About Irene and Xenia

Sandra has dabbled in crafts as far back as she can remember. It all started crocheting with a woman who lived a stone's throw away from her childhood home. Whenever she saw her sitting on her front porch, she would walk to her house to join her. She taught Sandra the basic stitches and after that she was on her way. After learning to crochet, Sandra picked up some knitting needles, cross stitch patterns and practically any craft imaginable. At any point in her life she was found doing some sort of craft. It wasn't until approximately fifteen years ago that she discovered her ultimate love which is designing and making jewelry. What started out as pieces of jewelry given away as Christmas gifts has turned into a nice little business. Although much of her skills have been self taught, Sandra has taken classes from Kieu Pham Gray and Connie Fox. Sandra is happily married with two grown sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, two adorable grandsons and the cutest "grand puppy." When not in her studio, she keeps herself busy teaching middle school math.

Nestled in her home in historic Doylestown, PA, Sandra can be found in her studio creating one-of-a-kind jewelry. Whether hammering metal, etching copper, stringing gemstones or wire wrapping a unique design, she designs each piece and puts a lot of love and energy into them. Her jewelry has been published in 101 Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings (2012) and Stringing Magazine (Fall/Winter 2012). Sandra is also a member of The Artisan Group and has had several of her pieces worn by actresses on television shows. Her designs have also been part of swag bags at the Academy Awards and the MTV Music Awards.

Sandra finds inspiration in nature, art and artisan made components. Her creations feature sparkling gems & shiny metals while others are rustic, feature ceramic beads & strands of leather.  Most recently, Sandra has fallen in love with polymer clay and enjoys creating jewelry with it.  Look for her latest designs using her new favorite medium.