About The Artist & Studio

 

About the Artist

Designer Dianne Jacques is a Vermonter, where nature is her most influential inspiration. Working in her brand, Divella Designs Jewelry, she runs every aspect of the business. 

From the design work to taking out the recycle, Dianne does it all, but it’s her ability to harness her creative side that brings her eclectic and bohemian jewelry to her admirers. A lover of exploring new materials and techniques for her wearable art, Dianne’s go-to materials include a blend of copper, silver, vitreous enamel, and gemstones. Many of the textures you find in her jewelry have been made from materials gathered in the forest surrounding her property. 

In addition to her work in metals & enamels, Dianne’s been creating beaded designs since 2005 and continues to make patterns for beading enthusiasts, some of which have been purchased by major bead magazines ad published in hardcover books. 

She is a member of SRAJD, #1374 and a regular contributor to Jewelry Making Journal.

Along with her retail website, her one-of-a-kind designs can be found in local artisan markets, gifts shops and clothing boutiques.

Dianne loves her life in New England where she has her home-studio and lives with her husband and two spoiled rescue dogs.

               the gang at divella designs

 

Social Responsibility 

Divella Designs donates regularly to Springfield Humane Society who does incredible, and at times heartbreaking work saving animals from kill shelters. They also take in abandoned pets, the neglected, abused and seniors. They provide medical treatment, training and socializing. They hold low cost spay and neuter clinics in an attempt to decrease the amount of unwanted furbabies born each day. 

I also make yearly contributions to Kurn Hattin Homes for Children and Wounded Warrior Project and on occasion, support other causes such as local GoFundMe campaigns. Your support of Divella Designs assists me in contributing to these worthy causes.

In sourcing materials, Dianne supports small business whenever possible because she’d much rather support a family than a corporation even if it means spending a little more.

To sum it all up when you support Divella Designs, you are supporting those causes mentioned and helping families.

Divella Designs strives to minimize waste in every way 

For instance,

  •  Recycle all scraps and/or use them for testing different formulas.
  •  Try to make sure everything that comes into the studio can be recycled or reused.
  •  Use recycled and/or recyclable packaging and re-use packing material from my suppliers.
  • Business/Earring cards are compostable & biodegradable.
  • Because the kiln operates at such a high temperature, the studio processes set up in such a way as to maximize the time the kiln is on.
  • Enamel powder is very fine and there are times when using multiple colors, some of the colors will mix. This is referred to as contaminated enamel because the color isn’t pure. Rather than throwing it away, all “contaminated” enamel powder in a special container to be used as counter-enamel on the backs of pieces.
  • compost wherever possible.