Sawa Matsueda Savage's Profile

About

Thank you for taking an interest in oboro designs.

I have always had a passion for creating things, although it took me until college to figure out just how much I loved it. After much wandering I've arrived at my two main passions: photography and jewelry making.

I'm Japanese but have a bit of an identity dilemma having lived for a few years in California and spending most of my education at an international school in Japan. But at the core my home is Japan, and many of my products are influenced by this.

Living abroad for some years during college and beyond, my time away from Japan allowed me to reflect back on my culture in a way I had never done before, and the things I make are an expression of reexamining the 'traditional' motifs of culture that we readily identify but often understand very little in…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 2
  • Joined May 29, 2009

Favorite materials

sterling silver, thread, stones, paper

Shop

oborodesigns
modern jewelry inspired by Japan

About

Thank you for taking an interest in oboro designs.

I have always had a passion for creating things, although it took me until college to figure out just how much I loved it. After much wandering I've arrived at my two main passions: photography and jewelry making.

I'm Japanese but have a bit of an identity dilemma having lived for a few years in California and spending most of my education at an international school in Japan. But at the core my home is Japan, and many of my products are influenced by this.

Living abroad for some years during college and beyond, my time away from Japan allowed me to reflect back on my culture in a way I had never done before, and the things I make are an expression of reexamining the 'traditional' motifs of culture that we readily identify but often understand very little in terms of source or meanings.

I'm happily married to a Kiwi, and we have yet to settle down in a permanent location--please don't be surprised if the shop travels across the globe. (I will give several months notification before moving)

Finally, more feedback from my amazing customers can be found in my older store, matchacha.etsy.com.

Thank you for looking, and I hope that you enjoy my items as much as I love making them.

--Sawa Matsueda Savage

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