Upon meeting artist, Daina Dickens, you cannot help but to immediately feel her zest for life. No doubt, she will be wearing one of her trademark, “Double-helix” necklaces or bracelets. Daina’s jewelry line, appropriately named “D.N.A. by Daina,” is a unique beading technique which combines the finest of Swarovski crystals and pearls, ‘Czech’ and Venetian glass beads and semi-precious elements into double-helix strands of smaller sparkling beads which orbit larger beads. Since each piece of jewelry is truly handmade, it adds to the validity that each spectacular piece is unique unto its own.Daina, a Columbus resident since 1993, received her creative DNA from her Mother, Maija Berzins (1932-2007), who was a painter and who owned The Blue Sky Gallery in Columbus. A long-lineage of appreciation for fine artwork stems back to the influence Maija received from her godfather, Karlis Miesniecks (1887-1977), a famous Latvian painter. Daina’s creative spirit was drawn to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and from there she graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Since 1988, she has been a professional artist and has been designing and creating exquisite three-dimensional jewelry.
Her designs are for sale and can be found displayed at Juried Arts Fairs and at Galleries throughout the Midwest and along the East Coast. While exhibiting at Art Fairs, she is inspired by the contact that she has with the other juried artists as well as the customers visiting her booth. Repeat, loyal customers provide motivation to Daina. “I love what I do and wouldn’t trade it for anything! When I receive a Thank-You card from my customers, it puts a beaming smile on my face.” Face-to-face interaction and listening to customers at the Art Fairs is the best way for Daina to find out exactly what customers want, when it comes to purchasing unique, hand-crafted jewelry.
The manner in which Daina combines and intertwines the colors and textures of the rare beads and stones is just as breathtaking as the sunshine dancing on a lake or off the landscape. For this reason, Daina finds her best ‘work setting’ to be sitting at her table in front of the huge picture window which glorifies the sunshine and provides incredible inspiration. Transforming individual beads and stones together to create celebrations of color is truly her craft. Any woman feels adorned when she is wearing such a feminine accent-piece.
Daina is thrilled when she is asked to design pieces for the Bride, Mother-of-the-Bride, Mother-of-the-Groom and for the Bridesmaids. “It is such an honor for my jewelry to become part of such a memorable event.” Not only are her jewlery pieces worn during weddings, but for holiday celebrations, corporate events or for public appearances. Designing and creating a gift for a special anniversary or birthday are also common requests. Regardless of the special occasion, or if you like to wear something special every day, enlist the talent of Daina Dickens to create that piece of jewelry that will be just as unique and special as you are!
Daina Dickens, 614.570.1087 OR send a message on the Contact page.