Meet Susan Collick of White Lake, MI, who specializes in making jewelry with sterling silver and semi-precious stones. While no single category defines her style, the common thread of Susan's jewelry is in its rustic yet elegant appeal. While working toward a bachelor of fine arts degree from Michigan State University, Susan took a jewelry-making class on a whim and loved it, but never took the idea of designing jewelry seriously. After earning her degree in graphic design, Susan focused her creative energies on learning her trade. Who knew that seven years later, a simple stroll through a bead store would lead to the creation of Daisy Chains Jewelry.How long have you been creating your artwork?
I've been drawing and creating since I was very small. In high school, I exhausted the entire art curriculum and the art teacher had to create an independent study program for myself and couple of my friends so that we could continue our education in art. After graduation, I studied graphic design and painting at MSU and worked as a designer/art director for many years. In 2001, I started to make jewelry as a hobby, but I did not create Daisy Chains until 2002.What do you love most about the creative process?
Everything! Some days it can flow like a raging river and other days the creativity has to be coaxed, but it is always such a rewarding process. I can't imagine a life without creating. What inspired you to start creating your artwork & how did you turn it into a business?
My husband Brad, was the one that saw the potential before I did. The amount of time I spent making jewelry after everyone went to bed, the response I'd get from friends and family. He could see how much I loved making jewelry, so he encouraged me to start Daisy Chains,LLC.What do you enjoy doing besides making art?
Hiking and reading are probably my two favorite things to do, my hobbies I guess. But I love spending time with my family ( I often drag them to my art shows and they are such good sports about it.) I'm an avid college sports fan and a Michigan State Spartan to the core. I love music, cooking and spending time with my friends and family.You can find lots of Susan's beautifully designed jewelry at Yellow Door and online. Stay tuned for more fun and interesting info about Susan all week!
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