1. Tell us a little about Cinder & Sage:

Cinder & Sage is a handmade jewelry and accessories company. We focus on simple, yet ‘conversation-starting’ designs. I’d say we are known for classic long necklaces, our love of brass, and our wide range of hair accessories.

  1. What inspired you to start your own jewellery line?

I started Cinder & Sage in the Fall of 2009. I had finished my business degree and was looking for a job  when I started making jewelry for myself and friends, just for fun. Making jewelry was always something I played around with and did as a hobby with my mom. It started getting some attention on Facebook, then at a local market, and it just took off from there.

  1. Where do you go to find inspiration?

I find it everywhere, from patterns in textiles and seeing how materials are combined in interior design. For example, I love the combo of white, marble and brass accents in kitchens and our “Marble Arch” Necklace (which consists of brass bars and howlite/marble beads) plays off that.

  1. Being a busy dog mom + business owner- how do you balance your time. 

I think since getting a puppy, I’ve been forced to take a step back and make more time for me (and the pup!). It’s been really good. Even in the crazy busy times, she forces me to take a break and go for a walk and it’s been really helpful. Since moving my studio out of my home and into its own space, I find that I’m much more productive and have a much better work/life balance. 

  1. Where can we find you if you’re not in The Cinder & Sage Loft?

At the dog park, on a patio with friends, traveling, browsing Homes ense or Anthropologie, or tucked away on my patio with my pup. 

  1. What is it about Medium watches that resonates with you?

I love the classic, clean look of Medium watches. The gold toned watches are of course my favorite, and the gold mesh wrap is the best!