handmade jewelry

Oakland, California

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Last updated on Jan 31, 2021

fresh and colorful jewelry, handmade with love in oakland, california.

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sara wolfie

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About sarawolfiejewelry

Sales 81
On Etsy since 2013

...endless possibilities . . .

As a kid in elementary school, I loved making friendship bracelets and sharing them - playing with different color combinations and patterns was endlessly fascinating to me, and I liked the repetition of knotting and having a portable project always with me. I remember that moment when I realized, I just love COLOR. In high school I made hemp necklaces (it's ok, you're not the first person to call me a hippie!). I don't remember when I started collecting beads, they always intrigued me with their endless possibilities and I've been lost wandering in many a bead shop. I started amassing my own jewelry collection as a teenager, first necklaces galore and then earrings (when I finally got my ears pierced at age 20!) My favorite way to buy jewelry has always been direct from artisans on the street or at craft fairs, or from little one-of-a-kind boutiques.

For every favorite jewelry piece I've purchased, I generally remember who I bought it from or what store and on what street, whether in DC or California or South America or Africa. That's what I love about jewelry and beads, is finding those unique pieces that speak to me, and that sense of knowing that someone somewhere put love and care into crafting that piece. The jewelry I love the most is not fancy or expensive, but always special. Like the necklace my dad gave me from Zanzibar, made from recycled aluminum and vinyl record beads. Or the necklaces made from nothing but layers of colorful string, that I bought in Mississippi while on an epic road trip with my cousin. Or my favorite bracelet, an ebony wood bangle that I spotted on a seller's blanket in Zambia.

I've been addicted to Etsy ever since I first laid eyes on this site - it's the endless possibilities and the sheer creative vision of the sellers here. And of course, all of the colors. (Did I mention I LOVE color???) I'm thrilled to be adding to this community with my own shop, it gives me a way to keep exploring new designs, learning new techniques, and just to keep on creating. (In other words, most of my proceeds from this shop go guessed it....more beads!)

I'm also a painter (more on that later). And in 2014, I'm trying my hand at weaving, which I'm really excited about.

I love making new "etsy friends" so please don't hesitate to drop me a line and say hi!

~ sara

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  • Sara

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    jewelry maker, painter, social worker

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to my little shop! I hope you find something you love!

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Returns and exchanges
Buy with confidence! Refunds or exchanges will be provided - after all I want you to buy something you LOVE. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please let me know as soon as possible, and I will work with you to find a solution.

(*the fine print*) Shipping costs cannot be refunded. Items for refund or exchange must be returned their original, undamaged condition within 60 days of purchase.
PayPal and direct checkout are accepted at this time. If you have any questions or are new to etsy checkout, let me know and I can help with the process.
See item listings for shipping rates and estimated time. Ready-to-ship items will be sent out within 1-3 business days, while most made-to-order items will ship within 3-5 business days. International shipping is now availabe!

Combined shipping is offered at discounted rate when purchasing multiple items. See item descriptions for rates.

I ship using USPS first class. Tracking is provided. If you would like expedited shipping or insurance on your package, I am happy to provide this at additional cost. Contact me to add this option to your order.
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Custom orders are very welcomed.

Thank you for buying handmade!