After graduating from the University of Texas with bachelors and masters degrees in art, Susan Shaw began designing and making beautiful jewelry in her home in San Antonio. She now designs the latest fashions in 24-kt. gold and sterling silver plated metals along with cotton pearls and carefully freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones. Susan creates each design which is then handmade by experienced artists in her factory in San Antonio. Susan draws inspiration from Northern European styling, but she is inspired primarily by the needs of her customers: exquisite designs, excellent materials, and American-made quality. For more than two decades, Susan has taken pride in the quality of her jewelry and its popularity among discriminating customers.
JOHN MICHAEL RICHARDSON
John Michael Richardson, fashion jewelry designer, blends the cultures of the East and West to create a look completely his own. As he travels the world to discover new elements for his accessories, he relies on the traditional crafts of each particular country to convey his message: a card tells the story, a collectible for you.
Metals are hand crafted in Thailand with etchings that bring unique detail to his work. He mixes the natural elements of horn, wood, bone, and shell, from Cebu. From the United States he uses metal stampings. He also decorates his pieces with glass beads from the Czech Republic. The collected items are plated, assembled, and finished by hand in the United States.
Renaissance Glass in Asheville, NC, been working with glass since the mid-1970s and their fused glass jewelry only gets better all the time. Renaissance Glass offers a wide assortment of earrings in both post and drop styles. All drop earring feature sterling silver ear wires and the post earrings are surgical steel.