Welcome to Divella Designs...
It all began in 1995, but that’s history!
I have certainly evolved in 22 years’ time and so have my designs. I began with beadwork all those years ago; but working with metals captured my creative passion like nothing else. To take a simple piece of copper or silver and turn it onto a piece of wearable art, well there’s nothing quite so intoxicating to me.
I have an intense love of nature and a special fondness for rocks and trees…I don’t know why, always have. Last year we decided to make Vermont our final destination after 7 years of living here and a cross-country road trip to see if there was a place that spoke to us more. There wasn’t, so we bought a house out in the middle of nowhere (so my friends & family say) with lots of maples and white pines and plenty of rocks.
I have my studio in our home so I can be here with our 2 dogs. I can hear the brook across the road, the birds in the morning, and an occasional coyote at night. There are no streetlights and no other houses around so the stars are bright and plentiful on a clear night. Bliss.
This is where I draw my inspiration. An early Spring walk in the woods inspired my Lichen Collection. The frozen waterfall down the road inspired my Waterfalls Collection and of course the balance of the collections inspired by my back yard :)
I hope you enjoy what you see here. Everything is made by my own hands right here in the Vermont countryside..
I donate regularly to Springfield Humane Society who does incredible, and at times heartbreaking work saving animals from kill shelters. They also take in discarded 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.
For many years, I've had at least 2 rescue pups whose faces have sadly changed, although the amazing, unconditional love remains the same.
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.