiday shows!

If you have any questions or you are looking for something custom don’t hesitate to contact us at sarah.dobranowski@gmail.com.

***Important***

Last day to order pieces for regular parcel delivery is November 24th for overseas and December 1st for Canada and the USA. After these dates our shipping prices will be going up to accommodate for rush shipping. We strongly encourage you to shop early or if you are local to visit us at one of our upcoming shows.

New York State of Mind.

“Start spreading the news…I’m leaving today…I want to be a part of it…New York, New York…” Frank Sinatra

I’ve just returned from a long weekend away in the big apple. It was my first time visiting New York City and it will definitely not be the last! 

What an amazing city. There is so much to see and do. I feel like I only saw a small fraction of the city. What stands out for me most is the amazing art deco architecture. So much thought and care went into each building. The details are amazing! I couldn’t stop taking pictures.  Here are a few of my favourite details. I can’t wait to start designing pieces inspired by these buildings. Gorgeous! 

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We were staying just 3 blocks away from…

ImageDiamond Jewellery Way! LOL. This street is mainly just jewellery related shops. Kind of reminded me of our jewellery district. 

I saw this shop on 5th Ave and just had to go in!

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It was like a dream in there. So many different types of lace! I picked some up so I can make some new designs! Good thing they have an online shop! http://www.mjtrim.com

Here is a sneak peak of some that I bought.

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We went to the Met and saw a jewellery exhibition called Jewels by Jar. It was a show of 400+ pieces of jewellery made by New York Jeweller Joel. A Rosenthal. The exhibition was really interesting. Unfortunately you couldn’t take pics in the exhibition so here is a pic from the Mets website. His works are totally encrusted in jewels!

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So much to see, so little time! It was a fantastic little getaway before a busy next few weeks prepping for the One of a KInd Show! I am feeling refreshed and inspired! 

~SAD

 

 

 

Make Your List and Check Twice…

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SarahAnaDesigns has a number of great gift ideas for the jewellery lover on your list! Shop online at www.etsy.com/shop/SarahAnaDesigns or have a look to see where we are available in Toronto by clicking here.

***Please note that the last day we can accept orders with regular shipping prices is December 2nd in the U.S. and Canada and November 25th everywhere else so order today! After these dates shipping rates will go up.

Something Old, Something New…

In July we had the honour of making a pair of earrings for the beautiful bride-to-be Whitney Ludwig.

Whitney was looking for earrings with a vintage feel. She wanted beads and rhinestones, a tad of colour, and since they were the only piece of jewellery she was going to be wearing they needed to make a statement. Here is what we came up with…

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480021_510013042404436_1685201320_nWe think Whitney (and the earrings) looked stunning! Congrats to the new Mrs. Koert on her marriage to Chris!

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Here Comes the Bride…

Hard to believe we are already well into June and with the return of summer in just a few days comes wedding season!

If you are a bride-to-be and you are looking for unique jewellery for you or your bridesmaids then you have come to the right place!

SarahAnaDesigns creations are simple, classic and feminine. Combining the use of cast lace, freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones we create one-of-a-kind pieces that are sure to turn heads! We are more then happy to work with you on custom pieces to suit your needs and we can create matching sets for bridesmaids. We are open to your ideas!

Send us a message if you have any questions or visit our online shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/SarahAnaDesigns

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