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Welcome to Designs by Suzie


Thank you for visiting my site and I hope you will find something that piques your interest and enjoy your visit. I studied Art at Wabash Valley Jr. College and Eastern Illinois University where I received my degree. Weaving, jewelry and photography are three of the things I enjoy doing and when I make something it always has a part of me in it, that makes it special.

Weaving


I use a four harness table loom and have multiple patterns to choose from.  

Click here and take a moment to visit my weaving portfolio.

Jewelry


My jewelry is all custom designed and unique to each customer.  My glass beads are handmade and one of a kind.

Click here and see some of my exciting and beautiful designs.

Photography


I've had a passion for photography for nearlly all my life.  All photos are originals and available for sale.

Click here to visit my photography portfolilo.

Latest From Blog

05 May
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UK Blanket in Blue

This Blanket was done in all Blues…starting with light blue, delft, azul, royal & navy and it went from light to dark and then back again. It was made for a single size bed.. so it is bigger than my lap blankets and it has 85 rows so it will fit on a bed. This […]

28 Mar
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Video of Table Runner made in September

These three video files are of the table runner I did back in September of 2014. I made 3 video shorts showing how the weaving process actually works and showing you how the design comes together as I am weaving. You can also see how and where I change colors as I go along.

26 Feb
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Green Lantern Blanket

This lap blanket is called the green lantern because gentleman that ordered it likes DC comics and his nick name is Archer and he likes the color green.  I drew out a pattern in paint of the way the colors would be set up, but the blanket itself will be a ripple design and would have light, […]

15 Dec
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Lap Blanket

Well since my first lap blanket went over so well I decided to make another and i will be making a third one.. in the same pattern but a different set of colors. This one was more Symetrical in its design and even on both ends and in the middle with a splash of color. […]

28 Nov
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Crochet

Well it has been awhile but the holiday kind of got in my way so instead of starting a major project like weaving or  getting all my beads out. I grabbed some excess yarn (which i have alot of) and decided to make me a lap blanket out of my favorite colors. I love blue […]

Feedback from my clients

“I have known Suzanne Drake for many years and have watched her grow and mature as an artist. Her work is balanced and calm but yet also intriguing and beautiful. I have many pieces in my collection and look forward to adding many more.”

- Deborah W.

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“I fell in love with Suzanne’s artistic kitten picture immediately! I discussed it with her in detail. I asked her to make a black & white picture in a long, narrow size. The result was perfect! She sent a ready-to-frame print that is signed; I’m thrilled to have it!”

- Betsy M.

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“The necklace I had Suzanne make me came out better than I could have hoped for! The glass beads were a perfect touch to a hand blown glass heart bead. I gave Suzanne full creativity on the necklace and she went above and beyond my expectations. Thank you so much Suzanne, look forward to buying more”

- Jessica M.