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CINDY SASSAMAN

Jewelry Designer


18-day maker

November 30 – December 2
December 7 – December 9
December 13 – December 24


BUSINESS NAME

Sweet Bella Jewelry


INSTAGRAM

@sweetbellajewelry


Personal motto

“I'm happiest when I'm being creative!”

 

How would you describe your business?

I design and handcraft one-of-a-kind and limited production jewelry with an emphasis on natural gemstones and organic shapes.

How did you get into your trade?

I majored in Fine Art/Photography, and worked in visual display for years. I've been a travel writer, professional chef, and most recently a travel agent. What started as a hobby turned into a side hustle, then eventually my full-time job!

Working as a maker on the Central Coast can be hard, expensive, and risky. Why do you do it?

Being creative is like breathing... I just do it without thinking and I couldn't survive without it! Anything worthwhile is usually risky, but I slowly worked my way up to becoming a full-time maker. I genuinely believe the saying that, “If you do what you love, you'll never work and day in your life” however, I work all the time... I just don't think of it as "work"!