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meet the designers

Whether you're a seasoned artist or just getting started, caratpatch showcases an eclectic community of talented people, each with a unique look and feel offering a wide range of items. Read through our featured designers below and contact us if you are interested in joining the caratpatch community.


I started Sue Rosengard Jewelry Design, Ltd. in New York City after receiving a B.A. in French from the University of Illinois, following studies in Paris and Italy. My jewelry education, while primarily self-taught, began with a jewelry making class at the New School in New York. I continued with classes over the next few years eventually returning to my hometown of Chicago to start making jewelry full-time.

I have always tried to create affordable, well-crafted and well-designed jewelry. The contemporary geometric shapes are structured to flatter the face or lapel of the wearer while being lightweight, easy to wear, and timeless. My inspiration partly comes from growing up in Chicago among the skyscrapers and Frank Lloyd Wright influences. The designers of the Modernist era (1940-1960) have also been significant – jewelers Margaret de Patta and Paul Lobel, sculptor Alexander Calder, and designer Russell Wright.

My contemporary jewelry is hand fabricated primarily in silver, gold and black. Whether a piece is a free form wire shape, formed entirely by hand using only pliers or mandrels, or a cast geometric three dimensional shape, I consider each design a small sculpture to wear.

The designs appeal to people across all ages and tastes and my goal is to have my customers wear a piece of jewelry that complements their own style and personality. In the words of Oscar de la Renta, “Fashion is a trend. Style lives within a person.”

check out sue's pieces here.

sue rosengard

Barry Brinker has been creating wearable art for over 25 years and typically sells his collection through Saks Fifth Avenue & Neiman Marcus.

Every piece is made by hand and is one of a kind…his silver collection is made at his Bali workshop, and his 18k gold is created in his Hong Kong studio. 

Mr. Brinker’s creativity stems from his degree in design, architecture & art. these disciplines, along with his fascination for ancient artifacts, play an essential role within his collection. 

“Every unique stone or pearl is the impetus for its own design, i create the framework for their best possible presentation. 


I believe my treasures are co-inspired by my patrons. these personalities, in combination with the energy from each special gem, are what inspire me throughout the creative process.”


Mr. Brinker resides part time in Hong Kong, and Portugal, traveling extensively throughout Asia and Europe in search of antiquities, exotic pearls and rare gemstones.


Initially, customers are seduced by his unique designs and weighty quality …after, they always return for more.

check out barry's pieces here

barry brinker
nora quinn

I am a passionate jewelry artist with a lifelong love for creating unique and meaningful pieces. My journey in the world of jewelry design has not been a linear path, but it has always been an important pillar. It all began when I started making jewelry for myself and friends, having a fun time sourcing colorful beads and novelty pendants and charms. 

Overtime, a few friends and I owned my own vintage store in Cincinnati, The Fabulous Flea, which was a treasure trove of unique and timeless pieces that inspired my craft. During those years, I cultivated a deep appreciation for turning what someone once considered trash to a valuable item for another. Although we sadly closed the chapter as our lives got busier, this was an invaluable experience and I would dream about opening a Fab Flea 2.0 one day.

After many years of going back to making jewelry for my friends and me while working full-time in event planning, I embarked on a new adventure by joining a premium jewelry store in Cincinnati, Richter & Philips. Working here allowed me to collaborate with some of the most talented jewelers in the industry and gained even more expertise for the craft. I learned the art of selecting the finest gemstones, perfecting intricate settings, and understanding how to create pieces that captured the essence of each customer's story. My own distinctive style emerged from this journey, blending the timeless elegance of vintage designs with modern sensibilities. Today, I strive to craft one-of-a-kind pieces that resonate with peoples' individuality and personal stories. My creations are more than just jewelry; they are expressions of emotion, memory, and beauty, embodying the artistry that I have cherished and gained throughout my life.

check out nora's pieces here.

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