Meet Sara Richardson, our next “Ask an Artist” contributor!

We are proud to announce Sara Richardson as the next contributor to our “Ask an Artist” series. Our first article in the series was chock full of great information about how to get started selling your own jewelry courtesy of Kat Wisniewski and Vanessa Walilko.  This next article is sure to continue providing you with awesome advice from professional chainmaille artists! Read more about Sara below and learn how you can submit your questions for her.


Sara Richardson was one of the founding editors of Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. She recently started her own business, Creative World of Sara, which includes her jewelry line, Lovestruck Jewelry.  She is also a freelance writer and editor. She has been making her own chain maille, wire, beaded, and mixed media jewelry for five years. Sara’s work has been published in Creative Jewelry, Step by Step Wire Jewelry, Easy Wire, 101 Bracelets Necklaces & Earrings, and The Best of Step by Step Wire Jewelry (2010/2011). She has been published on the jewelry forum, and is currently a guest editor on In addition, Sara gives jewelry making parties for children and adults, and sells her jewelry at local craft shows.

Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from St. Bonaventure University.  A native of the Buffalo, New York area, she currently lives in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania with her husband Michael, and Princeton, their Shetland Sheepdog.

What do people most often ask for your advice about? People always ask me for tips for submitting projects to magazines. While I was at Step by Step Wire Jewelry, I was the first person to receive any projects and proposals, so I can provide many helpful tips in this area.


Want to know more about how to get your work published whether in print or online?  Sara is your gal.  We will be collecting questions for her through November 19th.  There are four easy ways to submit your questions:

  1. Write it in the comments section at the end of this blog entry

  2. Post it to our wall on facebook:

  3. Tweet it to us using @BlueBuddhaBtq:

  4. Email it to me at [email protected]

Learn more about Sara:

Etsy page:
Facebook page:!/pages/Lovestruck-Jewelry/442811710150

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10 years 7 months ago

Hello Sara,
Thanks for making your experience available for questions.
My love is Art!
What I would like to do is expand my crafting ability in the field of Metal to encompass more insight and creativity to assist me in developing abilities of jewelry design.
I am signing up for a course in Metal Smithing at a Local Arts Studio/given by a teacher with a degree in Fine Arts.
Would Metal Smithing be the preferred ‘first’ class to take versus PMC, which I eventually want to do as well?

10 years 7 months ago

When looking at publishing a new piece, what is going to attract you to picking that piece more; great pics, known designer, or the simplicity/complexity of the piece?

Paula Rudy
10 years 10 months ago

I’m new to chainmaille…took classes at B3 with Vanessa & Kat this past summer. Learned sooo much & the B3 blog is a favorite of mine. Just when I thought you guys were the greatest, you top yourselves by adding “Ask an Artist”! Love it!
Many thanks…Paula Rudy