soradesigns

Vintage repurposed bridal and everyday classics

San Francisco, California
|
| 34,654 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

soradesigns is a Star Seller!

Smooth shipping

Has a history of shipping on time with tracking.

Speedy replies

Has a history of replying to messages quickly.

Rave reviews

Average review rating is 4.8 or higher

Announcement    ▲▲▲I am reopening my shop to take orders now! However, I will start shipping on Nov 9th. Thanks for your patience!

♫♪♫ Combine orders on our Geometric Collection at SORA DESIGNS BLACK sub-brand and free shipping https://www.etsy.com/shop/soradesignsblack
♫♪♫We will combine shipping between the two shops.
♫♪♫Please take the time to read the item details/description in its entirety before placing your order.
..................................................................................................................
♫♪♫ Custom bridal party & wedding jewelry inquiry welcome. Please don't hesitate to contact me for information!
My hand-made jewelry is available at boutique stores across the country and internationally. Wholesale inquiries welcome. Soradesigns [!at] gmail.com
...................................................................................................................
♫♪♫ Please read the Store Policy before committing to purchase.
***INTERNATIONAL SHOPPERS***
I cannot guarantee when your order will arrive. Normally, it takes 2-3 weeks to reach the recipient after I ship the item. During the holidays, this can take MUCH longer (4-6 weeks +) due to high mail volume and high volumes at customs. I do my best to get your items in the mail in a timely manner, but unfortunately, I have no control over how long it takes for the item to reach you. Thanks for understanding.


♫♪♫ Like us on Facebook for new designs and specials: www.facebook.com/soradesigns

♫♪♫ Follow us on Instagram and Pinterest: @soradesigns

Proud member of the San Francisco Bay Area Street Team
...................................................................................................................
♫♪♫......enjoy......♫♪♫

BC:soradesigns:2473630321264710977031

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 6, 2022

▲▲▲I am reopening my shop to take orders now! However, I will start shipping on Nov 9th. Thanks for your patience!

♫♪♫ Combine orders on our Geometric Collection at SORA DESIGNS BLACK sub-brand and free shipping https://www.etsy.com/shop/soradesignsblack
♫♪♫We will combine shipping between the two shops.
♫♪♫Please take the time to read the item details/description in its entirety before placing your order.
..................................................................................................................
♫♪♫ Custom bridal party & wedding jewelry inquiry welcome. Please don't hesitate to contact me for information!
My hand-made jewelry is available at boutique stores across the country and internationally. Wholesale inquiries welcome. Soradesigns [!at] gmail.com
...................................................................................................................
♫♪♫ Please read the Store Policy before committing to purchase.
***INTERNATIONAL SHOPPERS***
I cannot guarantee when your order will arrive. Normally, it takes 2-3 weeks to reach the recipient after I ship the item. During the holidays, this can take MUCH longer (4-6 weeks +) due to high mail volume and high volumes at customs. I do my best to get your items in the mail in a timely manner, but unfortunately, I have no control over how long it takes for the item to reach you. Thanks for understanding.


♫♪♫ Like us on Facebook for new designs and specials: www.facebook.com/soradesigns

♫♪♫ Follow us on Instagram and Pinterest: @soradesigns

Proud member of the San Francisco Bay Area Street Team
...................................................................................................................
♫♪♫......enjoy......♫♪♫

BC:soradesigns:2473630321264710977031

Items

34654 Sales

Etsy automatically translates most text on the site to your preferred language.

See in original language

 

All Items

Etsy automatically translates most text on the site to your preferred language.

See in original language

Wen

Contact shop owner

Wen

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(8090)
See reviews that mention:

About soradesigns

Sales 34,654
On Etsy since 2008

I want my designs to make people happy

My name is Wen and I make colorful jewelry out of my home studio in the sunny San Francisco Bay Area.
In my previous life, I was a senior research analyst working at the Judicial Council of California. My job was to provide evidence-based research data to support policymaking in the judicial council in the areas of family law and juvenile delinquency and dependency court administration. Very different from what I am doing now, huh?

I grew up in Taiwan in the mid -70s and 80s. The mentality during that time in terms of education is for a child to just focus on the academic and nothing else. Get a good grade, pass the entrance exams, and then get into the best public high schools and colleges. I did not question much when I was growing up. I studied hard and got into good schools all the way. I did it right in every aspect. It's funny that my dad is an artist. He is a composer and plays piano and violin. However, getting a good grade in academics is still a safer way to go, he told me. Though I always know I have a thing for beautiful things. I was very good at making things since I was 6 or 7 and art classes were my favorite in school. I once saw a purse for myself out of leftover white linen fabric used in my grandpa's funeral (if you are from Taiwan you'll know what I was referring to).

I came to the United States in 1995 to pursue my graduate degrees in Educational Psychology. I was amazed about all the local craft fairs and amused about all the different majors that I haven't heard about when I was in Taiwan such as textile designs, for example, because it belongs to vocational schools or junior colleges. I finished my degrees and enjoyed the time in graduate school. I finally got my Ph.D. in early intervention and policy research and was happy to get out of school for all those years. Six years fast forward, I found that I could just be as proud and happy in creating stuff to make other people happy too. Thanks to Etsy. It provides an easier way for me to discover this truth.

My jewelry has gone through a lot of changes but I've tried to stay true to expressing what I love and who I am. I am inspired by things around me and try to capture the beauty in them. I adore vintage jewelry so I am drawn towards glamorous pieces and colorful creations. What drives me to keep creating and making is when I receive messages from my customers like this one from Maya in Pittsburgh that she posted on Sora Designs' Facebook: "I am wearing my double happiness necklace today and cannot tell you how many people have stopped me to comment on it. I personally love it so much. I love all of my Sora Designs!!! Thank you for making such beautiful pieces that make me and others smile!"

I recently started a new collection and put them in another Etsy shop under "Sora Designs Black". For this collection, I am focused on minimal lines and shapes using geometric findings and will continue to create a smaller seasonal collection. Check it out here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/soradesignsblack

I really enjoy creating custom pieces for my customers for their weddings and that special handmade gift. I encourage you to challenge me with your ideas!

Like us for new designs updates, giveaways, and more:
www.facebook.com/soradesigns
Instagram: soradesigns

Shop members

  • YuehWen (Wen) Chang

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Wen's previous life is in the academic doing social science research. She quit her day job at the Judicial Council of California and to operate Sora Designs full time in late 2009.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 23, 2022
Thank you for stopping by.

Sora means "sky" in Japanese. I hope my creativity is as open as the sky.....nearly every item in this shop is a one-of-a-kind creation - handmade with love and reflections on nature, relationships, and hope.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Payment

I accept Direct Check out and PayPal only.

Shipping

Items are usually shipped within 1-4 business days upon receipt of order. I ship all items within the U.S. inside a hand-embossed gift box inside a box or a padded mailer via USPS First Class with delivery confirmation. Should your wish to purchase insurance, please request at time of purchase so that I may send out a revised invoice for the additional charges.

Shipping on all orders is a flat $5 fee within U.S. and $0.50 for additional items. USPS has doubled their rate for the international package in 2016, if you are outside the U.S., the package comes with a padded mailer via First Class International Package for $9.50(Canada); $14 everywhere else and $0.75 for additional items (again, additional charge to purchase insurance for the package).

Please verify that your shipping address is correct. I will not be held responsible for items shipped to the wrong address.

Additional policies and FAQs

:::::::::::::::::::::::Repairs:::::::::::::::::::::::::

In the unlikely event your piece breaks, I will repair it free of charge (less shipping costs) within 30 days of date of purchase. After that time, I may have to charge a small fee. Please email me first to discuss the nature of the repair required.

::::::::::::::::::::Custom Orders::::::::::::::::::::::::

Do you accept custom orders?

I am open to custom orders.
If you see something in my sold section that you like, or something in my shop that you would prefer with different colors or other modifications-- feel free to contact me using Etsy's conversation tool and we'll work something out!