Susan Hazer, an Indianapolis jewelry artist, has worked out of the Stutz Business and Arts Center since 2009. She loved and collected art jewelry for decades and finally embarked on her own journey creating art in 2001 with a beginning silversmithing class at the Indianapolis Art Center. She was hooked after the first jewelry class and fell in love with studying a wide variety of metalworking techniques including fold forming, chasing and repousse, chain making, bezel setting, hammering, and hollow form construction.
A recent interest for Susan has been working with beads. Beads excite her with the myriad of possibilities for color, texture, size, and shape. She is drawn to combining beads from different cultures, continents, and eras in one piece.