Feature Designer

There are so many wonderful jewelry techniques out there. If I had to pick which was the most popular, then I would choose wire wrapping. Therefore I was delighted to come across another wire work artisan who does some wonderfully inspirational designs.

Suesun who is from Milan, Italy, has been making jewelry since she was five years old! She started with polymer clay until she converted to wire work. Now she is hooked! She is largely self taught and is a big fan of Eni Oken and Iza Malczyk.

Her Etsy store has these lovely wire wrapped earrings (above) which she titled Pistachio Nut Biscuits - Earrings. The focal beads are faceted jasper beads which was inspired by the colours of pistachio nut biscuits. She included the recipe for them in her Etsy listing - yummy! I also loved the way she backed the earring with felt figures.

What caught my attention about Suesun was not just her skill but the inspirational sources from which she expressed her artistry. Her Moonlit Night Bangle was from a poem by Whitney Fong, entitled "A Glorious Moonlit Night" which she reprinted in her listing. Surely her design is glorious - reminiscent of bead weaving but all with oxidised sterling silver wire. She used a lot of gemstone beads -white agate, lapis lazuli, pearls and amethyst. I agree with Suesun - this is a very romantic design.

Her Maya Copper Earrings were inspired by her Mexican holiday in Akumal, Yucatan. She was fascinated by the Mayan culture. In this design she used tons of different gauged oxidised copper wire coupled with gemstones like top quality flashy blue faceted labradorite and moss agate.

Suesun has started a blog and you can catch up on what is doing there.
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