About this Product
This Damele turquoise stone is an unbelievably bright green. I made the sterling silver setting with a fun braided band, then oxidized it to bring out all the details.
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Meet the Maker
Hi, I'm Danielle! Thanks for stopping by!
In my "previous life" in the 1990s, I was a full-time silversmith, but I was young and inexperienced and had no idea how to run a business. After my son was born, I decided I needed something more stable. I started teaching and the jewelry tools got packed up and put into storage. I always said that when my son left for college I'd pick it back up again. Well, in January 2020 when he went back to school after Christmas, I knew he wouldn't be coming home to live again (unless something went terribly wrong!) so I rearranged his bedroom and moved in. I blew the dust off and got back to the bench. I was nervous - it had been almost 20 years - but it was just like riding a bike. A little wobbly at first, but in no time I was going strong again.
When Covid hit in March, I suddenly had a lot of time on my hands. I spent most of that extra time at my bench, thoroughly enjoying the creative outlet. I had forgotten the thrill that comes with watching a piece come together!
Each piece is one-of-a-kind, handmade by me. I make every piece from scratch, starting with sterling silver sheet and wire, and only natural stones. Each component is bent, twisted, stamped, and created one at a time, then placed individually to create the design. I rarely duplicate designs, and even then there are variabilities and differences due to the hand fabricated process.
I love to do custom work, so if you see something you like but it's not quite what you're looking for, let me know! We'll work together to create the perfect piece that you'll love to wear. I also love to hear special requests - let me know what you're looking for, and I'll make it! I'm always interested to hear from my customers so I can cater my designs to their tastes.
My Maker's Mark is my initials covered with a sunburst. The sunburst represents the mission of my jewelry: Matthew 5:16 Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.