Susan is a self-taught jeweler who began handcrafting jewelry in 1999. Coming from a family of artisans coupled with her years of working in various art forms, Susan finally found her true expressive medium in jewelry design. Susan’s nostalgic side is expressed in her Memento designs which began from her collection of vintage postcards. She cherishes the unique story, distinct design and rich historical background of each piece. Susan hopes these designs offer a glimpse of a bygone era of romantic places that will hold a sentimental place in your heart like they have her own.
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Whether it was the razzle-dazzle of the Big Apple or the romance of a gondola ride along the Grand Canal, storied American and European cities have always attracted travelers with their unique charms, and they continue to do so to this very day. Artist Susan Rodgers celebrates the enchantment of the Grand Tours of yesteryear with her vintage-inspired pendants featuring postmarks taken from vintage postcards. Embossed with the date stamped onto postcards dating back to the late 1800s, each of Susan's sterling silver pieces provides a glimpse of a bygone era and the voices of travelers from centuries past.
Each handmade charm comes with a copy of the original postcard from which the postmark was taken and a story card describing the history of each authentic, historic correspondence. Together, these timeless pieces capture the essence of adventure, the excitement felt when exploring a new city, and the sentimental ties we have with our homes and our most cherished travel spots. Handmade in the New York.
Made in the USA
Chain: 16" L with 2" extender
Venice Pendant: .75" Square
New York, Paris, Florence, Chicago, and Seattle Pendants: .75" Round
Dublin Pendant: .8" Round
Eiffel Tower Pendant: 1" Round
Berlin, Boston, and London Pendants: .88" Round
San Francisco Pendant: .69" Round
Pony Express: 1.25" Oval
also by Susan Rodgers