Susan Machamer
Susan Machamer Jewelry Design


Artist Statement


The selection of materials and techniques for my work have a strong connection
to my adoration of natural forms. I get excited about the contrast of textures
on metal surfaces. My work is primarily fabricated in silver and/or gold. I
often embellish my pieces with unusual gemstones, for their amazing beauty and
color.



Biography


I have been mystified by jewelry for as long as I can remember. I collected antique jewelry as a young child and remember being in awe of the magical pieces in my mother's jewelry box. Occasional trips to an intriguing local antique shop opened the door to a love of creating one of a kind jewelry art.


Susan Machamer is a professional metalsmith, designer and gemologist.

BFA from Syracuse University in Jewelry and Metalsmithing.

Graduate Gemologist Diploma from the Gemnological Insitute of America.

She formerly owned Syracuse Jewelry Company and

Cazenovia Jewelry Inc.

She shows her work at Eureka Crafts in Syracuse.

Susan enjoys teaching at Cazenovia College as an adjunct professor.


Awards


Lapidary Journal / Jewelry Arts Awards 2005 - 1st Place Winner - Bracelet Category

30-MINUTE Lark Book series by Marthe Le Van Designs in three books:


30-MINUTE Earrings 2010
30-MINUTE Necklaces 2010
30-MINUTE Bracelets 2012


Contact Information:


Name: Susan Machamer
Name of Business: Susan Machamer Jewelry Design
Phone: 315-247-9003
Email: samachamer@gmail.com
Website: http://www.susanmachamer.com