Paris Runway Inspired Jewelry and Accessories
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, France to study at the prestigious atelier Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She ended up living in Paris for 5 years studying the craft of Haute Couture Embroidery and Beadwork. 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 creations.
Sarah is 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.
Sarah currently lives in Burlington, and 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 and Fashion! www.glimpsecreations.com
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Sarah Cownley is the face behind Glimpse Creations. An award winning jewelry designer, she is known for creating one of a kind, couture jewelry pieces that adorn the body as art.
***Notes on caring for your jewelry:***
-Plated metals should not be exposed to water. It will ruin them! Please remove rings when washing hands, necklaces/bracelets when taking a bath or shower, etc. In addition, avoid having your jewelry come into contact with perfumes, hairsprays, etc. These products contain strong chemicals which can cause plating to tarnish, and stones to discolor.
Sterling silver pieces may be cleaned with anti tarnish cloth, or sterling cleaning agent.
As with all handmade items, please take care with them.
Please email me with any other questions you may have regarding the care of your jewelry!
Accepted payment methods
I will also accept a personal check, with the understanding that the order will not be shipped until I receive the check and it has cleared (you also need to work this out with me before purchase).
If I have not received payment or an email within 2 days (48 hours)of purchase the sale will be canceled and the item relisted.