Turquoise Teardrop Earrings, Czech glass beads, silver frame, ss ear wires; Spring Dawn Necklace, larimar stone beads, citrine, handmade art glass focal beads, ss chain; Green Garden Necklace, designer bohemian glass beads, copper chain, copper pendant
A self-taught jewelry designer and maker, Susan was part of the team at the Bead Hive in Guilford for over 5 years and still is a member of that vibrant artisan community, inspired by some of the masters in that milieu.
She is influenced by art, design and fashion, and creates handcrafted jewelry that is fun and funky with a vintage vibe. Bold, statement pieces and delicate jewelry designs all find a place in her collections.
Susan works in stones sourced from all over the world, as well as Czech glass beads that are on trend and made using vintage molds and methods. Susan also uses Japanese seed beads, Austrian crystals, sterling silver, hand-wrought bronze and art beads created by local artisans in her signature designs. She is known for her incredibly detailed beaded wrap bracelets and her works in Kumihimo, an ancient Japanese form of braiding with beads.
She has been featured in numerous art and craft shows, has done many one-woman trunk shows and her work is also at retail outlets. Her work can be seen at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Ct.