Announcement Hand Dyed and Embroidered Leather Jewelry and Accessories
Hand Dyed and Embroidered Leather Jewelry and Accessories
Pammx on Nov 16, 2015
Years ago, I purchased a leather cuff in a art gallery store made by Rebecca Sako, which has become a signature piece I wear. I ordered a new embroidered leather cuff, my cuff arrived promptly and it will become a new favorite. Rebecca's pieces are unique with beautiful craftsmanship which a photo can not do justice. Thanks
N P on Dec 2, 2014
Excellent craftsmanship, I love my business card holder! I can fit about 20 or so, as my cards are quite thick. Love it!! Colors are as shown on screen. Would buy again.
Abstract compositions in thread and dye
Nature is the ultimate designer. I feel that all my design choices eventually lead me back to this simple truth. I try to create beautiful objects that mimic the repetition of shapes in nature, and the deep, earthy color palette I find there. By using organic materials like vintage sequins, leather and semi-precious stones, found objects, machine stitching and mostly natural dyes, my jewelry is a way for me to synthesize my diverse interests of nature, textiles and indigenous craft traditions into objects that reflect the energy that is alive in all things handmade.
As a young girl growing up in Texas, my love for nature was born on family trips to the countryside, a rocky landscape of mesquite and cactus. Although I now make my home in San Francisco, far from my Texas roots, I remain deeply influenced by the beauty of those vast, rough vistas.
I was always encouraged to make and experiment with the world at my hands. After my mother taught me how to sew at the age of 11, I started to make my own clothes and quickly decided I wanted to become a clothing designer. I went on to study fashion and costume at university and it was there that I fell in love with the textile arts.
Fascinated by the culture of Japan, I took a job in Hokkaido as a teacher in 1997 and lived the next three years exploring the Japanese aesthetic, language and countryside. This led me to even further travels in Asia, where I found myself absorbing haunting and poetic images and stories of culture, and where I ended up teaching art in Nepal.
Upon returning to the US in 2002, I made my home in San Francisco and began to work as an assistant to local clothing designers. It was at this time that I started to learn the craft of natural dyeing, bringing my love of nature and appreciation for handmade textiles together. With the dyed fabric scraps I began to experiment with jewelry. It was then that I started learning how to work with metal.
In 2008 I followed love to Melbourne, Australia, where I continued to deepen my jewelry practice. I was tremendously influenced by the harsh beauty of the continent and by Aboriginal culture. Soon I began to see that same economy of line show itself in my own work.
Since March of 2011 I have been back in San Francisco, teaching at the Academy of Art University and working on new pieces inspired from my travels abroad. I am so happy to be involved in the vibrant San Francisco maker community, where I draw inspiration, materials and knowledge from amazing, creative and fun people! We are having a blast out here! Come visit!
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I started my jewelry adventures after years working for artisan fashion designers in San Francisco. It was a natural progression from my work at the time designing leather bags to using my sewing skills and design background to make textile jewelry.
All items in this shop are designed and made by Rebecca Williams (Sako). Find more information and products online at www.rebeccasako.com. You can also contact me via email at rebecca [!at] rebeccasako.com
My goal is that you love what I make! Simple as that.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If I have not received payment or note regarding payment within 48 hours of order, I reserve the right to cancel the order and repost any items.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an item gets lost in the mail, please do contact me and we can arrange a replacement or refund. Due to the nature of running a small shop, I cannot afford to give refunds for any other reason.