Pillar of Salt Studio is located in the small city of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. In 2011, I discovered the art of wire wrapping as I was searching for a way to string handmade beads for a Christmas present. Starting with some inexpensive wire and basic tools, I began experimenting and trying out different ideas when time allowed. I fell in love with the challenge and endless possibilities, and my family’s life hasn’t been the same since.
Wire wrapping became an outlet for my creative energy and was the perfect medium for this homemaker and busy mom of three. A year later I took the giant step (for me) of opening an Etsy shop with a few of my rings. As God has opened doors and shut others, I have continued forward, dragging my family with me. ;) As the business has grown, my husband Josh has joined me and now does most of the oxidizing, polishing, and soldering (for earring posts). The kids help with punching holes in product cards, folding shipping boxes, and the like. I hope they are learning to follow their passions and whatever they do, to work at it with all their heart.
We have had the thrill of shipping our jewelry to all 50 states and 23 countries. Our jewelry has also appeared on the Hallmark Channel’s Cedar Cove, Easter Under Wraps, Christmas Hotel, Staging Christmas, Check Inn to Christmas; NBC’s Chicago P.D., The Village; The CW’s Jane The Virgin, The Vampire Diaries, All American and Arrow; TVLand's Teachers; Fox's The Orville; and Lifetime's Road Home for Christmas.
I (Sara Lott) am the owner, photographer, artist, and creator behind Pillar of Salt Studio. If you have a sense of humor and a little knowledge of early Bible history, you can appreciate where my business name comes from. The other aspect of being “salt” comes from Matthew 5 where Jesus talks about being salt and light in this world. I do sincerely hope that my love for Christ shines through my art and sings glory to God, the great Artist and Creator.
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