Artist Profile

Deana Rose


Artist Statement

In each piece of Deana Rose handmade jewelry, there’s a little bit of the world around us. As long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the symbiotic relationship between nature, art, and culture. Combining textures and colors became my passion, and it was while studying textiles and fashion in England that I discovered my love of beads—glass beads from Italy, silver beads from Bali, semi-precious stones from India. From the beginning, I’ve drawn inspiration from the extraordinary and the everyday to create jewelry that is elegant and simple, personal and timeless. I hope each piece brings light and joy to your world.

Bio / Description

Much like the perennials in my garden, I approach design like a surprise waiting to happen. Combining texture, color and shape is my passion—a joy I first embraced back when I was a young girl learning to sew. As a young adult I studied textiles and fashion in Leeds, which led to my discovery of the art of jewelry-making. For over 30 years, I have created original works from my studio—one of the few surviving storefronts from an era when butchers & bakers filled the corners of residential Chicago neighborhoods. To me, it serves as a constant reminder that quality can be both beautifully ornate as well as functional and long-lasting.