Susan Mahlstedt

R/M Studio

"My jewelry expresses the peaceful and ethereal qualities of nature. A small respite for the wearer in her everyday busy life."

Susan Mahlstedt has always been interested in both nature and architecture, and particularly in how they can work together. Early on, her work was influenced more by architecture, but has now shifted towards nature, with its unlimited forms and grace. This change was certainly influenced by moving from a downtown loft several years ago to a house that backs up to woodlands.

Solving technical challenges in order to create the look and vision she wants keeps Mahlstedt constantly intrigued. She enjoys fabricating with metals and uses many techniques such as hand saw piercing, roller embossing, hammer texturing, and surface drilling to suggest a night sky or landscape. Often the interior of the piece is layered to create dimension and contrast in metal color and finishes.

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Seed Pod Earrings II
Silver & Pearl Earrings

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 250
$ 212.50
Bright Oval Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 420
$ 357
Sand Dollar Pendant with Diamond
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 680
$ 578
Double Formed Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 520
$ 442
Bright Leaf Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 290
$ 246.50
Sand Dollar Ring with Diamond
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 460
$ 391
Charm Necklace
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 580
$ 493
Sand Dollar Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 560
$ 476
3 Overlapping Sand Dollars
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 360
$ 306
Textured Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 260
$ 221
Bright Sand Dollar Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 290
$ 246.50
3 Leaves Pendant
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 520
$ 442
Oxidized Sand Dollar Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 320
$ 272
Bamboo & Sand Dollar Earrings
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 465
$ 395.25
Bamboo & Leaf Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 380
$ 323
Bamboo Earrings with Drop Pearls
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 360
$ 306
Night Pebble Earrings
Silver Earrings

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 85
$ 72.25
Night, Silver & Gold Pebble Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 250
$ 212.50
Teardrop Nightscape
Gold & Silver Necklace

by Susan Mahlstedt
$ 450
$ 382.50