COUTURE HAND EMBROIDERED SOUTACHE JEWELRY


Soutache embroidery is a technique which dates back to the fourteenth century in France. It was initially used for making decorative elements sewn on clothing and elaborate military uniforms. The name comes from the French word 'soutache' which is a silky braid used to decorate cut fabric. Textile artists have used soutache embroidery to create luxurious one-of-a-kind jewelry. The soutache braids are meticulously stitched together with fine needle and threads while combining a variety of cabochons and beads, resulting in an amazing combination of color and style of royal character. Since soutache embroidered jewelry is a very precise, laborious and demanding technique, the end result is a unique work of art.

A Certificate of Authenticity is included with all Soutache Necklaces and Bracelets.


Contact Suzanne for information on Custom Order requests, purchasing, and questions. (International shipping and free gift wrapping available upon request)

239-776-4000
scsuber@hotmail.com
Estero, Florida U.S.A.

"Aztec"
Jasper focal embellished with Czech glass beads,
Irish & Moroccan Soutache,
 backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
and matching satin cord necklace

"Athena"
SOLD

"Mes Ami"
SOLD



"Perline"

Cameo focal with Swarovski pearls & crystal,
Check glass pearls & seed beads,
Irish  Soutache,
 backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
and matching cord necklace 

"Anastasia"

Ephemera cabochon enhanced with Swarovski pearls & crystals,
TOHO glass beads, glass pearl drops & rosette,
Irish & Moroccan Soutache braid,
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede,
gold-tone bail & matching cord & ribbon necklace

"Violetear"

SOLD

"Soiree"
SOLD

"Teal Peacock"
SOLD

"Light of the Moon"
Glass Sea Opal cabochon and beads, imported and Moroccan Soutache braid,
aluminum link chain, backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
SOLD




SOUTACHE EARRINGS


Samples of Soutache earrings
Custom Order to your color preference & specification

              



"Sunset"

Marco Island natural sea scallop shell,
Swarovski pearls and crystals, TOHO glass beads,
imported and Moroccan Soutache braid,
backed by a luxuriously smooth ultra-suede.

Necklace: $198
Cuff Bracelet: $158


"Claudine"
SOLD



"Norwegian Sun"

Hand-Embroidered Soutache Pendant with matching cord necklace
Sea Sediment Jasper, Swarovski crystal, Czech glass beads,
European and Moroccan Soutache braid,
 backed with a luxuriosly smooth ultra suede
Matching cord necklace is included


SOLD

"Sahara"


Carved seashell cabochon, Czech and China glass beads,

imported and Moroccan Soutache braid, 
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
SOLD




Available at The Alley Artisan Mall, Coconut Point Shopping Center
23191 Fashion Drive, Ste 113, Estero, Florida.
239-947-7001

If seashells and beads were once used as currency,

do Mermaids trade with Sand Dollars?

"Mermaid’s Bounty"

Naples, Florida natural Sand Dollar, 
Boroque Hawaiian pearls, 
Czech & TOHO glass beads, 
imported Soutache braid, 
ultra suede  
$146.00
Notice: I only use sea shells and sand dollars that have been beached and no longer active.
Available at The Alley Artisan Mall, Coconut Point Shopping Center
23191 Fashion Drive, Ste 113, Estero, Florida.

239-947-7001




Athena

Bas-relief focal, 
Swarovski® pearls, 
Czech & Japanese TOHO glass beads,
 imported Soutache braid, 
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede.
Matching cord necklace is included.

SOLD


SOLD


Was available at The Alley Artisan Mall, Coconut Point Shopping Center
23191 Fashion Drive, Ste 113, Estero, Florida.
239-947-7001
SOLD


Was available at The Alley Artisan Mall, Coconut Point Shopping Center
23191 Fashion Drive, Ste 113, Estero, Florida.

239-947-7001
SOLD

"Mes Ami"
SOLD
SOLD



SOLD


"Coralia"

Sothwest Florida Scallop Seashell, Swarovski crystal,
Czech glass and porcelain beads,

backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
$126.00
Available at The Von Leibig Art Gallery in Naples, Florida


"Minerva"

Marco Island, Florida Scallop Sea Shell (Natural Color)
Swarovski pearls & crystals, Czech glass, 
imported & domestic Soutache, 
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
SOLD
"Romance"


Vintage Ephemera under glass cabochon, 
Coral and Czech glass beads, 
Imported  &  Moroccan Soutache braid, metallic braid,
 and backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede.
The pink cord necklace is included.
$84.00

"Purple Dreams"

 Vintage Ephemera under glass cabochon (Painting by Alphonse Mucha),

Moonstone, Swarovski crystals, rhinestones 
andCzech glass beads, Imported Soutache braid, metallic braid 
 and backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede.
The navy blue cord necklace is included.
SOLD

"Court Flamingo"

Flamingo focal cabochon,  Swarovski pearls and crystal, 
Czech glass beads, domestic and Moroccan Soutache braid, 
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
The navy blue cord necklace is included.
Sold


"Aztec Queen"

Landscape Picture Jasper cabochon, 

Swarovski crystal, Czech and faceted glass beads, 
gold-tone findings, gold trim cord, 
domestic and Moroccan Soutache braid, 
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
$96.00

"La Belle Otero"

SOLD

"Marie Antoinette" (Pink)

Ephemera under glass cabochon, 

Swarovski pearl and crystal, Czech glass beads, 
imported and Moroccan Soutache braid, metallic braid, 
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
Matching cord necklace is included
SOLD


"Hatshepsut"

Blue Stripe Agate cabochon,

Mother of Pearl, crystal, Amethyst Czech glass beads,
domestic and imported Soutache braid,
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
Matching cord necklace is included
$98.00

"Golden Goddess"

Golden Tiger Eye cabochon,

gold-tone and Czech glass beads,
cording and domestic Soutache braid, 
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
Matching cord necklace is included
Donated to ACT  (Abuse, Counseling & Treatment)
Auctioned & SOLD

"Springtime"

Ephemera under glass cabochon (Painting by Alphonse Mucha), 

Swarovski crystals, Czech glass beads, 
imported, domestic and Moroccan Soutache braid,  
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
Matching cord necklace is included
$52.00


"Duchess of Bouillon"

Red Stripes Agate cabochon,

Carnelian bead, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass beads, 
domestic, imported and Moroccan Soutache braid,  
backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede
Matching cord necklace is included
$92.00

"Harem Peacock"




SOLD

"Miranda"
SOLD
"Divina"
Sun Ray Venus
Sea Shell

SOLD

"Sirene"
SOLD

"Mermaid Song"
SOLD

"Tigresse"

Winner of the Animale Contest
 in Romania September 2013!
SOLD
"Mermaid Dream"
SOLD
"La Marquise"
SOLD
"Princess Gayatri Devi"
SOLD


"Blue Koi"

Porcelain focal with blue Koi fish, 
porcelain and Czech glass beads, Soutache braid, 
backed with a luxuriosly smooth ultra suede
18 inch cord necklace included
SOLD
"Catherine the Great"
SOLD
"Antebellum"
SOLD
"Princess Khan"
SOLD
"Elegante"
SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
"Aphrodite"
SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
"Emeraude"
SOLD
"Azure"
Mother of Pearl focal enhanced with Swarovski pearls, 
Czech glass beads, backed with a luxuriously smooth ultra suede,
a matching cord necklace is included.
Available at THE Alley Artisan Mall 
in the Coconut Point Shopping Center, Estero, Florida
"Romanov"
DONATED
SOLD
SOLD
"Sultana"
SOLD


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"Aquamare"

Mother-of Pearl focal and accent beads,
silver-tone beads, imported Soutache,
with coordinating 18-20 inch cord necklace
(earrings included)


"Sandy Hoof"
SOLD
"Summer Seduction"
SOLD

20 comments:

  1. Liz Juneau says:
    I love how you encorporated the sea shell in your design. So pretty!
    Jewelry Making Journal

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  2. Rena Klingenberg says:
    Suzanne, this is just stunning. The elements you combined, and the way you put them together, is so artistic! Thank you for sharing this with us! :)

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  3. Anne Mulligan says:
    That is spectacular!

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  4. Lyn Deutsch says:
    Beautifully crafted with a vintage appeal. Gorgeous!

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  5. Renee says:
    WOW! It is beautiful and I love how you made it so the pearl necklace can be changed out.

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  6. coraNation says:
    Lovely! I always wanted to try soutache. As I wind my way down the list of things to try I hope my results are somewhere close to the beautiful details you have here.

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  7. Court Flamingo: Kathleen Daly Peterson Aww! Perfect for a Southern lady!

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  8. Blue Koi: Kimberly Skokan Oh my! Elle est tres belle.

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  9. Blue Koi: Jean Ciroalo WOW!

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  10. Mezmerize: Jean Ciroalo WOW!

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  11. Mezmerize: Anastasia Plotnikova so juicy! very nice!

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  12. Princessa: Marlyn Rudas Que hermoso y elegante!!!

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  13. Marie Antoinette (Pink): Marlyn Rudas Hermoso y elegante bello diseño!!!

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  14. HMS Victoria: Luba Shul Beautiful and unique!

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  15. Henna Peacock: Beadfreak (Bead Style Magazine) This is beautiful in its simplicity. MOST of the stuff that is published is so overdone in an attempt to win some "contest" at a show or in a magazine that it isn't wearable. I would wear this in a heartbeat a be proud!

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  16. Sahara: Marlene Gaitan Beautiful!!

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  17. Purple Dreams: Hi Suzanne, She is a beauty and I can easily see how she could be one of your favorites. I will be happy to send you a picture of myself with it.
    Kathy Smith

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  18. Henna Peacock: BeadStyle Magazine - RAYRAYGREEN said:WONDERFUL!

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  19. Paulette: Jaroka Stella BEAUTIFULL!!

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