When did you first start making jewelry?
I started making jewelry when I was like…9. But my first proper metal working class was in 2012. And as Drake says, nothing was the same…
What class did you take at Liloveve?
I took the wax carving class with Emilie!
Baby Hold on Ring | ring created in Wax Carving I class
Fortune Teller Necklace | pendant created in Wax Carving I class
Where do you draw your inspiration when designing your work?
My inspiration is a mix of things that have shaped my aesthetic. Paintings by Frida Kahlo and Jan Bruegel, floral print scarves from Oilily, the gardens of Marie Antoinette and Instragram. I am also very influenced by my current emotional and mental state. A lot of my jewelry is meant to be saviors in the midst of chaos.
Where do you exhibit / sell your work?
I sell through my site www.susanalexandra.com, retailers in the United States and Japan.
Have you been featured in any press?
Elle.com, March 2014
Nylon Magazine, April 2014
What’s your favorite piece you’ve ever made?
Eye See Bracelet
Eye See Bracelet
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Paris in the 1920’s, England in Medieval times where I was a princess in a castle, current times to Columbus, Oh to eat tuna noodle casserole made by my mama.
If you could collaborate with another designer/artist, who would it be and why?
Rihanna or Frida Kahlo. Or my brilliant best friend and artist Matthew Sabato of Measuring the Marigold.
What’s the most fun aspect of being a jewelry designer?
Working for myself! Creating what is purely my thoughts and feelings. Creating in general!
Where can we see your work?
OR my instragram, susan_alexandra
Check out Susan’s work on her website or follow her in instagram.