About Susan Hoge
I take beadwork into the realm of couture jewelry while solving the technical and aesthetic puzzles involved in creating pieces of jewelry that come alive on the body. My work is created with juicy gemstone beads, pearls, and high karat gold. I use repurposed aluminum and steel cut beads from broken purses c. 1910-1930 that I have been collecting since I was a teenager. I also scavenge gemstone beads and pearls from broken antique jewelry.