“I had no hesitations deciding to work with Sarah. I’ve watched her work for 20+ years and knew she had the talent and aesthetic I was looking for.”
Milestone birthdays, anniversaries, personal celebrations, and professional achievements are among the top motivations for a bespoke piece of jewelry or heirloom redesign. Stephanie was celebrating all four…
She came to me with the idea of a contemporary take on an Art-Deco inspired ring to celebrate turning 60, surviving not just one type of cancer but three, and honoring a shift in her career to freelance photography and teaching.
Any one of these is a great reason to celebrate, but combining all four was hard to ignore.
She deserved a treat!
Stephanie and I have known each other for probably 20-25 years. We first met when she was a staff photographer for The Roanoke Times, where she worked for 30+ years. My husband Chris and I were very involved in our community at the time, from several arts and cultural organizations to our downtown neighborhood shenanigans. Even when we moved to our mountainside homestead, Stephanie was always there, camera in hand for the various events and happenings around the region. Needless to say, we have some history and great stories in common and a lifelong friendship that I will cherish.
“Sarah listened to what I wanted and said if I wanted small tweaks, she was willing to do that.”
“The distinctive design is gorgeous, and no one else has it, and I don't like to have what other people have. I also like the idea that I can pass it down to my daughter, which was part of my thinking. You can’t buy this at a jewelry store locally. You can only get this custom-made… by Sarah Muse.”.
Together Stephanie and I shared a journey of discovery, breathing new life into her jewels from her past and bringing it all together into this stellar modern heirloom, with a nod to the Art Deco period she loves.
If you've been dreaming of your own custom-designed jewelry, let’s Schedule a Private Consultation. The bespoke jewelry journey here at Studio 12 is typically a 2-5 month process from initial consultation to finished piece, depending on complexity, so make plans now for YOUR celebration piece.