Element Cottage started with an idea in 2008 and a vision to offer quality products and great customer service. Our not-so-typical accessories include Victorian-style handbags, carpetbags, and garment bags made by two artisans with an appreciation for the past. I've been selling these bags for several years and in 2019 I began working on my own line of bags, which will be available summer 2020. Our website is the home of these bags, along with handcrafted jewelry we call, "contemporary - with a soft side". Have a look around, we hope you'll like what you see!
About our Jewelry
Element Cottage is now the new home for jewelry by Susan Rice, formerly Susan Rice Designs.
Welcome to our studio where simple style is combined with organic lines and natural elements... all made by our hands. Our jewelry complements a lifestyle of ease and simplicity, with pieces designed for women and men who appreciate clean contemporary style, but with a soft side.
As a small jewelry studio, we strive to bring you quality materials and timeless designs that will last a lifetime. Recently my son, Stefan joined Element Cottage and as an artist, he brings a creative, yet meticulous skill set to the bench. From sawing, filing, and hammering to wax carving and hand casting, our collections are crafted using traditional metalsmithing techniques, including lost wax for our 3-dimensional pieces.
The Grotto Gallery
After spending 2018 as the Artist in Residence for the Grotto Gallery, I'm sad to say the gallery closed its Tempe location January 2019. Miriam Carlson-Maier, the owner and founder is currently living in Prescott, AZ and you can find her at www.thewhiskeyporch.com. I will miss meeting such talented vibrant artists and being surrounded by their beautiful works of art, whether it be paintings, sculptures, textural art, hand-carved wood pieces, ceramics, or other artistic mediums. It was truly a pleasure.