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Artist Statement

Susan Fischer Hayes

Fischer Design Jewelry



It's the construction of a piece that brings satisfaction to my work but it's what the stone suggests when gazing into it that truly awes me.  The artistry found in nature as well as what humans build and draw and create is inspiring.  


Each piece is made by hand beginning with a stone like Australian boulder opal or Chrysocolla chosen for its intrigue and what can be brought out in it. Textures and contrasting metals add dimension and create frames and hidden 'treasures' within the work.  The result is a unique hand-crafted piece that highlights the fascinating art within stones and maybe piques the artist eye in the wearer as well.  Most work is one of a kind...just like you.


I am a second-generation jewelry artist, having traveled with my mother, Marilyn Fischer, to art and craft fairs across the Midwest for over 30 years. The work with metal and semi-precious stones began in the late 90’s. I live in Billings, Montana and received a B.A. from Concordia College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 



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