The Atelier Workshop
Welcome to Glimpse Creations, by Sarah Cownley! All products are designed by Sarah Cownley and handcrafted using only the finest materials. Vintage lace, trims, beads and metal charms imported from France are included in many designs for an added touch of luxury. Each collection is made by hand, many pieces one of a kind or limited editions.
Glimpse Creations is happy to take custom orders. The custom process begins with a consultation with Sarah, owner and designer of Glimpse Creations. Sarah will design a piece to match any outfit taking into account necklines, colors and occasion for the jewelry. Custom orders are perfect for bridal parties, Mother's of the Bride and Prom dresses to create jewelry that will enhance the outfit. Call to make an appointment for a custom consultation 905-616-2133
Sarah Cownley is the face behind Glimpse Creations. An award winning Haute Couture jewelry and embroidery designer, she is known for creating one of a kind, pieces that adorn the body as art. After working as an assistant Fashion Merchandiser, and becoming a co-owner of a bead shop she decided it was time to broaden her knowledge of the fashion industry. In 2009, Sarah travelled to Paris, France to study at the prestigious atelier Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). Here, she learned the craft, and earned a certificate in Haute Couture Embroidery and Beadwork.
Fascinated by the many artisans still working in the craft trade who create pieces for the world of Couture fashion, Sarah has since decided to shed some light on these little known atelier houses, by teaching couture embroidery and giving lectures on the craft trade. She also now incorporates these age old techniques that she learned at Lesage into her own creations.
Sarah is also a freelance fashion writer who attends runway shows at Paris Fashion Week and Haute Couture Week. She has had articles published in magazines and online blogs such as “A Needle Pulling Thread,” “A Girls Guide to Paris,” and “Trend Hunter.”
Sarah holds an honors diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Design, is a graduate of Sheridan College Crafts and Design, majoring in Textile Design and achieved a certificate from PMC Fine Silver Connection in Chicago. She has recently finished an apprenticeship in Paris with Lesage (atelier house owned by Chanel) and received a certificate for Professional Couture Beadwork and Embroidery.
Sarah was recently selected as one of Swarovski Crystal’s Create Your Style top 20 North American designers for 3 consecutive years from 2006. Her work has been showcased at Vancouver Fashion Week, and has been featured on the cover of Salon Magazine. Working with designers, Sarah also supplies samples and production embroidery for fashion and interior designs. Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers such as “West of the City” and “The Hamilton Spectator,” and “The Burlington Post.” Sarah was also recently seen featured on “CHCH Morning Live,” where she spoke about her jewelry and the world of couture fashion in Paris.
You can read more about her life in Paris on her blog "A Glimpse of Paris" www.glimpsecreations.com
On set with CHCH Morning Live
At Paris Fashion Week with Jeanne Becker