Susan Beallor is a classically trained
goldsmith and jewelry designer who has created art most of
her life. A native of Manhattan, Beallor began her formal training
at the Museum of Modern Art in early childhood. Later on her
training in the arts included graphic design and photography.
Ms. Beallor also worked for ten years in film and television
Her present focus is the interpretation of
ancient Roman personal adornments characterized by simplicity
of form. In keeping with the style of that period, Susan’s
work emphasizes the beauty and depth of the gold. Susan, who
has studied at The Jewelry Arts Institute in New York, also
counts as her mentors, master metal smiths, John Cogswell,
Barbara Seidenath, Klaus Burgel, David Butler and Donna DiStefano.
Unlike many jewelry designers today, Ms.
Beallor alloys her own gold and hand fabricates the elements
in her creations. “No matter how many times I make a
similar piece of jewelry, since I create as I work, there will
always be subtle differences in my designs.” With the
addition of precious and unusual gems, the result is a one-of-a-kind
work of art.