It wasn’t until 2008, while Sarah was working toward a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art at Belmont University in Nashville, TN that she found her ultimate passion. "I was in a creative lull and was seriously considering giving up and trying to think about what I should do for a ‘real job,’ when a friend introduced me to a local jewelry designer in Nashville. At that point it all clicked. I immediately knew what I was supposed to do." Sarah spent the next two years training with the designer and honing necessary beginner skills. The following year Sarah’s own line, "Ethereal," was born. “Each piece I design is inspired by a unique emotion and beauty. When I was young, I would go on hikes with my dad and find all sorts of wonderful treasures. Being surrounded by nature and the true definition of God’s beauty helped me focus on the beauty in natural things. When I started my own line, I wanted to recreate that raw, organic elegance in each one of my designs. " To achieve her goal, Sarah sources natural materials from various locations across the globe. Whether finding inspiration from shells on a beach in Florida or Italy, Sarah’s creativity has no boundaries.
In 2010, Sarah moved to New York to fully commit to making her dreams a reality. She attend several metal smith/ jewelry schools and became stronger in her hand crafted work. "Creativity is limitless. There will always be another skill to learn and develop. I continue to learn from my colleagues and friends and grow in my own work, which is one of the many aspects I love about design. It inspires me everyday!"
In between holding various trunk shows across the U.S. and Europe, trade shows, and traveling to find inspiration for her next piece, Sarah can be found on her turquoise workbench in her studio in Soho, working on a new creation. “I believe that if you work hard enough and you love what you do, success will find you. My grandfather, God bless his soul, always told me, “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” I carry that quote with me everywhere I go.”