French Mermaid Collection by Suzanne C. Suber

Specializing in Hand Embroidered Soutache Jewelry

Suzanne C. Suber specializes in couture quality hand-embroidered Soutache jewelry for her French Mermaid Collection. Soutache Jewelry is a unique, meticulously stitched & beaded art form that is reminiscent of ancient times yet melds with any current fashion style.

Her tutoring in hand-stitching and fine embroidery began at the age of five under the watchful eye of her very skilled French grandmother. Suzanne’s background consists of fourteen years in the fine jewelry industry, a major in Commercial Art and Photography, experienced Couturiere of bridal and ladies formal wear (to include restoration of Vintage gowns and formal/bridal accessories such as veils, hats, gauntlets, etc.), French Heirloom Vintage reproduction dresses and smocking for children; and elaborate belly-dancing costumes.

Suzanne has lived in two of the great sea ports of Europe, close to where the Lost Continent of Atlantis is fabled to exist. She was born in Marseille, France and spent some time in Trieste, Italy. When not traveling her husband she reside on the Emerald Coast of SW Florida.

Contact Suzanne for information on Custom Orders, purchasing, and questions.


Estero, Florida U.S.A.

Inquire for presentations, trunk shows, luncheons, bridal jewelry consultations, etc.


Artist Guild of SW Florida
Artists in Common
Fairytale Weddings
Top Jewelry Designers Around The World
Art & Soutache Club
Soutache et Bijoux
Estero Art League
It's Better Handmade
Smocking Arts Guild of America

Interviews, Awards, Etc:

Inspirational Beading

Martha Steward American Made
Jewelry Making Journal

Fire Mountain Gems

Winner of the Animalia Contest in Romania September 2013

Bonita Banner Press Release February 2013



Soutache embroidery is a technique which dates back to the fourteenth century in France. It was initially used for making decorative elements sewn on to clothes and elaborate military uniforms. The name comes from the French word 'soutache' which means 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 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.