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About Me

SROriginals is here to create unique jewelry that is wearable and beautiful. I strive to produce well-designed and affordable pieces to express your personal style. With many years of experience, I can create a variety of styles, from big and beautiful to small and dainty. I look forward to working with you to create your special pieces. Please review my picture collections of recent works for some examples of my latest bright ideas.
 

Designer: Sue Rogers

natural quartz crystals wrapped in sterling frames, pendant and earrings
natural quartz crystals wrapped in sterling frames. earrings $45, pendant on 18 inch sterling chain. $45. set $75.

Since I was a child, I have been fascinated by "sparkly rocks" and glass beads. I have been collecting these for years. Once I discovered silver, I really began having fun. I can beat on the silver and play with the torch. Then I can put the resulting shiny things with semi-precious stones or glass beads to create wonderful treasures.  I would like to share my work with you.

 

Background

I generally work with sterling silver and copper, forging and fabricating earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, and pins. I often work with freshwater pearls, amber, vintage and lampwork glass beads, and natural stones. Sometimes I make beads of copper enamel or silver clay, or pendants of fused silver to complete a particular vision. Some of my designs are inspired by ancient Greek and Roman designs, others come from squiggles that I doodle on scraps of paper.

"pods" domed silver earrings with curling vines. $70,
domed sterling silver earrings with curling "vines" and integral ear wire $65. SOLD.
I also teach jewelry-making classes, and have researched a variety of techniques for creating jewelry.  With over 40 years of jewelry design experience, I have developed a wide variety of techniques I can use to create just what you are looking for.

I have won a number of awards for my work, both pottery and jewelry, as well as awards for historical re-creation of the Middle Ages.

At various times I have been a member of the Dallas Craft Guild, Dallas Bead Society, Texas Designer/Craftsmen and other arts organizations.
my jewelry studio

 

Education:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
North Lake College, Dallas, TX

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Contact me:

Please let me know how the web site works for you. If you have problems or suggestions, please let me know (I'm still learning how this all works!).

If you have a special request or want a custom designed piece, please let me know. I'll be happy to see how I can help you.

Phone: 214-351-3907 (10 am to 10 pm Central time)

Email: sroriginals@earthlink.net

Surface mail:
SROriginals
2925 Seymour
Dallas, TX 75229
(USA)

Classes

I am teaching some jewelry-making classes at the Michael's Store on Beltline near Montfort in N Dallas, TX.  Contact me or the store for more information.

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Upcoming showscopper link chain with black glass and multicolored foil beads
Please visit me at these upcoming shows and see my jewelry in person

Apr 16-17, 2016, Stillwater, OK - Stillwater Arts Festival, Main Street

Copper link chain accented by lampwork beads of black glass and multi-colored foil that seem to glow. 30 inches. $120. 

Apr 29-May 1, 2016, Denton, TX - Denton Arts and Jazz, outside by the Civic Center

May 27-29, 2016, Canton, TX - Steppes Warlord (SCA)

Not all fall shows are confirmed yet

Aug 12-15, 2016, Dallas, TX - Anime Festival, Sheraton Hotel, downtown Dallas

Sept 9-11, 2016, Coppell, TX - St Ann Community Carnival

Sept 16, 2016, Irving, TX - Irving Main Street Event

Nov 11-13, 2016, Jonesboro, AR - Little Bit o' Christmas Holiday Market, ASU Convocation Center

Dec 2-4, 2016, Little Rock, AR - Arkansas Craft Guild Christmas Showcase, Statehouse Convention Center

More shows may be added as dates are confirmed.

 

 


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