SARU (monkey in Japanese) + STAR (my grandma Stella)= SARUSTAR, a personal amalgamation of what my business/ life/ the act of making things is to me. It is the playful and sometimes haphazard way things come together to make life beautiful.
Put simply, I make what I love. I am drawn to simple forms with subtle embellishments. I love surprises and hidden meanings, and I like to keep myself amused.
I work with found objects, beautifully faceted and rough gemstones, sterling silver, and brass. I try to use recycled metals when possible and utilize the bulk of my scraps. My materials come from the street, the trash, friends, the store, and, of course, Etsy.