Susan Barlow

Susan has been a Santa Fe, New Mexico jeweler for over 25 years. As a fine arts major, she sculpted in marble and wood, and is now pursuing her life long dream to make jewelry. Each of Susan’s pieces is a small sculpture; the natural world, strings, material folds, ribbons, and other substances are some of her inspirations.

Instead of marble and wood, she uses carving wax to create sculptures in the miniature. Working in the negative, she carves the piece of jewelry. The wax is then cast in sterling silver or gold, and the result is a signature contoured, textured piece. There is depth, shadow, and many other three dimensional aspects that work together to result in her contemporary and extremely original jewelry. Unique gemstones and rough cut diamonds are tucked into the folds of her designs. Her designs are dimensional, bold and unique.