Hi my name is Susan and I'm the creator of cserpentDesigns! The love of gemstones runs deep in my family. My grandpa would go out in the Mojave desert in search of interesting stones and geodes. He would cut and polish the geodes to make chimes. He would polish up the rocks to make keychains, necklaces and whatever struck his fancy. My Aunt Carmen kept up the family love of gemstones. She would buy gorgeous semi-precious gemstone beads and sterling silver findings and make earrings and necklaces for herself, her family, her sisters, her nieces and whoever else she thought needed some gorgeous stones to display.
I'm continuing the family tradition and extending it. I love gemstones and also metals. I started my designing by taking apart some of the necklaces and earrings my Aunt Carmen made and using the stones to make new and different designs that were my style. My mom gave me...
- Joined September 10, 2006