Suetables is an inspired Canadian-based company that designs, creates and hand stamps meaningful sterling silver jewelry. Canada's first company to offer personalized hand-stamped pendants in 2004, each Suetables is assembled with love. Suetables has been seen on celebrities like Gemini Nominee Lauren Lee Smith (The Listener), Coco Rocha (model), Missy Pregrym (Rookie Blue), Abbey Lee Kershaw (model), Monika Schnarre (model), Rachel Skasten (Lost Girl), Brit Januk (alpine ski racer) and three-time Gemini award nominee Enuka Okuma (Rookie Blue) who also had Sue letter press her bridesmaids’ gifts.
ABOUT SUE HENDERSON, FOUNDER & DESIGNER
For over 10 years, Sue worked in the television industry - director of public relations for the launch of brands like HGTV, Food Network, Slice (Life Network) and National Geographic Canada, before turning to jewelry design in 2004 as a more personal means of expression. Sue describes her business as something that grew from, “a need for balance combined with my love of contemporary art, fashion, literature and words.” Inspired by a hand-stamped vintage knife she saw on the coast of Maine, Sue started hand stamping vintage silver baby spoons and butter knives for gifts. Once she developed her hand-stamping skills, personalizing jewelry was a natural evolution that provided an outlet for her creativity. Sue's creations are deeply sentimental with a modern yet nostalgic edge - as hand stamping's font is similar to an old fashioned typewriter.
Suetables was Sue's love and hobby than became her full-time job after a few years of listening to clients, honing her craft, simple designs and travelling to source suppliers in Mexico, Czech and Thailand.
Not just content to dream about faraway places, Sue ensures that travel is a vital aspect of her life and jewelry design. To be creative, Sue believes you have to go where you can relax and take in new sights and experiences. From visiting art galleries on Toronto’s Queen Street or skiing in Whistler with her two sons and blended family and exploring the cobblestone streets of Morocco, Vienna, Paris, London, Scotland or Prague to climbing to Machu Picchu, hiking in the Austrian alps and exploring Thailand, Sue is passionate about experiences that stir her imagination. firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE SILVER
All jewelry pictured is .925 sterling silver. Ninety percent of the line is original and designed in Canada and made in Taxco, Mexico with select items from China,Thailand, Italy and Bali. Suetables uses expert silversmiths from Taxco - the place where Paloma Picasso, William Spratling and Daniel Espinosa (the most successful Mexican artist) began. There is something about this mysterious hilly town, lined with silversmiths and cobblestone streets that lures founder + designer, Sue Henderson, back time and time again.
Items are made with unequaled quality and workmanship in the mountains in Mexico or Thailand. These companies specialize in design and manufacturing of jewelry and silver work, by means of the traditional artisan process that has flourished for the past 70 years. We hope this authenticity reflects in our line.
Devoted to working with the best craftspeople world wide - visited and selected in person by Sue - Suetables is designed, assembled in unique ways and hand stamped in Toronto and by reps across North America. Each pendant is hand stamped one letter at a time. Hand stamping is an art. The look of the piece will vary slightly from the picture shown and stamping may be uneven. This is what makes each Suetables piece special, unique and full of character.
ABOUT THE CRYSTALS
Devoted to working with the best craftspeople world wide, Suetables works with Preciosa and Swarovski crystals. The master craftsmen in Czech and Austria have devoted themselves to crystal cutting for generations.
ABOUT OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Suetables makes jewelry that respects our natural resources and the craftspeople that produce it. We strive to work with partners who enforce environmentally safe working conditions and utilize environmentally responsible technologies. Suetables works with small silver houses in Taxco, Mexico who employ local artisans who are dedicated to conserving techniques which are passed on from generation to generation. Our crystal line is certified according to the European Standard EN71 and the American norm ASTM F 963-07. They are also compliant with the International Standard OEKO-TEX 100.
NOT FOR PROFIT & CORPORATE
Suetables also works with companies to create and design one-of-a kind gifts, key chains and jewelry. We are passionate about working with select not-for-profit organizations, like SickKids Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society, helping them to develop new revenue streams.
Companies we’ve worked with include:
- SickKids Foundation (since 2004)
- Royal African Safaris
- Wildlife Now
- The Special Olympics
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Community Living Toronto
- Project Sunshine
- Virgin Mobile/CAMH
photo credits: Lifestyle shots - Beth Hayhurst; product photography: Bill Drummond; photos with actress Lauren Lee Smith - Erik Steingroever