Susan Green creates a line of one of a kind and limited edition jewelry sought by many of the country’s finest stores, galleries, and collectors of contemporary crafts. Her pieces are distinctive and recognizable for their high level of artisanship, beautiful colorations and unusual materials. Susan translates ethnic influences and images from nature into elegant, contemporary shapes for a sophisticated expression. Her jewelry is designed to compliment the form and movement of the body. There is a feeling of magic and adornment in her work, which communicates a sense of pleasure to the wearer.
Each Susan Green necklace features her signature fiber-wrapping technique, which combines hand-dyed silk and rayon cords with antique and metallic threads and ribbons to create a smooth and subtly colored surface, which feels wonderful against the skin. Many necklaces use her unique, handcrafted silver and bronze closures, which harmonize with the colors of the piece through original surface treatments. The necklaces are beaded with the highest attention to detail, fall and flow, whether the look is simple and graphic or elaborately elegant. Susan uses rare beads from around the world including antique Czech glass, Austrian crystal, Tibetan copper and brass, and African silver. Susan is drawn to natural materials such as bone, horn, wood, coral, amber and stone. She enjoys using unusual, natural pearls, as well as precious and semi-precious jewels such as iolite, sapphire, carnelian, citrine and turquoise. Some necklaces feature a powerful ethnographic element such as a Tuareg amulet, Moroccan fibula or Ethiopian cross.