Susan Blakely has been delighting audiences with her beauty and talents for more than twenty years, first as one of the world's top fashion models, gracing such covers as Vogue, Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan magazines, then gaining international recognition as an actress starring in the famed mini-series RICH MAN, POOR MAN, for which she won the Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Actress and two Emmy nominations.
After sharing the screen with such superstars as Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Anthony Hopkins, Nick Nolte, Walter Matthau, William Holden, Sylvester Stallone and Robert Redford, Blakely has now broadened her extraordinary talents to include designing a new line of semi-precious jewelry, which has received widespread national media attention and is worn by top celebrities as well as the elite in European society. The multi-gifted Blakely brings her love of art and fashion to fulfilling a childhood dream of creating jewelry that is not only beautiful but makes a statement. One long-time fashion editor said of Blakely’s sense of style, “Susie doesn’t follow trends, she sets them. She’s one of the few women I know who can make blue jeans chic.”
SB Designs encompasses a wide variety of styles from exquisite lariats to unique one-of-a-kind necklaces, to edgy coil cuffs – all made with semi-precious stones -- Amethyst, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Peridot, Pearl, Onyx, Ruby, Smokey Topaz and the always popular Turquoise. Her childlike wonder intact, Blakely matches her passion for jewelry and fascination with the beauty of these precious stones to tap into “all women’s little girl memories of playing dress up with their mother’s jewelry. It’s this aspect of the goddess within all women that inspires me when I create my jewelry.”
Girls seventeen to seventy, executives to housewives and the social elite are all drawn to Blakely’s distinctive jewelry. “People’s response to my jewelry has been astounding,” Blakely adds. “Being able to bring beauty and joy to other women makes me very happy.”