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Susan Estrada
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Hi my name is Susan and I'm the creator of cserpentDesigns! The love of gemstones runs deep in my family. My grandpa would go out in the Mojave desert in search of interesting stones and geodes. He would cut and polish the geodes to make chimes. He would polish up the rocks to make keychains, necklaces and whatever struck his fancy. My Aunt Carmen kept up the family love of gemstones. She would buy gorgeous semi-precious gemstone beads and sterling silver findings and make earrings and necklaces for herself, her family, her sisters, her nieces and whoever else she thought needed some gorgeous stones to display.

I'm continuing the family tradition and extending it. I love gemstones and also metals. I started my designing by taking apart some of the necklaces and earrings my Aunt Carmen made and using the stones to make new and different designs that were my style. My mom gave me her stash of necklaces and earrings from my Aunt and I did the same for her. That was the jumpstart for cserpentDesigns. I've added to my design skills and now create with precious stones, high quality pearls and do my own metalwork. Mother nature makes gorgeous gems and I try to make designs that enhance their beauty.

As to the origin of the name cserpentDesigns it dates back to my scuba diving days ... My husband nicknamed me Sea Serpent because what he saw coming out of the water when we finished diving was a tall person in a purple and black drysuit with a pink flotation vest and big black fins on her very small feet ...

Find my latest designs and links to everywhere I sell on my website: www.cserpentDesigns.com

Buy my designs on ArtFire: cserpent.artfire.com
Buy my designs on Etsy: cserpent.etsy.com
Read my blog: cserpentDesigns.blogspot.com
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cserpentDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow - haven't visited here in a while! Life got in the way for a bit. Now I'm busy working on designs to send to a month long show but I should have more designs to share shortly!
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cserpentDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
And my Schnauzer dog, Gino, did pass his first class (but all dogs get a passing grade - LOL!). Now I'm waiting for the Canine Good Citizen classes to open up so we can sign up for that. After that class he gets a real test to see if he passes the CGC requirements. If he does then we can join a therapy dog group so he can go give/get lots of loving.
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cserpentDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Now I'm busy with 2 consulting jobs. Glad to have the work and it's fun using the engineering part of my brain but I'm missing the time to make jewelry and share it with others ...

And soccer is starting up again so my weekends will start filling up too. Ah well - I chose to play so I'll just have to squeeze my jewelry time in between everything else - LOL!
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cserpentDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Been busy with a 1/2 time job, taking one of my dogs to beginning classes for therapy dog training, traveling and now time to get ready for Christmas. I LOVE having a decorated house, just don't always like doing the decorating - LOL! Gotta get lights up outside for sure. I LOVE coming home and seeing all the lights on.
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cserpentDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Was trying to look at things in pottery and kept running into prints/resume ads/photos/... all in the wrong spot. Spent 10 minutes reporting placement violations - bleh! Would rather have just looked at pottery and ceramic vases!
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cinderspritzer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the favorite :)
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cserpentDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're most welcome!
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CastleGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: on my stock! I hope you find a use for it in the future. :)
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AprilDHallPhoto Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav: on my abstract photography.

I appreciate your support. :)
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cserpentDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome - it's cool looking!
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