About me


**If you live in the EU or UK please contact me before ordering.  I will have to create a custom order for you in my Etsy shop due to the onerous VAT requirements that the EU and UK have put in place.**


I'm the designer - Susan Estrada.  I LOVE gemstones and I LOVE artisan made glass beads.  So my designs usually include both.  Because I use artisan made glass beads my designs are unique and, usually, one of a kind.  The artisans I buy beads from don't like making the same design over and over and neither do I.   My designs tend to be organic in nature but, sometimes, I get pretty glitzy!  I do my own metalwork and enameling.  Enameling is part art and part science - this meshes perfectly with my own interests!  I'm an engineer by early schooling and a jewelry designer by later schooling.

The love of gemstones runs deep in my family. My grandpa would go out in the Mojave desert in search of interesting stones and geodes. He would cut and polish the geodes to make chimes. He would polish up the rocks to make keychains,   If you're looking for a design automation engineer I do that too - LOL!   Some of my other interests include dogs and soccer (I play it and watch it).   We usually have 2 dogs in house and they are always from a rescue group. 

Several of my designs have been published in Bead Trends magazine. I have a large selection of high quality beads and findings which I use to make my jewelry. I will clearly indicate the "contents" of each piece of jewelry so you'll know what you're getting. If you have any questions about a design email or call me for more information.

I'm a member of the SRAJD (Self Represented Artists Organization for Jewelry Designers).  My member number is 353.

I hope you enjoy wearing my handcrafted pieces as much as I enjoyed making them!

Thank you so much for your interest!

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