Sue Beatrice

Sure, nature inspires Sue Beatrice’s designs, but it’s man-made creations that really turn her gears. The artist, who has worked for everyone from The Franklin Mint to Disney over three decades, seeks to explore what she calls “the spiritual connection between time and mortality” when creating wearable sculptures from former watch parts. (“I never destroy a watch that works!” she shares.) As she creates new heirlooms from old, she finds herself “thinking about the lives of the people who once owned the timepieces”—a process that helped her evaluate her life goals. Her products hold power over others, too: “Several people have burst into happy tears when seeing custom pieces designed just for them,” she says. “It's an amazing feeling to know your art has touched someone's heart like that.”

Take a Studio Tour to see where Sue creates her tiny, wearable sculptures!

  • Origami Menagerie Necklaces

    Origami Menagerie Necklaces


  • Intertwined Felines Necklace

    Intertwined Felines Necklace


  • Love

    Love "Nose" Necklace


  • Wonderland Bunny Necklace

    Wonderland Bunny Necklace


  • Kitty Pendant

    Kitty Pendant


  • Yin To My Yang Necklace

    Yin To My Yang Necklace


  • Intertwined Canines Necklace

    Intertwined Canines Necklace


  • Teachers Inspire Necklace

    Teachers Inspire Necklace


  • Alice in Wonderland Necklace

    Alice in Wonderland Necklace


  • Stargazer Necklace

    Stargazer Necklace


  • Love Mode Activated Necklace

    Love Mode Activated Necklace