Hello! My name is Sara Kim and I am the founder and designer behind HandmadeBySaraKim. I am saved by grace, a violinist, piano teacher, an avid crafter, wannabe vegan, and a coffee lover. Although I graduated with a B.A. in music - violin performance, I always loved crafting ever since I can remember. As a child, I would make my Barbie's friends out of chopsticks and paper towel. As a high school student, I enjoyed scrapbooking. Currently, I am working as a violin and piano teacher, married to a high school math teacher, and living in Riverside, CA. If I'm not teaching, I love to practice Bach on the violin and Chopin on the piano, and perform with community orchestras. If I'm not practicing, I'm at home making hairpieces, paper flowers, or other accessories. I love utilizing my creativity in making new accessories. I have lost track of how many handmade gifts I have made and given out throughout the years. It then inspired me to give everyone the same joy it gives me creating them and launched Handmadebysarakim, a collection of handmade accessories, in 2010. I have self-taught myself various skills from how to make jewelry, paper flowers, fabric flowers, bridal accessories, and to even graphic design and photography. I interned with Utterly Engaged, worked with numerous vendors and one day I found myself in the wedding industry. Now that most my hobbies had turned into my second full time job, I like to relax with my new hobby, watercolor.
We love to live by our name "handmade". We make everything from the beginning, we cut, hand sew, glue, dye, solder, wire, and more. We try our best to not have already made items and just glue them on a headband. Instead, we like to offer you one-of-a-kind pieces that were originally designed from Sara and made from our studio in Riverside, CA. We want to give you a high quality product and a collection of designs that are defined by feminine self-expression with each piece being 100% handmade. Our inspiration comes from the love of music, art, and color. Every piece is created with complete commitment and passion. More than anything, it is a labor of love. We want to give everyone the same joy it gives us creating them. Our aim is always to learn from Yesterday, absorb Today and be better Tomorrow. With every touch comes a bit of love.