Meet Sara of Shy Siren

Grateful To Do What I Love

Sara Schwittek of Shy Siren Jewelry

People ask me all the time:
Why ‘Shy Siren’?

For me, to be a ‘Shy Siren’ is to feel beautiful, sensual & alluring in your own unique, understated way–inside & out. Just the right amount of demure + confidence, romance + irreverence… a balance of timelessness & edge, grit + sparkle.

Celebrate the complex dualities that make up your whole–and express that spirit!


My jewelry is made with near-obsessive amounts of love, detail +  attention. Each design is created with an eye toward both aesthetics + functionality. I take great pleasure in the play of light and the textures of the materials I work with.

Each piece is lovingly presented to delight the recipient: I infuse joy into each piece, and then it is diligently placed into a sheer organza gift bag and gift box, tied with a sheer ribbon...

This is more than just a piece of jewelry to me; it is my hope that opening the box is an experience of anticipation + exuberance for the receiver... the perfect gift for a loved one, or for yourself -- a little wearable sculpture that speaks to who you are, and what you wish to express to the outside world.

I hope you'll find pieces in my Shy Siren jewelry collection that whisper to your inner & outer Siren too.


I've always loved color and making pretty things. After all these years, it seems like a pretty natural progression to end up making jewelry all day long.

After graduating from Cornell University's College of Architecture, I ventured to New York City to work in the architectural design industry. In 1998, I left the profession to co-launch Four Eyes Productions, a web design & development studio, where I was partner & Chief-Pixel-Pusher for over 15 years. Now, more than 20 years after we began our little e-dream, Four Eyes is still going strong. This ecommerce website was developed by Michael over at Four Eyes -- of course! I still absolutely love graphic design; it can be such a wonderful "digital" complement to making very "analog" jewelry!

Sara Schwittek of Shy Siren Jewelry
My diverse background in all-things-design (architectural, graphic + photographic) gives me a unique lens through which to view the world of jewelry. I design each piece with an eye toward both aesthetics and functionality (form + function), the play of light (reflected vs transmitted), and the the textures (rough vs perfect) of the materials.

My Book for New Jewelry Makers

For aspiring jewelry makers, please check out my book, Perfect Match: Earring Designs for Every Occasion. This how-to book contains step-by-step instructions for more than 40 earring projects, and all the basic beginner jewelry-making techniques required to create them!

My book Perfect Match: Earring Designs for Every Occasion is available online at Amazon!


I currently live, work & play in the artistic, funky & eclectic neighborhood of NoDa in Charlotte, North Carolina. Every day, I pinch myself that this is the job I am get to do. I am one of those fortunate people who actually looks forward to Monday mornings. So, so, SO incredibly grateful... THANK *YOU*...

When I'm not in the jewelry studio, you can usually find me behind a camera, on the yoga mat, dreaming about a trip to either a far-away land or to a gritty-dirty-energizing city, or exploring the diverse natural beauty that North Carolina has to offer.

Click here to check out my die-hard, all-time fav Shy Siren designs - the pieces that I WEAR every day!

Let's stay in touch!

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