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Sumire:
I'm a California Central Valley girl with a Masters in Geology. My thesis was about volcanic rocks in Idaho but Idaho is a wonderful place for rocks in general. My geologic background gives me a unique perspective of chemistry, gemstones and jewelry. I love creating jewelry and, at the same time, I can appreciate the geology of the rock types involved. I also do a Japanese style of dyeing called shibori - watch for my hand dyed norens, silk scarves, Kona cottons and other art!

Suzume’s Creations:
A way to combine all my passions: Vintage silk, thrift shop finds, bright colors and textures. I love working with fabrics: handbags and clutches, hats, table runners and toppers. Look for my runners and clutches made from old bolts of Japanese silk and Kona cotton dyed by Sumire. My polymer critters sit on rocks, old bottles and…

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  • Joined December 6, 2010

Favorite materials

gemstones, rocks, fabric, dye, paper, polymer clay, glass, vintage silk

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About

Sumire:
I'm a California Central Valley girl with a Masters in Geology. My thesis was about volcanic rocks in Idaho but Idaho is a wonderful place for rocks in general. My geologic background gives me a unique perspective of chemistry, gemstones and jewelry. I love creating jewelry and, at the same time, I can appreciate the geology of the rock types involved. I also do a Japanese style of dyeing called shibori - watch for my hand dyed norens, silk scarves, Kona cottons and other art!

Suzume’s Creations:
A way to combine all my passions: Vintage silk, thrift shop finds, bright colors and textures. I love working with fabrics: handbags and clutches, hats, table runners and toppers. Look for my runners and clutches made from old bolts of Japanese silk and Kona cotton dyed by Sumire. My polymer critters sit on rocks, old bottles and vases. All will brighten your home and put a smile on your face.

Hisayo:
The third member or our collective shop is a geotechnical engineer with a flair for the artistic and a keen enjoyment of experimenting with different media. Watch for her wire wrapping, quilting, sewing and beading! She, like the rest of us, really likes playing with bright and vibrant colors.

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