Nature inspired recycled sterling jewelry
Susan Rodgers Designs
41 Marwood Place
Stony Brook, NJ 11790
Living on Long Island, our family spent summers camping and boating on Fire Island. This gem of an island taught me the true love of nature, exploring the forests, trails and beaches. It was only natural to incorporate this love into my jewelry designs.
Inspiration comes in many forms. Whether it’s the elegant line of a tree, the textures in stones or a fallen flower petal, nature always provides. These begin the design process in my head. Sketches of what I envisioned begin. Drawings from many angles along with notes on measurements, metals and process used fill the studio. The jewelry design dictates what process is used. A majority of the designs begin with lost wax casting. This ancient process allows the finest shapes and textures to emerge from a block of wax. The use of rolling mills, texturing hammers and torches also allow the jewelry design to come to life. Before the jewelry begins to create provides my design ideas.
See the work in these galleries:
Left Bank Gallery • Wellfleet MA
Bejeweled • New Bedford MA
Firefly Gallery • Jerome AZ
Earthwood Artisan Gallery • Estes Park CO
Falling Waters Museum • Mill Run PA
Portland Japanese Garden • Portland OR
Uncommon Goods website
Olive and Cocoa catalog and website
Other galleries are listed on the “Retail Partners” page of our website.
• Studio open to the public
• Wholesale orders accepted
• Custom orders and commissions accepted
• Rush delivery possible
• Gift wrapping available
• Credit cards accepted