modern organic jewelry and accessories

Brooklyn, New York

persuede is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'll be back with pretty, new, shiny baubles, bangles and yes, even dreams. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.


Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 19, 2020

I'll be back with pretty, new, shiny baubles, bangles and yes, even dreams. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.


Susan Penn

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Susan Penn


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About persuede

Sales 46
On Etsy since 2007

We know each other, we just don't know it yet.

per-suede [purr-swayed]

1. an intentional reference to the properly spelled "persuade," in which I hope you are encouraged to imagine wearing/using/living with something made just for you.

2. suede is an amalgam of my first and last names (sue+de) -- therefore this shop is "per suede".

3. you can't choose your nickname, and since this one is still with me, I might as well put it to good use.

Also, like most creative souls, I'm a bit restless and may be persuaded to try many things in the pursuit of authentic adornment = wearing something that makes you feel the most like you.

Whether I'm making jewelry, a card you send to a friend, or the pillow you love to lean into on the couch, it should belong to you as if it was made for you. Cause in a way, it was. Even though neither of us knew it at the time.

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  • Susan DeCarava


    Born and bred in Brooklyn, I've lived here all my life. Dreaming, making, traveling, cooking,'s what I do.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 7, 2012
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Returns and exchanges
Your satisfaction is key. If you are unhappy for any reason with your purchase, please don't hesitate to contact me and I'll make every effort to address your concerns.

Should you decide to return your item(s) for any reason, click the "CONTACT" link to notify me. All returns must be packaged properly and shipped with tracking. Credit for the original purchase price and shipping will be given once your return is received in its original condition. Buyers are responsible to pay the return shipping. For your peace of mind, please mail returns with delivery confirmation and insurance.

Only custom-ordered items that are defective are eligible for credit returns. Defective items will be credited for the full amount (purchase price + shipping).
I accept Paypal and can also accept credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover) through Etsy.

Buyers within the state of New York will charged appropriate NYS sales tax.

If you have questions about how this works I'll be happy to assist you.
All purchases are shipped within the continental U.S. by USPS first class with tracking. If you would like to upgrade to expedited shipping please convo me.

I'm happy to work with you to facilitate the easiest possible delivery. Let me know your preferred method of shipping when you checkout and, if necessary, I will send you an adjusted invoice. All customs forms are marked as "Merchandise" and contents are specified with the actual retail value displayed. Any imposed duties, custom fees or other taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

OVERNIGHT? No problem. Just convo me to arrange.

Gift wrapping is provided gratis. Please drop me a note if you'd like your purchase gift wrapped.

Unless otherwise indicated in the listing or a special order, I try to get all purchases out within a week of receipt of payment, if not sooner.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are giving an item as gift, I am always happy to include a blank gift card in addition to gift wrapping. Just let me know and I'll include with your order.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding your order, custom requests, shipping or information on any products I have in my shop.

I welcome wholesale inquiries & special orders. I am happy to answer any questions you many have. Email me at dream [!at]