​​Uniquely Sandra Designs © 2013  |  All Rights Reserved

I began my jewelry making journey in 2014.  My interest in science and love of nature has influenced my work.  Many of the pieces I create are inspired by nature.  Although I have taken a variety of jewelry making classes locally, I am largely self taught.  I enjoy learning and experimenting with new techniques.  My science background has enabled me to appreciate and fairly easily grasp the many technical aspects of jewelry making.

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If you are still reading this at this point... please return periodically to my website and Etsy shop to see what I am up to, as I will likely be trying new techniques.


Throughout this time I had not ignored my creative side, but the scope of my creative endeavors were limited.  As I began to face the realization that I needed to step back from the practice of medicine, I found myself drawn to doing something that stimulated my creativity.

After completing a rigorous treatment regimen, I am currently, very gratefully, cancer free.  I was not, however, very quick to listen to my body and its changes.  I returned to the practice of medicine.  Over the next seven years, I found it increasingly difficult to keep up with the demands of my profession.

Sandra Elfering

Uniquely Sandra Designs

In my mid 20's,  my love of science and work experience led me into the medical profession.  

At age 38 my life took an unexpected turn.  I was diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer.  I was very fortunate to have excellent doctors; and supportive colleagues, friends, and family.                    
As I entered the school years, I became a very studious individual.  While in college at Cornell University, I specialized in the life sciences.  One of my favorite courses was the study of fungi, or mushrooms.  No...not because of some of their psychotrophic effects.  I was totally awed by their many shapes, colors, textures, and amazing survival tactics.                      

After college, I spent several years working in the pharmaceutical industry; and several years in Boston in a basic science research laboratory.
                   

I was told as a youngster that I had a very good sense of color.  My mother fostered this talent by enrolling me in art classes at a local cultural center  Thanks to my Mom, I still have some of the art projects I created from these lessons.                   

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