About the seejanesparkle Designer/Owner, Sara Jane Abbott
About the Designer/Owner
As a small child, Sara Jane spent hours playing with antique treasures that she found at local thrift markets and garage sales inventing new bracelets, necklaces and rings.
Pretending to be Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparellli, or a 20’s flapper girl, Sara Jane draped herself in her homemade jewels from head to toe.
Ahead of her time, she faced some tough critics but then the eclectic 80’s European Invasion hit and everything changed.
Simon LeBon and the boys from Duran Duran burst into her consciousness dresses in sharp suits with oh so perfect hair and unbelievably perfect melodies. Sara Jane was entranced.
Thanks to Simon, her jeweled designs now took on a decidedly 80’s feel. Large, chunky and alive with color.
After graduating from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois as a Molly Ringwald doppleganger Sara Jane headed off to Syracuse University in upstate New York where her design skills were further developed and refined. It was here that Sara Jane began melding the timeless Chanel aesthetic with modern pop feel and began designing jewelry under the “Seejanesparkle” name for friends, family and friends and fellow kindred spirits.
Over the decade, this cottage industry has grown to the point where her jewels are carried in boutiques and featured at trunk-shows. And now the dream of opening a boutique is finally coming true.