The story so far.
Sasha Bell Jewelry was created when I started listing and selling my items on Etsy in 2008. I had taken a small object and jewelry design program many years previously but did not ever have the opportunity to apply myself full time to making jewelry. That was until I moved to Los Angeles from rural British Columbia, Canada to be with my husband. While I waited for my green card, I was able to finally spend some serious time with my torch and hammer and then also that same year discovered Etsy. I had no intention or idea that it would evolve into this full time endeavor for me, and it has been a really exciting journey to say the least.
I currently run a one woman operation from my studio located in the Keystone Arts Building www.keystoneartspace.com in Los Angeles, CA. I am surrounded by some of the most incredible artists here, and deeply value the sense of creative community that it brings. I sell primarily on Etsy and occasionally do open house events at my space for retail as well. I have done small amounts of wholesale in the past but have recently decided to put that aside to focus solely on retail again. I have also had part time assistants come and go through the years but have finally settled on doing what I am able to do alone being the most satisfying for me. I do everything from top to bottom in my business except for the casting and mold making which I outsource.
My product line has really evolved organically over the years that I have been making and learning to make jewelry. Most designs are developed through elements found in copyright free pattern books (Dover), a pattern in a rug/tile/wallpaper, doodling, specific design creation projects, and learning new tool and skill driven techniques.. ie, if I get a new tool or learn a new technique, then designs tend to change in that direction. My work includes cast items, things assembled from both cast and hand cut metal, and then also hand cut and forged items as well. I love moving metal around and continually strive to learn new techniques. I am also a self confessed tool junky. Long story short: I am so grateful that I get to call this my job. Thank you to all of you for your support over the years, I couldn't do this without you!
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I started Sasha Bell Jewelry in 2008 in my spare bedroom while waiting for my permanent residence card. Today I am a one woman show making jewelry full time! I am located at the Keystone Art Space in North East LA where I do work and get crafty.
Los Angeles, CA, United States
My good friend Jack does my casting and mold making for me at Silvex Factory, which is the casting portion of the Silvex Jewelry business located in Downtown Los Angeles.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Purchases made in the state of CA will have state tax added to the total.
Items shipped within the US will travel via USPS First Class Parcel (3 business day delivery) with Delivery Confirmation. If you would like to upgrade to an express delivery, let me know and I can easily invoice you through PayPal for the difference. Orders will be shipped to the address that you have on file with Etsy.
International orders will be shipped via USPS First Class International. This option takes approximately 6-10 business days to deliver but these are not guaranteed delivery dates and may take up to a month to deliver depending on where you are located.
Please do be aware of your customs fees as these are your responsibility.
I no longer ship to countries that have high theft and copyright infringement rates, including India, China, Mexico. I can't list all of them but I reserve the right to cancel a sale if I feel unsafe or unsure about shipping to your location.
Please ensure that your mailbox is safe. If packages are lost or stolen, I can not be responsible for them. If you would like to add a signature confirmation to your package via Registered Mail, please let me know and I can create an extra listing for you. It costs an extra $15 and takes a bit longer but if you're in any way unsure this is a good peace of mind.