Sarah discovered the beauty and versatility of bronze screening and other wire materials while studying at the Philadelphia College of Art where she majored in sculpture. After graduating in 1984, she remained in Philadelphia and applied her skills and understanding of metal to develop a process of forming these materials into wonderful floral, leaf and insect representations as well as abstract form.
She started with Brass screening, developing a technique of treating and folding the material to create beautiful flower and bug sculptures out of the unique material. The small start has expanded into a full line of jewelry, metal mesh belts and handbags. Each piece is plated or oxidized and then finished by a process of handpainting with bronze powders in a base of lacquer and sealed. The delightful colors are individually mixed and custom tinted.
Sarah looks to her extensive world travel experiences for inspiration. Her knowledge of art history and design influence her varied design approach. Constantly in search of uncommon and unique materials, Sarah Cavender maintains a design criteria in which each piece contains an element of woven wire. In this philosophy she continues to consistently produce a line of jewelry, belts, and handbags that are truly beautiful to wear and admire as objects of art.
Over the years, Sarah Cavender’s extensive line has repeatedly been featured in trade publications and top fashion magazines such as Vogue, Mademoiselle, In-Style, Glamour, and McCalls, in the United States and abroad. The company specifically is centered around producing a product that is of quality and integrity that woman will enjoy for years to come.
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