We collect. We select. We combine and design. We make art of our clothes, our homes, and ourselves and it gives us joy and fulfillment. That’s the Power of Adornment. We live the Artful Life and want to show you how you can too.
We are an artisan apparel designer, Suzi Click, and a jewelry designer and graphic artist, Gretchen Schields, Kindred spirits.

Our colorful appearance always brings smiles to people’s faces.

We inspire each other to push the limits of our imaginations and our crafts, and as business women with customers to please, we consider the needs and tastes of the modern woman and have evolved ways of recreating our unique looks for you.

suzi and gretchen

Suzi Click

is seen here working in her studio where she mixes vintage tribal fabrics and trims from her travels all over the world into wearable jackets, blouses, scarves, bags, hats & pillows for home adornment. Tribal cultures, especially with fabrics hand crafted by women, and silhouettes from the 1920’s are her primary inspirations. Suzi had always been a designer from a young age making doll clothes to getting her master’s degree in clothing & textiles and working as corporate junior sportswear and jeans designer for 30 years before starting her own company in 2001. she also started her jeans company -Two Girls Dancing -in 2007.

You can see her work on her personal website www.suziclick.com and read more about her in this article from a recent Ornament magazine
also watch her youtube video “the power of adornment”
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Gretchen Schields

presides over one of the collections she and Suzi present at the shows they do together

Gretchen Schields‘ collaboration with Suzi Click is the happy meeting of kindred spirits whose passions and art work mix so perfectly in creating the Artful Life that they decided to share their ideas with a larger internet audience in this Power of Adornment production.

Born in Japan, Gretchen spent a fairy tale childhood traveling the world and draws upon those experiences of exotic cultures to design her creations. Gretchen graduated from the Art Center College of Design, and was an award-winning fashion, editorial and advertising artist. She is the artist who has illustrated the covers of over 300 Folkwear Patterns for ethnic and historical costumes, and her enchanting pictures illustrated the popular children’s books created with novelist Amy Tan. This collaboration resulted in the production of The Chinese Siamese Cat, which was adapted into the Emmy Award-winning animated children’s TV series Sagwa. Gretchen now pursues her passion for decorative and ethnic art in the creation of her jewlery. She is a regular exhibitor at Laguna Beach’s celebrated summer Art Festivals. She is represented by galleries in Park City Utah, Corte Madera CA and Oakland CA and maintains an extensive year-round collection of her jewelry designs work at Forest and Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach