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Remembering Suzanne Miller

July 25, 2015

Memorial Serviceb>
Sunday August 16, 2015 from 1PM until 4PM
The Pacific Palisades Women's Club
901 Haverford Street
Pacific Palisades, Ca. 90272 (Behind Gelson's on Sunset)

Details for attending the memorial service are at the very end of this article

Suzanne Miller passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Remembering Suzanne...
By Lois Rose Rose
Suzanne Miller was a warm, lovely, wonderfully talented Diva.
She was a founding member of the first Bead Society, our Los Angeles Bead Society and first President. It all began around her work table in Macramania, the Westwood shop she happened to share with my cousin, Babe Harris. Babe was importing South American folk art, displaying it in the front of the shop, while Suzanne was creating her custom beadwork and art on her table at the back of the store. When I came to visit my cousin I also visited with Suzanne. Eventually she made a double rose velvet tabard for me to wear for a Collectibles show that I was performing for various organizations around California. I still treasure that tabard.

Aside from creating art, Suzanne used her work table to gather other bead lovers, (collectors, importers, and scholars) to meet regularly to discuss and share information about the fascinating beads that were rolling into Los Angeles from Africa, Asia and Europe. Thus began our Bead Society, and life-long friendships.

Through the years Suzanne hosted Bead Society Board meetings at her stunning apartment. The apartment was decorated to match her signature pearls and white/blond hair. Suzanne chaired the committee for the very successful Designer Boutique at the First International Bead Conference aboard the Queen Mary. Suzanne's opulent, finely crafted bead necklaces set the standard for elegant quality bead working. Her private bead stringing classes and the courses she taught at Beverly Hills High School helped other artisans to meet those standards.

Suzanne, gifted, imaginative, glamourous, romantic Suzanne, will be well remembered and truly missed.

July 29, 2015
Beautiful Suzanne!
By Licia Ramos

Suzanne Miller was a sophisticated, worldly and talented jewelry designer who had a passion for beauty, art and adornment. Her collections of exquisite and stunning jewelry as well as the decorative arts gave joy to her customers, friends and family. She shared her talents by teaching others her unique designs and techniques. She knew and exemplified the pleasure of creativity and achievement.

I had the good fortune to spend quality time with her; we had wonderful private design sessions where we laughed, shared stories and learned from each other.

Her beauty, grace and style are imprinted in my heart. I am thankful for her inspiration and encouragement; we will all miss this lovely and glamorous lady.

Cara Miller, Suzanne's daughter, has arranged her memorial service and wants it to be a celebration of Suzanne's life and festive rather than funereal and has asked the following:
1. Please do not wear black clothes, wear something colorful or sparkly.
2. Wear a hat.
3. If you have something made by Suzanne please wear it.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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