ZooLN Art & Jewelry

Birmingham, Alabama · 7 Sales


ZooLN Art & Jewelry

Birmingham, Alabama 7 Sales On Etsy since 2013

0 out of 5 stars

Announcement   I am a painter who loves to play with beads. Drawn to whimsy and fantasy, I am currently in the process of taming Dragons.
See even more at http://www.ZooLNart.com


Last updated on Jul 5, 2016

I am a painter who loves to play with beads. Drawn to whimsy and fantasy, I am currently in the process of taming Dragons.
See even more at http://www.ZooLNart.com

Sue Ellen Brown

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Sue Ellen Brown

Incantation Labradorite Necklace
Spellbound Labradorite Necklace
I Love Blue Crystal Pearl Necklace
Little Fishie Bill
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gtfractal on Dec 29, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased these earrings as a Christmas gift for my mother, and they are even more beautiful in person than in the picture. When my mom opened her present, she liked them so much that she immediately put them on. The shipping was fast, I have other pieces by this artist, all amazing and gorgeous.


I'm a painter who loves to play with pretty, sparkly things.

I started playing with beads at about the same time I worked with crayons. The common thread linking them is color and texture, and working with either medium still involves focus and design.

Making beads has always been a hobby, a way to relax with something 3D: beads and thread that I could hold in my hands as opposed to skimming over the surface of a canvas with brushes and pencils, or hovering over illustration board with the airbrush, never touching the image in progress.

I had always made jewelry for my Mom, my sister, some friends, and myself. My mom in particular, preferred my jewelry to any gift I might give her, so I always made certain to make some for her birthday and Christmas. Sometimes those dates were the only reason I had to justify playing with beads during a long busy spell of illustration work.

The year she died left me with no one anticipating my efforts. At Christmas, I finally had the excuse of making my sister’s gift, and as I got out my beads I realized how much I missed it, and how much I missed her.

Someone once told me that beadwork is grief work: focus on one thought at a time, just as you place one bead at a time. The solitude and introspection is worthy of any meditation, with the comfort of following a reliable pattern. As the design is set, your hands can simply follow the process while your mind is free to follow wherever your thoughts might lead.

That Christmas an avalanche of beadwork pored out of me. The work shifted and changed, it seemed to open up and become more of an avenue of expression. It was no longer tied to my mom; it was mine, her Christmas gift to me.


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  • Sue Ellen Brown

    Owner, Artist, Illustrator, Designer, Maker

    Equally adept at oil and acrylic painting, airbrush and dry media, she has enjoyed over twenty years of success in both commercial and fine art worlds. Her focused technique and attention to detail have earned her national awards and recognition.

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Last updated on April 20, 2016
Additional sites of my work are http://www.zoolnart.com,



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Your order will be in the mail within 2 business days.

I ship Priority USPS with Tracking and Delivery Confirmation.

On request, I can do overnight shipping, passing on the carrier’s charge. I will contact you with their charges and confirm before proceeding.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to wear your purchase with pride and pleasure, so if there is a problem, please let me know.
Just ship the item back to me, and I will be happy to exchange it for something else in my shop or refund you the purchase price.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are always welcome.