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Sarah Cownley is the face behind Glimpse Creations. An award winning jewelry and embroidery designer, she is known for creating one of a kind, couture pieces that adorn the body as art. In 2009, Sarah moved to Paris to study at the prestigious atelier Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). Here, she learned the craft of Haute Couture Embroidery and Beadwork. She ended up living in Paris for 5 years, studying traditional French couture crafting techniques and attending Paris Fashion Week.

Fascinated by the many artisans still working in the craft trade who create pieces for the world of Couture fashion, Sarah decided to shed some light on these little known atelier houses, by teaching couture embroidery and giving lectures on the craft trade. She also now incorporates these age old techniques that she learned at Lesage into her own jewelry and accessory creations…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 10
  • Joined March 27, 2012

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Swarovski crystal, specialty paper

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About

Sarah Cownley is the face behind Glimpse Creations. An award winning jewelry and embroidery designer, she is known for creating one of a kind, couture pieces that adorn the body as art. In 2009, Sarah moved to Paris to study at the prestigious atelier Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). Here, she learned the craft of Haute Couture Embroidery and Beadwork. She ended up living in Paris for 5 years, studying traditional French couture crafting techniques and attending Paris Fashion Week.

Fascinated by the many artisans still working in the craft trade who create pieces for the world of Couture fashion, Sarah decided to shed some light on these little known atelier houses, by teaching couture embroidery and giving lectures on the craft trade. She also now incorporates these age old techniques that she learned at Lesage into her own jewelry and accessory creations.

Also a freelance fashion writer, she attends runway shows at Paris Fashion Week and Couture Week where she writes about Parisian fashion for publications and online magazines such as “A Needle Pulling Thread,” “A Girls Guide to Paris,” and “Trend Hunter.”

Sarah holds an honors diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Design, is a graduate of Sheridan College Crafts and Design, majoring in Textile Design and achieved a certificate from PMC Fine Silver Connection in Chicago. She has recently finished an apprenticeship in Paris with Lesage (atelier house owned by Chanel) and received a certificate for Professional Couture Beadwork and Embroidery.

Sarah has also been selected as one of Swarovski Crystal’s top 20 North American designers for 3 consecutive years from 2006. Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers such as “West of the City” and “The Hamilton Spectator,” and “The Burlington Post.” Sarah was also recently seen featured on “CHCH Morning Live,” where she spoke about her jewelry and the world of couture fashion in Paris.

Currently living in Burlington, she travels to Paris, France frequently where she attends Couture Week and Paris Fashion Week to write and gain inspiration for her designs.

Please visit her European Inspired Lifestyle blog for DIY, recipes and Fashion! www.glimpsecreations.com

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