Quirky SuZ jewelry
A combination of vintage and new. I made the cords with silk, linen, bamboo, and hemp yarns. The top is from an old charm bracelet. The middle is a piece of deer antler made into a button and a piece of dyed coral. The big ring is a shell.
I enjoyed creating the different textures for the cords and combining the pieces into an attractive one-of-a-kind necklace.
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Suzanne M Miner
Quirky SuZ designs
Eagle Rock MO
Quirky SuZ is the result of many creative ventures throughout my life. My parents encouraged all of their children to be adventurous and share their talents. I don’t remember any phase of my life when I didn’t have some kind of creative outlet.
I moved to the Ozarks in grade school and down to the borderlands after college. Yes, love was involved! After a few years of odd jobs, I became a high school teacher. For thirty years, I taught United States History, geography, and all other Social Studies subjects at Berryville High School. Teaching, sponsoring Student Council, and coaching Quiz Bowl kept me busy at school. I enjoyed decorating my classroom each year and always tried to make the displays attractive, motivational, and educational.
Through the years, I kept doing creative activities and enjoyed learning new skills. Daily work outfits often included jewelry and clothes that I made. Retirement allows me to spend many happy hours in my studio creating wonderful things to share.
My studio is Iris Cottage. It is a wonderful place to spend time and I am so fortunate to have a dedicated creative space!