Sasha Oda is the face and the name behind Archerade. She is the creative force, the goldsmith, and the enthusiastic model for every handmade piece. Currently, she is a resident artist at Jewel Envy, a collaborative studio in Toronto. Prior to this, she was working on her Jewellery Arts diploma from George Brown College, where she won an award for her use of ArtCam, a 3D rendering program.
Sasha’s work is influenced by the world around her, be it nature, architecture, clothing, or simply the limits of her own imagination. She loves working with different patterns and textures, to achieve contrast and emphasis. Her work also features colourful gemstones, which bring added depth and life to her pieces. Her main criteria for creating jewellery is that she must love it first!