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SuzanneStevens

Location

Bay City, MI, United States

Quick Blurb

I'm constantly curious, always creative and, occasionally, awestruck. Love interesting people, things, animals, esp. my cats

Interests

Currently, I'm working to improve my skills in a variety of artistic endeavors, including photography, painting, working with polymer clay and learning to craft beautiful synthetic clay flowers, as taught at/by: joyclay.com.

I try to keep bus

Skills and Techniques

My favorite jewelry design style is 'simple' beading and stringing--which is not as simple as it seems. I also enjoy using polymer clay, though that has taken a back seat of late because I'm trying to learn French in preparation for a trip there next spring, and also because I'm trying to pick up painting again. Just not enough hours in a day!

Find me online @:

http://suzannetina@twitter.com http://suzannestevens1957@live.c…

Get to Know

My entire life has been built on a creative foundation. I've always enjoyed creative arts, whether in writing (which I did professionally for most of my life), painting (which I'm looking forward to taking up again), photography, jewelry design and, occasionally, acting, I feel a life without art is not really living.



Jewelry design is a new venture; I've been doing it for several years now. It all started when I wanted a 'cool' eyeglass chain! Like a magpie, I'm attracted to colorful, shiny things and can't seem to stop 'collecting' them (this is true of all my creative outlets!) and channel it into my jewelry designs. Sometimes, even the smallest thing--like a single bead, crystal or stone, will get the creative juices flowing!



I believe that people should be able to have nice, lovely things and original jewelry and art without giving up their first born child, and try to price my items accordingly. I also believe that owning handmade items beats mass-produced any day!



Basics? Well, I have a bachelor's degree in written communications and linguistics; I'm married and have four cats. I love traveling and am an unapologetic Anglophile.



Because I've been a juvenile (Type 1) diabetic for 44 years, I'm pledging to donate 10% of my Artfire sales to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in the hopes of finding a cure.



Cheers!

Bio Photo Gallery

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     My Stevens' grandchildren, from top: Samantha 19; Gabriel, 13; Hannah, 10; Gavin, 7; Marin, 5. Photo taken August 2010. Have to click on the photo to see everyone.

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    My painting of The Beatles from January 1981, before I had stopped crying over John's assasination. Not taken in the best light. It now hangs in my husband's office.

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    Whiskers, the youngest of my four cats, thinking he's really funny sitting int he middle of my work table (well, he's yawning, but, it sure looks like he's laughing!

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    I love the UK and this is one of my favorite photos from our May 2010 vacation on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. It's taken along the Two Churches Walk near Dunvegan.