Dana Boyko | Glass Artist
My Work & Design Integrity
Since 2004 I have pursued an innate passion to observe, design & create daily. I am solely responsible for all design concepts to completed artwork & curated collections. High quality originals and refined hand crafts(wo)manship are the reason my customers keep coming back and write wonderfully supportive reviews.
My process is about channeling a harmonious flow of energy from the Universe/God through my hands into gifts for your home and body. My background includes working with colors in the interior design business, oil painting & watercolors, stained glass windows & quilt-making. I use my intuition to add color where needed & emphasize texture & strong lines to create visually positive & negative spaces.
I offer intensely saturated & sparkly color combinations. These custom materials means you will not see your selections anywhere else.
My designs are architecturally inspired & range from lightweight & small scale to bold statement pieces.
The jewelry making process is much like sculpting little scenes. I aim for modern elegance & take precise care to ensure a perfect balance for your comfort & style. I select settings in 14K gold filled & rose gold filled, bright & oxidized sterling silver.
This year marks a new direction where I melt powdered glass enamel & cloisonne wire work onto a fine silver base. I also make originals in wax & have them cast in sterling silver. I add texture by hammering and buffing, oxidize and polish by hand. I sometimes add 24K gold foil with a process that involves heat & pressure known as Keum Boo.
These miniature works of art are inspired by nature, plants & animals. They consist of multiple layers of cut glass, powdered glass enamel & compatible metals including fine silver, 14K gold foil, mica, copper & brass. After I establish a design I cut 3" x 4" background colors & design elements out of sheet glass, add frit, assemble the creations & fire them in my kiln. In the final step I add painted surface detailing, Swarovski crystals or gold foil to bring out the unique handmade quality of each piece. Finally I piece together a beautiful gift for you to enjoy in your home!