Jewellery that you can feel good about.

Tired of generic, mass produced jewellery? Looking for something unique and personalized? You've come to the right place. One of my favourite aspects is working with my customers to create one of a kind pieces. It’s always a treat to see what you come up with!

Whether it's by using upcycled or locally-sourced materials, or by creating custom, meaningful pieces - I create jewellery that you can feel good about. 


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A ONE WOMAN SHOW: THE GIRL BEHIND THE GROGGY OWL
I'm just a girl trying to spread a little joy, one handmade jewellery piece at a time. The Groggy Owl began with my passion for all things handmade, and a desire to get away from mass-produced, generic accessories.

My love for jewellery-making goes as far back as my childhood, having parents who always made sure I had some sort of creative outlet. Much of my spare time growing up was filled with a variety of arts and crafts, including making jewellery - a hobby I carried into adulthood. After much encouragement from family & friends - I turned my creative hobby into a small business & launched The Groggy Owl on Esty in October 2017.

Currently, The Groggy Owl is a one woman show. Meaning I do everything from product design, creation, photography, marketing, social media advertising, packaging, jewellery modelling, customer service - you name it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Much love,
Sarah Dizon Sowinski

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WHY THE GROGGY OWL?
I really do treat every order as if I'm preparing a special gift
Fast response time - I typically respond to inquiries the same day
Almost everything on the shop can be customized
Custom orders are more than welcome - in fact, they're my favourite!
Handmade items have a certain charm you just can't get otherwise
Personalized or not, I strive to make my jewellery fun & unique

NO, WHY IS IT CALLED 'THE GROGGY OWL'?
Oh. I like owls, and I’m always tired. I'm also balancing full-time studies and work. A lot of my jewellery making happens in the middle of the night, or very early in the morning.

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HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR UPCYCLED PIECES?

Upcycled Plastic: The plastic featured on my upcycled pieces is from non-reusable plastic containers that were cut, heated and dyed to create the mini masterpieces you see here. Each piece by The Groggy Owl made from upcycled plastic is truly one of a kind! Due to the nature of the upcycling process you won't find two pieces the same. Also, you get the benefit of big, bold pieces without the heaviness since the plastic is so lightweight. 

Upcycled Copper: All of my upcycled copper pieces are made using copper from scrap electrical wiring. I strip scrap electrical copper wiring that I then polish, hammer and shape to create unique bangles, for example. I like to incorporate scrap copper washers or even hammered pennies into these designs.

Upcycled Fabric: I use fabric from old clothing, that I cut and stretch into fabric or "t-shirt" thread. I then use this handmade "t-shirt" thread to weave, braid, or crochet to create new pieces. 

"Re-Claimed" Materials: I sometimes make pieces solely out of findings and materials from old, broken jewellery to create unique, brand new pieces. I love creating something new out of something that would otherwise be thrown away. Any pieces using "re-claimed" materials are clearly labelled in the product title and description. 

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WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY 'HAND-STAMPED'?

Many of my items are hand-stamped, meaning each letter or design was individually hammered by hand into the metal by yours truly! Because of this, there may be slight variations in the alignment and impressions. Not only is this just the nature of hand-stamped pieces - but it's also part of the charm!

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LET’S CHAT!
Do you have any jewellery or hand-stamped gift ideas? Send me a direct message & I’d love to work with you to bring those ideas to life! 

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Thank you for supporting a small business!