DEA DIA JEWELRY.
If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m really into statement jewelry with some edge[like, the larger the better]. While the pieces produced by Jessica of Dea Dia aren’t the most chunky, they definitely provide a statement of their own.
Here’s her story…
When Jessica was growing up she drew a lot of inspiration from architecture [specifically Frank Lloyd Wright] and the relationship of line and shape to create a structure that is so stimulating to the eye. Acknowledging her draw to these forms but never understanding how to apply it to herself directly, jewelry design crept up on her behind this unassuming mask. She was working at a weekend designers market in Brooklyn when she became interested in jewelry and bought her first set of tools. That was three years ago and she’s never looked back. Entirely self-taught, Jessica is constantly learning and utilizing new techniques in her designs. Super exciting to observe that evolution in her designs too!
Following a very organic production model, Jessica lays the materials out in front of her to guide the design as opposed to sketching the concept out. Creating a piece for the first time and getting her hands on the components to yield a new design is her favorite part of the process. So, taking breaks to compose a new piece between constructing the same inventory in repetition is a must.
“I’m not influenced by trends and have never really followed fashion…I like to create pieces that are simple, yet statement making and can be worn everyday for years on end.”
Past collections were based around raw stones [like quartz and pyrite] in addition to her standard brass and bronze work. But, the newest collection Jessica mixes silver and brass alongside recycled glass, ostrich egg, and coconut shell beads. All the chain the she uses in her designs are vintage too!
what’s she listenin’ to.
Recently sticking to the classics you’ll hear tons of Gene Clark, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, the Byrds, and Gram Parsons playing loud in her studio. Also Tears for Fears, Kate Bush, and T-Rex.
Check out my soundcloud to hear what fuels Jessica’s inspiration.
blue kyanite raw crystal pyrite cuff. raw quartz crystal pyrite cuff. raw pyrite cuff.
big butte ring.
where to find dea dia.
You can purchase through her website or check out the stockist section of her site to find her in a store near you! Don’t forget to show your support by following her on instagram, facebook, twitter and tumblr too!
See ya next time,