Sunday, August 28, 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

It's Time To Mark Your Calendars!

Art Show season will soon be upon us.

Refer to the list of events where you'll be able to find me.


Mention this post for 10% off entire purchase or free shipping.


Date: November 9, 2016     Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Place: Bonita Bay Country Club 26660 Country Club Dr, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Date: November 11, 2016     Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Place: The Commons Club 9930 Coconut Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Date: November 19, 2016     Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Place: Verona Walk 8090 Sorrento Ln, Naples, FL 34114

Date: December 5, 2016     Time: 10:3 - 12:30
Place: 18061 Miromar Lakes Pkwy, Ft Myers, FL 33913

Date: December 10, 2016     Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Place: Lely Palms Retirement Community 1000 Lely Palms Dr, Naples, FL 34113

Date: January 28, 2016     Time: To Be Announced
Place: Palmira Renaissance Center 28121 Palmira Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

(Updates on other shows will follow as I have more information)



Also available at:

Blue Diamond Jewelers (next to the Apple store)
Coconut Point Shopping Center
23151 Fashion Dr.
Estero, FL 33928

The Alley Artisan Mall (by Dillards)
Coconut Point Shopping Center
23191 Fashion Dr. Suite 113
Estero, FL 33928

Von Liebig Art Gallery
585 Park Street
Naples, FL 34102

Bridal Sets & Shoe Clips

French Mermaid Collection

by Suzanne C. Suber

Monday, June 27, 2016

A Real Treasure!

It's not every day that you have the opportunity to meet a real special lady like Valoie. Her background is so rich with experiences in helping young and old that we would all do well to emulate. "Mes Ami" in French is translated as "My Friends". It is a fitting symbol for this dear lady.

Valoie Sizemore wearing "Mes Ami"

"Every where I go when I wear the Mes Ami necklace I get compliments, or,
where did you find that necklace, it's gorgeous, and you always find the best jewelry.
Not only is the necklace stunning, I got to meet Suzanne who makes the jewelry
 and she is so very kind and caring. So glad I found Mes Ami. I love it."   
Valoie G. Sizemore
"Mes Ami"



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Customer Appreciation Sale & Party



You Are Cordially Invited

for  wine & hors d'oeuvres 




Where: The Alley Artisan Mall

When: June 25 from 1:00-5:00

(located next to Dillards at the Coconut Point Shopping Center in Estero, FL)



Sale!

Take 20% off French Mermaid Collections Soutache necklaces & bracelets 
15% off charms, beaded bracelets & Mermaid pouches


Clearance:

14k g/f lovely chain anklets are on clearance at 50% off




See you there!
           
New: Mermaid pouches to hold your treasures
Regular $8 Now on Sale for $6.80

French Mermaid Collection

by Suzanne C. Suber


         
    
   
     

    

Friday, June 17, 2016

Champagne Customer Appreciation Sale & Party

You Are Cordially Invited



Where: The Alley Artisan Mall

When: June 18 & June 25 from 1:00-4:00

(located next to Dillards at the Coconut Point Shopping Center in Estero, FL)




Take 20% off French Mermaid Collection designs on display

14k g/f lovely chain anklets are on clearance at 50% off




See you there!

French Mermaid Collection

by Suzanne C. Suber

 
 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Bonjour!

Bonjour!

It's been a while since I've sent out any announcements or Blog 
posts, but I have some new designs to show you.

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts.

French Mermaid Collection

by Suzanne C. Suber

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Friday, April 22, 2016

About Soutache: History and Use Through The Ages

WHAT IS SOUTACHE?

Soutache embroidery is a technique which dates back to the fourteenth century in France. Soutache (pronounced SOO-tash), also referred to as Russia braid or Galloon, is a common element in the French art of passementerie, which is a silky braid used to decorate cut fabricThe threads used to make a soutache come in many colors and are often made of natural fabrics such as silk, cotton, rayon and wool. Synthetic, semi-synthetic fibers, and metallic threads of silver or gold may also be used.See more below.

COUTURE:

Soutache was initially used for making decorative elements sewn on haute couture garments.  Cotton caftans and tunics often have soutache embroidery and have been traditionally worn by people all over the world, to include Russia, West Africa and Morocco. Mariachi uniforms, worn by musicians who play music originating from Jalisco, Mexico, are known for their colorful soutache braided designs. 

Court Dress, June 1834:  Evening Dress, circa 1895, satin with multicolored Chinese floral embroidery, pearl and braid trim, and inset chiffon, label: "Mme Marie Reeves, Robes et Manteaux, 52 E. 21 St., N.Y." via KSUM.:  Day Dress   American, 1862–64   White cotton piqué with black soutache: c. 1891 Wool Soutache Jacket:   Wine and Ivory Jacket 1890s:

colettesaintyves:

Evelyn Brent.


MILITARY: 

Metallic soutache has been used for centuries to embellish elaborate military uniforms and epaulets to display rank by width or color of the braid.




Winston Churchill 1895


SOUTACHE PROPERTIES AND MATERIALS:

Soutache is most commonly braided in a herringbone pattern. Two threads are placed on opposite sides of a cord and starting with the left thread is placed over the middle cord followed by the right thread. Then alternating from the right the pattern continues until a braid is formed. This design is called a French herringbone pattern. See samples below.


     


SOUTACHE JEWELRY TECHNIQUE:



The soutache braids are meticulously stitched together with fine needle and threads while combining a variety of cabochons and beads, resulting in an amazing mix of color and style of royal character that is lightweight and comfortable to wear. Since soutache embroidered jewelry is a very precise, laborious and demanding technique, the end result is a unique work of artThere are very few skilled artisans in this technique. They are true masters of their work.

Contact Suzanne today 
to create a luxurious one-of-a-kind design that will be admired and get ready for the compliments. 

"All of my designs are made from high quality materials, Swarovski® pearls and crystals, natural pearls and stones, mother of pearl, corals, Irish and Moroccan Soutache, Italian and Czech glass beads, Japanese seed beads, etc. All are sewn by hand nestled within the  soutache braids, and backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede." Suzanne


CARING FOR YOUR SOUTACHE JEWELRY:

Wipe the back of your Soutache jewelry with a soft cloth after wear. If necessary quickly clean in cold water with a drop of laundry detergent, rinse well & pat dry  with a soft dry cloth.

239-776-4000
suber.suzanne@yahoo.com

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Season is coming to an end in SW Florida. The Snow-Birds are leaving. Flying to their summer roost. Now is the best time for locals to shop & support our local merchants. Two of which are very dear to my heart since they carry my designs.

Blue Diamond Jewelers (by the Apple store)
Coconut Point Shopping Center
23151 Fashion Drive
Estero, Florida 33928

The Alley (by Dillard's)
Coconut Point Shopping Center
23191 Fashion Drive 
Estero, Florida 33928


   
Contact Suzanne for that unique one-of-a-kind couture hand-embroidered soutache jewelry created with you in mind. 239-776-4000.