Major: biology and environmental studies
Graduation year: 2013
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
If you went to the craft fair last week, you would have had to go pretty early to get any of the adorable cards and pendants that Sarah Kollar was selling. This was the first time she'd ever sold her charms and it was very incredibly successful. Somehow, this surprises Sarah, but having seen the pendants, and bought one myself, I am certainly not. They are so creative and beautiful. Plus, they are affordable, from 4 to 6 dollars for each, so you can interchange them on one chain for multiple necklaces.
Sarah started making these charms and pendants for herself about five years ago, using coral, rocks, and shells that she collected. She also uses beads that she buys, but prefers things that she finds because they are more unique and special. For Sarah, creating jewelry is a relaxing break from the stress of double majoring in biology and environmental studies and minoring in Spanish. Although she bashfully admits that she keeps her favorite ones for herself, Sarah has created such a vast collection of charms that she decided to start selling them and sharing her gift with the Eckerd community.
If you would like to purchase some of these lovely pendants you can contact Sarah through her Eckerd email or facebook. She is also willing to take anything you find, rocks, shells, shark teeth, and manipulate it with wire into a wearable work of art.