With a degree in the fine arts and a successful career as a commercial interior designer, an outsider might say that Sarah had made it as an artist, a feat that few can actually pull off. But she was pining for the feeling that comes from working with her hands, so she decided to refocus her creative energy on her side business, repurposing raw materials into unique pieces of jewelry. She finds her muse in many places: natural history illustrations of bugs, digging through her husband’s pile of scrap wood, strolling through the hardware store. But the final product is anything but rough around the edges. Her whimsical little pieces, which keep her crafting from sun up to sun down, are unforgettable and easy to pull off. Yep, success is however you define it. (And other cheesy motivational quotes from the ‘90s.)