Delicately detailed jewelry to bring you closer to nature.
I’ve always been fascinated with adornment, and my parents raised me with a great love and respect for the natural world. Some of my favorite memories include days spent exploring the woods on local reservations with my dad, combing the beach in the evening with my family, and just sitting and looking through all of the jewelry and gemstones my dad brought back from his travels for my mom. It’s no wonder all of these things combined to become my main creative inspiration as I grew up!
This quote from Georgia O’Keeffe has stuck with me and inspired me since my days in art school: “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.”
I hope to do the same thing with my jewelry- to show people the details and beauty I see in the natural world, allowing them to carry these objects with them as wearable sculptures, reminding them of things often overlooked and taken for granted in everyday life.
About the Artist
Danielle Vaillancourt has lived in New England her entire life, and fell in love with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Art Museum and its Edna Lawrence Nature Lab during an elementary school field trip. She went on to earn her BFA degree in Jewelry & Metalsmithing at RISD, and while working on her senior thesis project there she began making the nature inspired jewelry that is still the strongest theme in her work today.
After graduation Danielle spent about 5 years designing in the costume fashion jewelry industry, where her designs were featured in lines for many major retail chains and specialty stores, as well as in some national publications. This job helped to round out her RISD experience of creating more artistic and completely one-of-a-kind pieces by teaching her how to make things that were more wearable and attainable to the everyday person.
Danielle started DaVine Jewelry so that she could get back to making the things she loved and what really inspired her- bringing people closer to nature one piece of jewelry at a time.