|"My philosophy is to create elements of personal adornment emitting surprise and whimsy with attention to detail and craftsmanship. I believe happiness is life's purest gift - sharing that emotion through with my work is a fine honor."|
My given name is Monica Suzette and I've always been known as 'Sue'. I'm a designer, creator, lover of whimsy and creating my space, biker, skier, gardener, companion to four dogs and blessed to live with the love of my life. I was raised by two beautiful parents in Bozeman, MT, spent lots of time camping, roaming the woods and being a kid in an awesome place. I was given an amazing beginning along with three siblings, filled with love, adventure and a meaning of life derived through subsistence and respect for our surroundings .
Feeling driven to express is a blessing that allows the Sue to move beyond her self-censorship and find joy in creating.
Each piece is designer-created in her Northern Montana studio incorporating a combination of ancient and modern process and materials. Starting with a layered collection of colors, reflective of her surroundings, which are marred and hand-sliced to create the base pallet.
Further embellishment via drawing, riveting, lacing or adding semiprecious and precious elements then mounting each piece to rustic metals.