Monday, 24 September 2007

Designer Feature - SARA'S TEXTURE CRAFTS

Meet Sara Millis of Sara's Texture Crafts.

Her highly textured jewellery is soft even to the eye, and she combines a very distinctive brand of creativity with a delicate vintage look.

She is also very active on Dawanda and the initiator of the Dawanda Shop Directory on blogspot:

Look up her web site, blog and Indiepublic page for more photos and for links to her shops.

Meanwhile, here are her answers to my 7 inquisitive questions:

1. What is your favourite word?

Texture! It describes so many sensual feelings and emotions.

2. What is/are your favourite material(s)/fabric(s)?

I love any fabric with a textural weave, so tweeds and herringbones, to velvets and flowing silk.

3. Do you have a favourite colour?

At the moment I love shades of pink or green, which you can see from my shops!

4. What good are your five senses to you?

The five senses are extremely important to me and my whole being is effected by my reaction to each sensual experience. I am at my happiest when each is challenged and treated with love and at my weakest when a sense is violated. For work I use my senses to create and in my personal life to show love to those who are close.

5. Why the need to make things?

I think creation is in my nature! I am restless and am always inventing things in my head, so I create to let it out and save me from lying awake all night!

6. What is your most ambitious project at the moment?

My most ambitious project this year is turning my brand ‘Sara’s Texture Crafts’ into a successful business… This is me out on my own for the first time, so I am nervous and very proud of what I have achieved so far.

7. What is your pet (non-creative!) addiction?

Chocolate! I enjoy watching fancy chocolate being made and of course to eat it!

Saturday, 22 September 2007


Free shipping worldwide in my Dawanda shop (exclusively) until next Sunday 23rd Sept. 8 p.m. (Paris Time).

Self-Inflicted Questionnaire

I would like to use this little questionnaire of mine to feature some designer friends on this blog. So I thought I had to answer it myself first.
1) What is your favourite word?
2) What is / are your favourite material / fabric?
Pearls come first, with also a soft spot for aquamarine, garnet and peridot - I don't actually mind emeralds, diamonds and gold... linen (the best excuse in the world for wearing wrinkled clothes) and cashmere (which feels like being cuddled by a cuddly toy)
3) Do you have a favourite colour?
Not really. There are some I don't like, of course. But I will need this or that, depending on - Black is comfortable, red is indispensable, and greens are soothing.
4) What good are your five senses to you?
I think and memorize and assess with my eyes. I enjoy life with touch and taste; when these two are low, so am I. My nose is, as often in women, too sensitive for my own good, what with living in a big city... but I think it tells me where I am and if I like it wherever; if I can smell cut grass or the sea, I am fine. My hearing - well my hearing is for music, and it is painfully susceptible to neighbourhood nuisance...
5) Why the need to make things?
Still trying to shape the world into my own - I guess. Some people might call me a control freak, but I like to make this streak into something positive...
6) What is your most ambitious project at the moment?
Apart from turning my life over (again) and opening a concept café place (hence the name of my shop), I have a turquoise necklace in mind...
7) What is your pet, non-creative addiction?
Shoes - I have this very volatile relationship with them - too many of them - always wearing the same, the reasonable ones. I can only be truly happy barefoot ( and Zola Budd made complete sense to me), only wore my first pair of shoes whan I was two - but they are to me fascinating figures of beauty. No, it's not a fetisch - not really - I am not interested in other people's...