“You don’t have to do a lot to a piece of wood to make it beautiful.” | Here’s to the Makers | Etsy


♪ (music) ♪ Adding even just
a small light can really add warmth to a room. Without a little bit of a glow in it
a space can look really nice, but feel really cold. ♪ (music) ♪ My name is Sara
and my Etsy shop is Lighting by Sara. ♪ (music) ♪ Wood is really personal. You can take a same piece of wood and turn it
into a million different things. ♪ (music) ♪ I love that you don’t have
to do a lot to a piece of wood to make it beautiful. The grain is just going to be a beautiful
natural feature all on its own. It’s got its own character,
every single piece. ♪ (music) ♪ Any kind of creative process, there’s things that you have
to make what you’re making. These tools that you spend
so much time with, like all day everyday,
you’ve got them in your hands, these are like extra fingers,
basically, for me. (laughs) And my grandfather
that these belonged to, he passed away
two weeks after I was born. So I never got to know him, but having these things around,
it feels like we have a connection that we weren’t able to have. ♪ (music) ♪ I hope that I can create things
that really touch people and that they cherish for a long time. ♪ (music) ♪ Over the years, I see people
coming back to my shop. It’s almost like some of my customers have made my products
kind of part of their gift-giving process for, you know, every time
a baby is born in their family or every, you know, kid’s birthday. I spend so much time with each thing
before it leaves my hands, it’s from start to finish. Each one is like my creation
and it goes into their life and it becomes a whole thing
for them and their families. There is a lot of things out there, there’s a lot of products out there
that you can get for somebody that, you know, are really meaningful, but it’s the fact that you chose like,
my stuff out of everything in the world. ♪ (music) ♪ To be doing what I want to do everyday
and then, people make that possible, my customers make that possible. It wouldn’t happen any other way. ♪ (music ending) ♪

4 Replies to ““You don’t have to do a lot to a piece of wood to make it beautiful.” | Here’s to the Makers | Etsy”

  1. Beautiful work! These are magical. And I agree with you, Sara. I have an Etsy shop too, and I am always grateful that my customers chose me out of all the options out there!

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