My First Art Fair!

Sunday July 29

10 am to 5 pm

University of Toledo Main Campus Centennial Mall

Booth 79

Parking available in North Lot 1, South Lot 1 and Lot 13

I will have a booth at my first ever art fair this Sunday!

The orange dot on the map is me!

I am beyond excited to be a part of University of Toledo’s Art on the Mall this year. They have over 100 artists, food, music, kid activities and admission is free!

It has been fun figuring out my booth set up. And I can’t wait to see it all together at the fair!

New Work

Many new necklaces, rings, bangles and earrings will be available for the first time on Sunday!

Giveaway

There will also be a giveaway! Come to the fair and sign up to receive emails about my process, shows, and new pieces and be entered for a chance to win your choice of an animal ring or pair of earrings.

See you Sunday!

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New Narwhal Jewelry!

I have been making a lot of new jewelry lately – which has been fantastic fun! A recent mini obsession was with narwhals. Yes. Those awkward looking sea creatures with the giant tusk sticking out of their heads. A patron asked for a custom narwhal pendant for her daughter. And – confession – when someone asks for flora or fauna I don’t know much about I scour the internet for information on it. Curiosity must be sated.

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So I made this pendant and learned that the narwhal tusk is actually a single tooth that grows out of their lip and spirals the the left. Always to the left. And unlike most other animal teeth, the tusk is built inside out. Most teeth have enamel and other hard materials on the outside to protect a squishy, sensitive, nerve infested inside. Narwhals aren’t afraid of letting their sensitive side show. Their soft sensitive nerves are on the outside of the tusk with the hard materials supporting the structure on the inside. So they probably don’t use their tusks to break ice or fight because it would be like hitting an exposed nerve! Ouch!

In fact, there’s a lot about narwhals we don’t know – and I love mysteries! If you’re curiosity is piqued here is the main article I perused: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/narwhal3.htm

But I had so much fun with the narwhal pendant I decided to add them to the ever growing Creature Collection.

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You can find all these adorable sea unicorns in my Etsy shop here.

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I am also introducing bangle bracelets! You can find this narwhal bracelet on Etsy as well as other stackable bangles here!

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I want to take a moment to thank you all for your support in following my posts and checking out my jewelry and of course, purchasing some of it, too. It’s no fun being an artist with no community to share my work with. Thank you!

Soon I’ll tell you more about those bangle bracelets I’ve been hammering out!

Have a beautiful day!

Meet the Artist at Dancer’s Pointe!

Saturday 12.02.17 • 10am – 2pm • 122 Louisiana Ave, Perrysburg, Ohio

Dancer’s Pointe has invited me for a Meet the Artist as part of their Holiday Sale on Saturday! I will be debuting the newest pieces in my Only Good Vibes Collection sold exclusively at Dancer’s Pointe as well as taking commissions!

All dance lovers welcome!

Small Business Saturday Jewelry Sale!

It’s time to support your local businesses and artists for the holiday! Shop local in the morning from 9am-11am at Red Door Coffeehouse (120 Louisiana Avenue in Perrysburg) to get both your morning coffee and a gift of handmade jewelry for someone you love! Local artist Sara Kear will be there with rings and earrings from her new Creature Collection as well as many gemstones and work to inspire unique commissions for the holiday season. There is still time to commission a piece of beautiful and personalized jewelry and have if finished in time for the holidays. So come for coffee and a chance to talk about your unique piece of jewelry Saturday morning!

Pop Up Jewelry Party!

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It’s the season to commission a special piece of jewelry for a loved one! It may seem early to think about holiday shopping but a piece of jewelry can take a few weeks to make. So visit with me at Red Door Coffeehouse this Saturday morning to design a beautiful piece of jewelry for a beautiful person in your life!

New Animal Rings!

I am excited to introduce my new collection of animal rings! These adorable sterling silver rings have sturdy bands and work well as stackable rings or on their own. The little animals are hand cut and engraved for detail. Each one is $30 and can be found in my Etsy shop. I will continue to add new animals to the collection but here are the first six!

Goat

Squirrel

Flying Bird

Giraffe

Tiger

Penguin

I am looking forward making more cute critter rings. I just have to decide what creature to do next!

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What’s your favorite animal??

Labor Day Sale!

This weekend is my first ever Labor Day Sale! Saturday, September 2nd through Monday, September 4th get 10% off everything in my Etsy shop! It’s time to get that necklace (those earrings, that ring, that mala bracelet…) that you’ve always wanted! Go to Etsy.com/shop/sarakear!

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So give these little goats and their many animal friends a home as you treat yourself (or someone you love) with some new jewelry for fall!

I’m on the Moon!

You can now purchase my work at Copper Moon Studio, Gallery and Gifts on Airport Highway in Holland, Ohio!

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I am so excited to have my work join that of many other skilled artists in this gallery. And the people who work at and run Copper Moon are amazing, too! Currently they have a collection of my layered pendants (including several new, never before seen pieces!) and a couple of 108 bead malas.

Go to the Moon to see these pendants, earrings and malas! Plus take a look at the newest additions to my the layered pendants in my Small Moments Collection. These little guys are even smaller than my original layered pendants to make perfect dainty necklaces!

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Five are currently available at Copper Moon and more are on the way! Seriously, this mouse pendant is only 3/4 inch tall!

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I have so much more to share but that’s all for now. Meanwhile, go see these and many more beautiful things at Copper Moon!

Copper Moon Studio, Gallery and Gifts
419-867-0683
8007 Airport Highway
Holland, Ohio

Open
Monday – Saturday 10-6
Sunday 12-5

 

Branches Wedding Collection

I recently had the absolute joy of making an entire collection for an amazing couple’s wedding. It is so much fun making a cohesive collection of jewelry pieces. I love working with a single theme and seeing where it takes me. The couple wanted the pieces to incorporate the look of branches, be made of sterling silver and include stones they had gathered at a lake for their pieces and kyanite for the bridesmaids. Other than that I was given a budget and able to do whatever I wanted within those parameters.  So amazing!

So here it is, the Branches Wedding Collection!


The bridesmaids each got a necklace and earrings of sterling silver and kyanite. Each necklace was made to be slightly unique. Because you know, it’s more fun to make everything a little different. 


The bride’s earrings. The stones and fossils were found by the bride and groom on a lakeside vacation. We then took them, sorted out the possible favorites and tumbled them all over the course of two months! I hadn’t tumbled stones since I was a kid so it was a ton of fun to relearn about the whole process. Not to mention how satisfying it is to take out the newly shiny pebbles!


The bride’s bracelet. 


A mala bracelet made of olive wood and knotted silk for the groom. Anyone else interested in short, adjustable knotted silk mala bracelets? I enjoyed making it, even got the chance to relearn a macrame knot!


I also had the opportunity to make my first hair comb! I now want to make these for everyday wear!


Her necklace. 

And no wedding set is complete without the rings!


Her rings are made of sterling silver, malachite and Quartz with dumortierite inclusions. The rings nest together with the quartz as the engagement ring and the malachite as the wedding ring. 


And last but not least, the groom’s wedding band. 


This one also included keum boo, fusing thin sheets of high karat gold to fine silver, for the leaves. Such a beautiful effect!

Thanks so much to this beautiful couple for giving me the opportunity to make this series! And congratulations on continuing your lives together!

What do you think of my new jewelry series? Would you like to see branch pieces available in my Etsy Shop? Do you have a wedding coming up and want a custom piece or pieces made just for you and your partner?