Dedrea Danilov is a self taught wire artist, and the owner and creator of DedreaJewels Designs. Throughout her life she has been a collector of unique, fashionable, handmade jewelry. In 2010, she traveled overseas, spending time in the museums of Turkey, Greece, and Egypt. There she found beautiful ancient jewelry that was created by hand, using simple tools, natural untreated gems and precious metals. After returning home, her goal was to create jewelry that complemented and showcased those same gemstones. She has accomplished this by creating easy to wear jewelry with simple, elegant, organic designs.
She is drawn to unusual stones, fossils and gems in their natural forms. She is also passionate about their origins, energies, and meanings. Dedrea's one of a kind pieces are created by knitting, crocheting, wire wrapping and using a technique called Viking Knit. Most of the chain in her bracelets and some necklaces are created using this technique. When needed, she will hand form her findings and metal components.
Metalworking is fast becoming another passion of Dedrea's and she has started incorporating this technique into her designs. Her designs are always evolving.
By combining her jewelry designs with sterling silver, fine silver, gold filled, stainless steel, copper, bronze and brass wire and incorporating gemstones, pearls and seed beads, Dedrea creates unique one-of-a-kind, organic jewelry.