Designed to be worn with style and confidence, my work utilizes handmade components made of fine metals, rare ethnic beads, semi-precious stones, and unusual pendants.
Flexibility and versatility are important design concerns – the pieces can often be worn in more than one configuration.
Susan Stem Designs
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Hematite, Handmade Sterling 92.5 Silver and Fine Tribal Silver
Old Turkman Silver (80%), and Turkman Silver with Fire-gilding; Lapis Lazuli Matrix; Vintage French Faux Pearl; Karen Tribal Silver (96%+); Sterling Silver from Indonesia
Turkoman Silver and Gilt Bead, Lacquered Takrut Amulet, Old Tribal Chin Metal, Brass Stamping of Buddha, Silver Beads, Suede Cord (adjustable)
Size: 34 in. not including pendant; pendant 5.5 in.
Antique Bedouin Silver ‘Mesh’ Band; Turquoise; Red Jasper; Handmade Bedouin Chain.
Size: 14 in. + 5.75 in.Chain x 3.75 in.
Antique Tuareg Silver Amulet Pendant (‘tscherot’) and Ancient Glass from Java, Vintage Trade Beads, Pipestone, Bedouin Silver and Karen Tribal Silver; Sterling Silver Clasp
Lacquer & Macrame-Covered Takrut; Shan Yantra Amulet; Chin Casting; Old Thai Coins; Gilded Ceramic Bead; Sterling Silver Ring & Beads; Suede Cord.
Size: 28 in.; Pendant 5.75 in. x 2.5 in.
Old ‘Pumtek’ (fossilized palm wood); Karen Tribal Silver (96%+); European Vintage Glass. Can be worn long or doubled as a choker.
Antique Bedouin Silver; Vintage Czech Glass; Sterling Silver
Size: 15 in. + 5 in. Chain x 4 in.
Old ‘Pumtek’ (fossilized palm wood); Ancient Javanese Glass; Karen Tribal Silver (96%+); Old Tribal Chin Wound Metal Beads; European Vintage Glass; Genuine Old Cow Bell
Size: 33 in; pendant 2.5 in.
Antique Copper/Brass Armband (possibly from India); Jasper; Antique Copper Heishi; Moss Agate; VIntage Brass; Freshwater Pearl; Handmade Ceramic
Size: 27.5 in. + 5.75 in pendant; pendant 4.25 in. wide
Unique Silk Scarf
As one of my exclusive designs, this scarf is uniquely patterned and colored. Comprising vintage silk from Japanese kimono and Thai handwoven ikat skirts, it has a lovely drape and feel. Each side has a different pattern, with the same silks and colors mixed for a harmonious overall design. Vintage glass and stone beads, plus green iridescent beetle wings, and brass spirals decorate and give weight to each corner. Only one is available- make it yours!
Size: 69 in. x 9.25 in.