Quirky SuZ designs | Eagle Rock MO

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I challenged myself to make two dozen necklaces using only materials that I had on hand. I pulled boxes of beads, stones, fibers & recycled jewelry off of the shelves & quickly realized that I could make more than 24 necklaces! But, wisdom told me to slow down!

I grouped pieces together and wound up with several piles of related items.

The cards have information on the back listing the types of fibers used to make the cords & the country of production. It’s amazing what a variety of things can be used to make yarn!

Galaxy is a glass pendant & this Italian yarn was the obvious choice to go with it.

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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 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!