Susan Brodie's Profile

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I'm really excited to be able to make a living doing what I love - creating! Some of the items are vintage (in very good condition) and serve a useful purpose. They have been restored to a modern, classic design. All of them have been re-created for a one-of-a-kind look. All of the frames have been completely redone by sanding and re-staining or completely transformed with fabric and embellishments. If the glass is chipped, it's replaced. If the backing is unusable, it's also replaced. Each one is finished with attention to detail and with techniques that will keep your treasure looking fantastic for years to come. I purchase used items from the Veteran's Thrift Store for most of my projects. It's my way of giving back to the veterans who've given so much to us.
I've always tried to save things (including animals, but that's a different story) and am a firm believer in re-cycling. Or, to put it another…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 30
  • Joined March 24, 2012

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About

I'm really excited to be able to make a living doing what I love - creating! Some of the items are vintage (in very good condition) and serve a useful purpose. They have been restored to a modern, classic design. All of them have been re-created for a one-of-a-kind look. All of the frames have been completely redone by sanding and re-staining or completely transformed with fabric and embellishments. If the glass is chipped, it's replaced. If the backing is unusable, it's also replaced. Each one is finished with attention to detail and with techniques that will keep your treasure looking fantastic for years to come. I purchase used items from the Veteran's Thrift Store for most of my projects. It's my way of giving back to the veterans who've given so much to us.
I've always tried to save things (including animals, but that's a different story) and am a firm believer in re-cycling. Or, to put it another way, giving old items a new soul. I suppose I got this from my mother who hated to throw anything away if she could find a way to reuse it. And I got the "knack" of making things, from other things, from her.
I love drawing, painting, photography, music, dancing, gardening and animals (5 cats, all adopted). You'll probably see evidence of these passions in the items from my shop. I strive for uniqueness and individuality in my life. That, too, is evident in my shop. If you see any item that you admire, but want it slightly different, let me know. I love a challenge and would be glad to talk with you about a custom-made treasure.
Most of my working career has been in customer service and accounting where I've learned that happy customers and good accounting skills will keep me in business. Here's a testimony from a recent customer about the custom order that I just did for her-
" I am so pleased with the work Susan did for me. I had presented her with a big challenge in my request for something specific and "custom", and she came through! Not only was it creative and aesthetically pleasing to the eye, she did it within a short deadline, and guaranteed my satisfaction each step of the way. She was a great responder, always keeping in touch and letting me know where things stood with the project. It truly is a "custom", one-of-a-kind piece of art that I can proudly give as the gift I intended it to be! Thanks, Susan!!" (Custom Order for Joyce).

Here's another happy customer- Silver/Gold Trim Shell Frame (August 2012):
"Hi Susan! The picture frame arrived yesterday and I love it! We had a family photo taken on the beach this summer and the frame is perfect for it. Thank you too for the extra shells and the kind note. It was a pleasure doing business with you!"

I love that my creations are making everyone happy.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my shop. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any inquiries or requests. Thanks so much!









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