I like to keep things simple.
Shape, colour and texture are very important to me.
Overall, the finished piece, be it a pair of earrings or a necklace, has to be elegant, timeless, wearable and…due to the way I work…unique.
The design might be repeated but, to quote the Japanese potter, Hamada: “every time I do it, it is different.”
I was taught jewellery by my father, Breon O’Casey.
In my teens, he encouraged me to make a few simple items in silver, which I loved doing. However, it wasn’t until I was in my forties, and having apprenticed Breon for a few years, that I decided to design and make jewellery on a professional basis.
I juxtapose different coloured stones with silver or gold beads and pendants. Hammering gives texture to the silver and gold, giving it a more individual look. The blending of colour, texture and shape within each piece, be it a necklace or earrings, results in jewellery that is tactile and enduringly beautiful.
This website illustrates the range of my work and I am happy to be contacted to discuss commissions.
(By the way, my name is pronounced “Divna”!)