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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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Bright Textured Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 530
Bright Textured Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 320
In the Marsh Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 1,150
Bright Squares Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 280
Large Leaf Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 380
Double Texture Pendant with Diamond
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 580
Textured Rings
Gold, Silver & Stone Rings

$ 430
Double Formed Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 520
Bright Oval Pendant
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 420
Sand Dollar Pendant with Diamond
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

$ 680
Sand Dollar Ring with Diamond
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 460
Sand Dollar Pendant
Gold & Silver Necklace

$ 560
Textured Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 260
Bamboo & Leaf Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 380
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. MD, 2019