DesignsByFuss :: Bio

Adjusting Attitudes Piece By Piece

As designer and founder of Designs by Fuss, I have carved a commanding niche in the edgiest of social circles around the world. Each custom handcrafted piece touts the originality of the individual wearing it. I am very proud to see my designs embraced by a range of jewelry enthusiasts as wide as my line of jewelry—from understated to bold. Celebrities and movers-n-shakers in the music industry are wearing my Designs by Fuss jewelry to make statements as bold as they are.

I graduated in 1999 from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Industrial Design Technology (IDT) and specialized in silversmithing. There, I developed a great deal of respect for my instructor, Erik Shefsky, who made my achievements possible. He helped me discover my knack for jewelry as I designed, produced, and sold it.

In 2004, I opened my own successful jewelry repair business. A year later, I continued to refine my techniques at the New Approach Jewelry School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. There, I attended an advanced stone setting and metalsmithing class taught by instructor, Blaine Lewis. In 2008, I attended the New Approach Jewelry School again for a class with Kate Wolf, a master model maker, to further hone my wax carving skills.

For years, my friends and family urged me to start a web site to sell my jewelry. Now with, I continue to make unique jewelry that makes an impact. I'm sure you will agree.

I make all Designs by Fuss products in the U.S.A. and guarantee that they will last for many years of torment.

Let me adjust your attitude!
Charles Fuss, Jr.