Danielle Vaillancourt's Profile

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My love of jewelry started when I was a little girl- I was fascinated by my mother's collection of fine jewelry with all of its semi-precious stones, as well as my grandmother's fun collection of costume jewelry. Inspired by these trinkets I started playing around with beads to create my own jewelry, eventually discovering in high school how much I enjoyed working with metals as well.

From high school I attended the Rhode Island School of Design where I received a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. I found while there that my main inspirations came from nature, always finding ideas from my extensive collection of found nature objects. I'm always on the lookout for new items to add to my "inspiration library"- a cabinet with glass doors full of all of my natural treasures.

After graduation I spent some time designing in the…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 27
  • Joined January 17, 2011

Favorite materials

sterling silver, bronze, gemstones, beads, natural materials, glass, enamel, found objects

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About

My love of jewelry started when I was a little girl- I was fascinated by my mother's collection of fine jewelry with all of its semi-precious stones, as well as my grandmother's fun collection of costume jewelry. Inspired by these trinkets I started playing around with beads to create my own jewelry, eventually discovering in high school how much I enjoyed working with metals as well.

From high school I attended the Rhode Island School of Design where I received a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. I found while there that my main inspirations came from nature, always finding ideas from my extensive collection of found nature objects. I'm always on the lookout for new items to add to my "inspiration library"- a cabinet with glass doors full of all of my natural treasures.

After graduation I spent some time designing in the costume jewelry industry, but quickly began to miss making pieces of my own. Building my own personal studio seemed to be the answer, and as I started creating the things that I wanted again I realized that doing this is what made me the happiest. Hopefully my creations will bring happiness to others as well!

Check out www.davinejewelry.com for a greater selection of my work.

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