Suzie Gallehugh is the creator and designer of Suzanna Dai. Originally from Houston, Texas, Gallehugh received a degree in Fashion Design from New York City’s renowned Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduating, Gallehugh went to work for Jones Apparel Group, where she honed her skills in beading and embellishments. Her expertise in exquisite detailing naturally led her to launch the Suzanna Dai jewelry collection in May 2009. Before making the leap, Gallehugh traveled to India to source her materials and manufacture the pieces. Drawing its aesthetic from exotic travel and faraway places, all Suzanna Dai pieces are hand-beaded on fabric and then backed with leather or suede.