sarabjewelry-about

SARA B. BINIECKI

I am Sara B. - unapologetic stone hoarder, casual collector of curiosities, and modern jewelry maven. Growing up near the shores of Lake Huron, I graciously formed a love of the beach stones and fossils the lake had to offer; always stashing rocks and lake treasures in my little pockets. Somewhere in the blur of my mid-twenties, I fell wildly in love with gemstones and jewelry making. These passions morphed through the decades into an unending hunt for rare pieces of earth to be collected, and for those bits of natural history to be preserved and captured in my modern, handmade jewelry. 

My work is handcrafted in my little Midwest mess of a studio in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. I tend to create small medleys of one-of-a-kind designs featuring gemstones, fossils, and nature's oddities. My pieces are constructed by hand using traditional metalsmithing techniques and tools with skills I have acquired over years of devoted practice and self-teaching. My goal is to craft jewelry that is natural yet modern, embracing the inherent imperfections of the stones as well as my hand at work.