SUDIFY jewelry is created by Susan (Suda) Storck. She has a degree in horticulture, worked as an archivist in a herbarium, and has a passion for sculpture. Her love of nature and being outdoors, constantly being fascinated by the beauty of natural objects, inspired the SUDIFY jewelry line. The original inspiration came from preserving autumn leaves in a durable way (resin) and finding an appropriate way to display them (jewelry). All the pieces of jewelry include natural objects (lichens, moss, leaves, ferns, etc.) collected by Storck and are meant to celebrate the beauty of the natural world.
Sudify [soo-duh-fahy] verb (used with object), sudified, sudifying. 1. to preserve the form or qualities of objects found in nature via resin: to sudify a leaf.
My work celebrates the beauty of the natural world. I collect objects from nature and use resin to preserve and showcase their form and features. All of the pieces I create are wearable pieces of art made from nature. This collection showcases different varieties of lichen (symbiotic association of fungi, cyanobacteria, and algae) that can be found in Minnesota.