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It's not that I don't know what I want to do when I grow up, it's that I want to do so many things.

I'm Sarah Mandell, the brains and busy hands behind Once Again Sam, an indie craft business based in Greenville, SC, where I design and make jewelry using re-purposed materials such as leather and wood. I'm also a fiber artist, and my needle felted work ranges from realistic-looking plants, to quirky sea creatures, and even anatomical hearts.

My education and career background is in commercial interior design, which I still do on the side, but these days my primary job is as a Maker. I never imagined I could earn a living this way, as a self employed working artist, but I feel incredibly blessed to have the chance to create full time.

When I'm not making leather jewelry or needle felting…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 27
  • Joined January 8, 2009

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Leather, suede, wool, wood, funky found objects

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About

It's not that I don't know what I want to do when I grow up, it's that I want to do so many things.

I'm Sarah Mandell, the brains and busy hands behind Once Again Sam, an indie craft business based in Greenville, SC, where I design and make jewelry using re-purposed materials such as leather and wood. I'm also a fiber artist, and my needle felted work ranges from realistic-looking plants, to quirky sea creatures, and even anatomical hearts.

My education and career background is in commercial interior design, which I still do on the side, but these days my primary job is as a Maker. I never imagined I could earn a living this way, as a self employed working artist, but I feel incredibly blessed to have the chance to create full time.

When I'm not making leather jewelry or needle felting curious things, I'm still creating, but with words writing fiction. I've had one novel published so far and the next is due out in a few months. It's fair to say I live to create!

Connect with me:
Personal website & blog: www.sarahmandell.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OnceAgainSam
Twitter: @onceagainsam
Instagram: @onceagainsam

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