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Saola Designs

American Made Since 2010

Alysha Bushey

Apex, North Carolina
Handcrafted jewelry made from scratch with precious metals and sparkling natural gemstones sourced from American suppliers and local gem cutters

Tell us about your business.

I started my business in the spring of 2010 in my small one bedroom apartment. The kitchen table was my first work table and the bathroom, my first studio. I am a self-taught artist learning from books, magazines and my own mistakes. I am not afraid to try new things – I believe that being an artist is having the ability to overcome the creative obstacles in our work. I owe my creative growth to these experiences. Currently, I work out of my home studio in Apex, NC. I continue to educate myself by taking professional metalsmith classes at trade schools around the country. I work in most precious metals such as Palladium White Gold, 14-24k Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver. I also recycle precious metals by melting them down and rolling them out into sheet or metal to compose my designs. My current passion is creating custom wedding bands and engagement rings for those who appreciate one of a kind, handmade artwork.

What makes your business stand out?

I am my jewelry and I am unique. When I handcraft my work I am creating something that is an extension of myself - a part of my soul I can share with the world.
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Mark Your Calendar

  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
  • AMERICAN MADE MEETUP
    Nov. 7, 2014

    Join Martha at the American Made Summit kickoff cocktail party.

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  • AMERICAN MADE SUMMIT
    Nov. 8, 2014

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City.

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  • RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

    Shop for holiday gifts at the Martha Stewart American Made Pavilion.

    Learn More

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  • 2014 Style Finalist

    Jammies Prêt-à-Porter

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    Jammies Prêt-à-Porter is a collection of ultra-luxe comfort wear for babies, packaged in recycled, reusable, bpa-free plastic jam jars.
    Style, Fashion
  • 2014 Style Finalist
    For Almost 100 years, KORCHMAR has been handcrafting bags and accessories from fine leathers for both the business and the casual traveler.
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