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Thank you for taking an interest in oboro designs.

I have always had a passion for art, 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. My formal training was in fine arts with a concentration in photography, but I have always loved to handcraft gifts using beads and wire.

My time away from Japan allowed me to reflect back on my culture in a way I had never done before, and my art is an expression of reexamining the…

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

Favorite materials

sterling silver, thread, Swarovski crystals

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About

Thank you for taking an interest in oboro designs.

I have always had a passion for art, 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. My formal training was in fine arts with a concentration in photography, but I have always loved to handcraft gifts using beads and wire.

My time away from Japan allowed me to reflect back on my culture in a way I had never done before, and my art is an expression of reexamining the 'traditional' motifs of culture which we readily identify but often understand very little of their 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, feedback from my amazing customers can be found in my older store, matchacha.etsy.com.

Thank you for looking, and I hope that you like my items as much as I do.

--Sawa Matsueda Savage

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