Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cuff It Up!

 My couture quality, hand-embroidered and constructed one-of-a-king Cuff bracelets are fully lined with ultra suede and hand sewn around an aluminum cuff bracelet form. They are adjustable, lightweight and ready for compliments.

Autumn Haze

Picture Jasper focal enhanced with a rhinestone,
Czech and TOHO glass beads, imported,
domestic and Moroccan Soutache braid,
and luxuriously smooth ultra suede.
$169.00

Purple Orchid

Purple with silver-tone trim focal, enhanced with 

Swarovski ® crystals, rhinestones, braid trim, 
and luxuriously smooth ultra suede.
$132.00


Under the Sea

Southwest Florida white Scallop sea shell focal
enhanced with Mother of Pearl, Czech and TOHO glass beads,
white and silver braid, lace, 
and luxuriously smooth ultra suede.
$136.00
 

Sunset
Marco Island natural sea scallop shell, 
Swarovski ® pearls and crystals
imported and Moroccan Soutache braid,
backed by a luxuriously smooth ultra-suede.
Cuff Bracelet: $158


 Swarovski®, Soutache braid, Moroccan, picture jasper, Czech glass, TOHO beads, sea shell, ultra suede, cuff bracelet, one-of-a-kind, couture, hand-embroidered, hand-sewn, adjustable cuff


Friday, October 3, 2014

Anneta Valious

It is a real honor for me to feature Anneta Valious, a well respected and talented Soutache Jewelry Designer. I began my embroidery journey from my grandmother's tutorship in Marseille, France at the age of five. My needlework has always brought me joy in its many forms, but I became totally enamored after first seeing Anneta's "Helen of Troy" (photo below) necklace masterpiece. Though I had worked with soutache years ago as a couturiere in the bridal industry, French Heirloom sewing and smocking for children, thanks to Anneta I became inspired to adapt my learned techniques into my jewelry designs. 

Anneta Valious

Anneta Valious was born and raised in Moscow. After graduating from the Moscow State University, she married and moved to France, where she lives with her husband and family in the city of Nantes. Beadwork came into her life in 2007, quite by accident, but gradually creating jewelry, literally became a way of life for her. 

Impressed by the creativity of Israeli jewelry designer Dori Csengeri she fell in love with soutache embroidery. At that time the soutache technique was little known as there wasn't any literature or tutorials. You basically had to learn it on your own. But this did not stop her, on the contrary, it gave her a certain excitement. Since then, Anneta is constantly developing her skills by regularly taking part in international exhibitions, competitions and teaching classes. 


Helen of Troy

Her work is published in various magazines and in 2012 the Russian publishing house  AST-Press released her first book on soutache technique; and in 2014 her new book "Soutache" was published by Lark Crafts. Anneta likes experimenting with new techniques, and this process can be endless since the fantastic world of beads is boundless. 

Many thanks to Annetra for allowing me to share her story.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Meet Jasmine

My hand-embroidered soutache creative process begins with choosing a focal, the heart of my design. Followed by determining the best color combinations of soutache braids and beads. etc, as it's compliment. Though I start with an idea of how I want it to come together each piece seems to takes off on its own as I continue to make fine stitches incorporating tiny beads into the swirls of colorful soutache braid.

Jasmine
Sea Sediment Jasper cabochon focal, 
Czech glass, porcelain and bamboo coral beads, 
Irish, domestic and Moroccan soutache braid, 
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede 
(5 strand 18 inch gold wire necklace included)
$72.00


For more information please refer to the Hand-Embroidered Soutache & About Me links.

Would you like a a couture design especially made for you according to your specifications and color preference? Contact Suzanne at 239-776-4000 or scsuber@hotmail.com




Friday, August 8, 2014

Beautiful One of a Kind Wedding Jewelry

Suzanne C. Suber, French-born American jewelry designer, brings uniquely beautiful wedding jewelry to her French Mermaid Collection. You never have to settle for what other brides are wearing. She makes it  possible for you to treat yourself and your bridesmaids to a custom made design that won’t be seen on anyone else. Her hand-embroidered soutache designs are a work of art made to last the test of time. An added feature of hand-embroidered soutache jewelry is that it is surprisingly lightweight and comfortable unlike standard base metal bridal jewelry.  

O'Callaghan-McKenna
Severna Park, MD

2014

O'Callaghan-McKenna
Severna Park, MD

2014

O'Callaghan-McKenna
Severna Park, MD

2014

Call Suzanne at 239-776-4000 for a completely personalized experience. She will create and custom make a uniquely beautiful piece of art to adorn and compliment the lovely woman that you are.

Gift wrapping available upon request at no additional charge.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Josephine

French Emperor Napoleon once made a gift of peridot to Josephine 

as a symbol of undying love and admiration


Crystal focal enhanced with Swarovski ®
Czech glass beads, rhinestones, Irish and Moroccan Soutache braid,
and backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede

$174



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Monday, July 21, 2014

"Sunset"


"As the sun sets over Marco Island, Florida, 
the waves roll to shore to make enchanting melodies 
as they caress the sun kissed seashells."

"Sunset"
Marco Island natural sea scallop shell,
Swarovski ® pearls and crystals
imported and Moroccan Soutache braid,
backed by a luxuriously smooth ultra-suede.
Necklace: $198
Cuff Bracelet: $158

Friday, July 11, 2014

Claudine

"Finding solitude with a favorite book, Claudine found her escape."



"Claudine"
Ephemera cabochon, Swarovski pearls and crystals,
Czech beads, imported Soutache braid,
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede

(earrings included)
$143.00