Dana Schneider's Profile

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I have a BFA in Sculpture ( not jewelry ) from Rhode Island School of Design. I moved to NYC after graduating and worked at Tiffany & Co. After that I started my own jewelry business and sold my jewelry through ARTWEAR in SoHo until it closed around 1993.

I continued to sell my jewelry through Barney's New York, Takashimaya, Twist in Portand, OR. and Cher's catalog Sanctuary. My jewelry has been in Vogue, ELLE, Harpers Baazar and many others. After time, I found the limitations of designing jewelry to be sold through stores unsatisfying. In short, I was bored.

I saw the trailer for " The Matrix " in Dec. 1998. Not the movie, just the trailer. It was at that moment that I decided to move to L.A. and break into making jewelry for movies. I had no idea how I would do it, but moving there had to be the first step…

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  • Joined January 30, 2010

Favorite materials

St Silver, 18 k gold, turquoise, coral, diamonds, rubies

About

I have a BFA in Sculpture ( not jewelry ) from Rhode Island School of Design. I moved to NYC after graduating and worked at Tiffany & Co. After that I started my own jewelry business and sold my jewelry through ARTWEAR in SoHo until it closed around 1993.

I continued to sell my jewelry through Barney's New York, Takashimaya, Twist in Portand, OR. and Cher's catalog Sanctuary. My jewelry has been in Vogue, ELLE, Harpers Baazar and many others. After time, I found the limitations of designing jewelry to be sold through stores unsatisfying. In short, I was bored.

I saw the trailer for " The Matrix " in Dec. 1998. Not the movie, just the trailer. It was at that moment that I decided to move to L.A. and break into making jewelry for movies. I had no idea how I would do it, but moving there had to be the first step.
I knew someone I could rent a guest house from and moved to Los Angeles 4 months later. I had no connections or knew anyone who could help me break into the movie industry. I simply stuck with it, trying to meet the people I though might be interested in my skills. This was by no means easy for me. It was about a year before I worked on my first movie.

If you look on my website, www.danaschneider.com, in the section I call " Books ", you can see what kind of jewelry I had already designed and made before I even moved out to L.A.


Dana

I am the jeweler that made the Mockingjay pin for " The Hunger Games " and
" Catching Fire " movies. I NEVER sell them to the public, so no need ask me to!


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