Featured Artist: Sara Kim of Handmade by Sara

We've been a very big fan of Sara Kim, the girl boss behind HandmadebySaraKim, and are BEYOND excited to have her on the blog this week for our Artist Spotlight. After connecting on Instagram, it's been so much fun watching her business grow and craftsmanship get even finer! We're hoping one day Sara will be able to teach a workshop at Makers Mess with us! ;)

My name is Sara Kim and I am the founder and designer behind HandmadeBySaraKim. I am saved by grace, a violinist, piano teacher, an avid crafter, and a coffee lover. Although I graduated with a B.A. in music - violin performance, I always loved crafting ever since I can remember. Currently, I am working as a violin and piano teacher, married to a high school math teacher, and living in Riverside, CA. If I'm not teaching, I love to practice Bach on the violin and Chopin on the piano, and perform with community orchestras.

If I'm not practicing, I'm at home making hairpieces, paper flowers, or other accessories. I have lost track of how many handmade gifts I have made and given out throughout the years. It then inspired me to give everyone the same joy it gives me creating them and launched Handmadebysarakim, a collection of handmade accessories, in 2010. I have self-taught myself various skills from how to make jewelry, paper flowers, fabric flowers, bridal accessories, and to even graphic design and photography.

I interned with Utterly Engaged, worked with numerous vendors and one day I found myself in the wedding industry. I have also designed exclusive pieces for BHLDN, Anthropologie's wedding line and worked with numerous bridal boutiques. Now that most my hobbies had turned into my second full time job, I like to relax with my new hobby, watercolor. 


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