My first featured Etsy shop is DaVine Jewelry.
Etsy Shop Name: DaVine Jewelry
Your Name: Danielle Vaillancourt
What do you make?: Jewelry
How long have you been making jewelry?
I've been making jewelry in one form or another since I was a little girl- I used to play around with beads to make my own jewelry and proudly wear it to school as a kid. I was always fascinated by my mother and grandmother's jewelry collections, i would sit for hours trying things on and inspecting them. In 4th grade my grandmother gave me a bunch of her old costume jewelry to play with and take apart to make new things with- I loved it! By the time I got to high school I started manipulating wire to create my own links, chains, and fun patterns to incorporate with all the beads I had collected over the years. When I went to RISD I came very close to being a sculpture major since I enjoyed working in 3D, but then I realized that if I majored in Jewelry & Metalsmithing I could combine that with my passion for jewelry- making tiny "sculptures" that people could wear.
Shop description: I sell jewelry handmade by me and inspired by patterns and forms found in nature. Here in New England, there is much to be inspired by, with our miles and miles of coastline, beaches, forests, and mountains. I love finding treasures and incorporating them into my work!
Random fact about yourself: For the longest time growing up I wanted to be a marine biologist.