Suzanne Schwartz

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As an adult, my creative medium moved from textiles to metals, but the stitching came with me, as seen in my current Interwoven Collections. I love texture, form and intersecting lines and find inspiration in everything from nature to architecture,  fabric, design, lines and texture. All of these spur my personal aesthetic and style.

I stitch with gold or silver wire on metal shapes, giving my work a three dimensionality while honoring the basic design sense of each piece. Stitching is a way for me to create texture in my jewelry. I love using the texture of the line. Silly as it may sound, I love playing with lines.

But what I love most is seeing my finished work on other people. Even though it came from my hands and my inspiration, I see it in a new light. It takes on a life that wasn’t there before and to their personality as if just made for the wearer. It’s exciting and truly gratifying.