Sara Danielle

Marylhurst, OR

Artist's Statement

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Sara began creating various forms of art as a child. Jewelry-making became her most beloved pastime after spending more and more time in a Washington, DC bead store, and soon transformed into a career. Calling upon her business school education and her environmental nonprofit work experience, the development of her creative venture came naturally.

Whether the purpose for a new piece is a celebration, a pick-me-up, or just because, Sara appreciates how finding something that is "so you" or "so her" can be just the thing to show someone how much you care -- even if that someone is yourself. 

Sara continues to look for ways to combine her passions for art and the environment. Operating her own small business while creating art with her hands is just the beginning; the Sara Danielle studio is powered by 100% renewable energy, the 14K and 18K gold used in Sara Danielle's fine jewelry collection are recycled, and all scrap metals are refined and reused.  In addition to recycling glass, papers, and plastics, every effort is made to use sustainably harvested or post-consumer recycled content consumable products, such as gift wrapping, office supplies, and marketing materials.  Even the leftovers from lunch are composted.

Creating time to support a healthy work/life balance, Sara helps run the activities and events of her local community garden, actively volunteers with a variety of Portland-based environmental nonprofit organizations, contributes to a citizen-run sustainability group within her city, participates in environmental-based discussion groups that promote dialogue and positive change, goes for hikes in the beautiful Oregon wilderness with her husband, and rejuvenates in vinyasa yoga class. 

Sara is a firm believer in supporting her community and donates regularly to nonprofit organizations, including local school fundraisers, Asian Women's Shelter, Dress for Success, Make a Wish Foundation, Friends of the Children, and public radio, to name a few. In addition, a portion of each sale is donated to animal rights and environmental organizations, including The Humane Society, Farm Sanctuary, and Boston Building Resources.