DonnaSauersDesigns

"Classic with an Edge" - Handmade Glass Bead Jewelry

Western Springs, Illinois 26 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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DonnaSauersDesigns

"Classic with an Edge" - Handmade Glass Bead Jewelry

Western Springs, Illinois | 26 Sales

Donna Sauers

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Donna Sauers

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    Announcement    One-of-a-kind jewelry that features an asymmetrical look that I call Classic with an Edge. Each piece is created with my handmade glass beads combined with semi-precious gems and hand-forged silver components. I focus on color, texture and movement in my pieces and I feel they are compositions and wearable art. My workbench looks like a giant painters palette and I love combining colors and gems for just the right look of color and contrast.

    My line includes earrings, bracelets and necklaces in various colorways. Special orders are welcome and many of the designs can be created in any of my palettes. Feel free to contact me with custom and bridal orders.

    Announcement

    One-of-a-kind jewelry that features an asymmetrical look that I call Classic with an Edge. Each piece is created with my handmade glass beads combined with semi-precious gems and hand-forged silver components. I focus on color, texture and movement in my pieces and I feel they are compositions and wearable art. My workbench looks like a giant painters palette and I love combining colors and gems for just the right look of color and contrast.

    My line includes earrings, bracelets and necklaces in various colorways. Special orders are welcome and many of the designs can be created in any of my palettes. Feel free to contact me with custom and bridal orders.

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    About DonnaSauersDesigns

    Sales 26
    On Etsy since 2013

    It all Started with a Glassblowing Workshop...

    Several years ago, I was given a weekend glassblowing as a Christmas gift. That was my first introduction to working with hot glass and I didn't know it at the time, but it was also the event that would eventually lead me to my career change. I was introduced to an artist who taught lampworking and found it was a way to create tiny glass "gems" out of my home studio. And of course...that lead to designing jewelry and launching Donna Sauers Designs.

    I feel I have come full circle. I started out with intention of going into the arts and somewhere took a fork in the road and entered a careen in Marketing. After spending 20+ years in direct marketing in the gift and office products industries and then after several life changes I found myself back in the arts. Sometimes your heart brings you back to what you love. However, all the corporate experience in marketing and product development gave me a sound foundation for my own business.

    What do I like most about what I do? Yes, I get to play with fire, create my own designs, and still use that marketing side of the brain, but the thing I love most are all the people that are now in my life. A wonderful collection of talented artists that inspire me, challenge me, and provide the support to keep doing what I love.

    Working with the hot glass is one of my favorite parts and to me it is mesmerizing watching a rod of glass melt in the torch. I primarily work in shape and color since I love the pure color of the glass. You will find my little leaves in just about every design. Creating the palettes and designs is where I believe
    my previous art background is a definite asset. My work table is covered with glass beads and gems and I approach my pieces as I would a painting combining different beads and elements to create depth and light. Each piece has a multitude of semi-precious gems that are wireworked throughout
    the piece to give it movement and interest.

    The biggest compliment I can receive is to hear that people love wearing my pieces (and they get compliments!). Jewelry is a personal expression of
    ourselves and it is a wonderful feeling when someone decides to wear my designs.

    Shop members

    • Donna Sauers

      Owner, Artist/Owner

    • Reggie

      Studio Mate

      Reggie is a wonderful rescue dog that keeps me smiling and reminds me when it is time to take a break.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on May 13, 2013
    Donna Sauers Designs is committed to providing you with jewelry of high quality. The glass beads used in our designs are handmade in our studio and we use only quality gems. Each piece is meticulously wire worked with sterling silver with an attention to details.

    Accepted payment methods

    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    We want our customers to be satisfied with their purchase and gain enjoyment from wearing our designs or giving them as a gift. If we do not meet your expectations, return your purchase within 15 days for a refund or exchange. Items must be returned in original condition and refunds will be processed based on your original form of payment. Shipping charges will not be refunded. Please contact us to make arrangements.
    Shipping
    Shipments are sent USPS Priority Mail. Depending on value of order UPS may be used. If there is an issue with a carrier in your area please let me know at the time of order.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    Product and Order Information:
    • All designs are handmade by the artist.
    • Each piece is made to order so please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
    • If you need a rush order, please send an email and we will try to accommodate your request.
    • Your jewelry will arrive in a gift box with a product information card that describes the process.
    • A list of the gems in your design is included with each piece.
    • Due to the handcrafted nature of our designs, pieces may vary slightly making each unique.