Based in Melbourne, Sarah Makes These is the creative venture of Sarah Armitage, a jewellery designer with a flair for combining unconventional materials to create contemporary, easy to wear pieces with a distinctive style.
Sarah's creativity stems from a practical, hands on approach. There are no preliminary sketches or solid plans. Sarah's best work evolves from having a range of different materials spread out in front of her to let the ideas flow and her hands create.
For Sarah, experimentation is the key to the success of each design, somewhat like a jigsaw where each piece can only fit perfectly in one spot but often would appear as though there were a few places it could belong. It is only when the puzzle is 99% complete and that elusive last piece can be positioned that the whole image is revealed and that the design, whether it be jigsaw or jewellery, is 100% complete.
The Sarah Makes These collection consists of earrings, bangles and cuffs, all handcrafted by Sarah in her Melbourne studio.
A fascination with both colour and texture is what binds the collection together. The cord that forms the basis for each piece is very tactile and easily manipulated into shape. Add to it the structured thread winding, the defined gold embellishments and the supple nature of the leather and the final product is a complete mix of hard and soft texture and detail.
The style of the current Petal Collection takes its design cues from striking colour palettes found in the most gorgeous of blooms.. the Peony, Hibiscus and Dahlia.