by: Suzanne Q. Evon
16" long with 1" long pendants
Silver and gold vermeil accented tabs on an oxidized silver snake chain
While attending Parsons School of Design I discovered my greatest skill was in wax carving. With this skill, and a passion for medieval metalwork and architecture, Q Evon Design was born. In 1992, I began as a small production business that grew to several hundred gallery and catalog accounts worldwide. After ten years of production, I realized I needed to expand my skills to move in a new artistic direction. I began studying privately with a master metalsmith and continue this study today. My current body of work includes fabrication, granulation, acid etching, reticulation & casting of gold, silver, and argentium. During this exploration, I found that incorporating a variety of methods brings about a richness in texture that gives each piece the unique and timeless quality that I strive for in my work. My work has always reflected a love for ancient metalwork and architecture. My current collections combine both gold and silver with an emphasis on texture and custom-cut stones. Reticulation, anti-clastic raising, acid etching, granulation, roller printing and the ancient art of keum-boo are combined to create rich metal tapestry. Each piece is as unique as the individual that chooses to wear my designs.