Featured Artist Christiane Danna

Artist Christiane Danna shares a stunning collection of handmade silver and gold nature-inspired jewelry. See more of her designs on her website.


silver, brass and diamond necklace by Christiane Danna

“Two-Tone Pod Necklace” silver, brass and diamond, 2″ x 2.25″ x .5″


I learned the art and craft of jewelry making in a traditional goldsmith apprenticeship program in Germany, where I was born and trained.


silver and gold cuff bracelet by Christiane Danna

“Flow Bracelet” fine silver and 24k gold, 1.5″ x .5″ x 1.5″


My style is influenced by my roots. But instead of harsh geometry, I like to keep the shapes organic and flowing, with uncluttered simplicity that are easy to wear.


Artist Christiane Danna at the workbench

Artist Christiane Danna at the workbench


Saw, hammer, file and torch are my most important tools. Usually, I start by cutting out parts with the jigsaw. Then, the pieces are bent or forged, and soldered. After filing and sanding, I create different finishes. I use steel wool for brushed finish or hammers, and stamps and files for a more textured look.


silver, 24k gold and topaz by Christiane Danna

“Keumboo Pendants” silver, 24k gold and topaz, 1″ x .75″ x .25″


I enjoy learning new techniques like Keum-Boo (an ancient Korean method), etching and various stone setting methods. There is always something new and interesting to discover.


silver and 24k gold earrings by Christiane Danna

“Keumboo Earrings” silver and 24k gold, 1.25″ x .5″


I like my material to be affordable so I can fill my workshop with a creativity-spurring variety of stones and metals. I love to experiment with metals such as silver, brass and copper, with little gold accents or gemstones added.


white gold and sapphire pendant by Christiane Danna

Custom designed pendant, white gold and sapphire, 1″ x 1.25″ x .25″


I also create unique custom pieces of fine jewelry out of gold and precious stones for customers. This collaboration often sparks new design ideas for other pieces.


white gold and diamond ring by Christiane Danna

Custom designed leaf ring, white gold and diamonds, .875″ x .875″ x .375″


My love for the outdoors and gardening inspires many of my pieces, as well as cityscapes.


silver and brass earrings by Christiane Danna

“Tulip Earrings” silver and brass, 1.5″ x .375″ x .375″


Lately, I’ve been interested in macro nature photography. There are so many patterns and unusual shapes to be found when you take a really close look at things! After years of selling work at art fairs, I set up a shared studio space and storefront with my friend Leia Zumbro. In a sense, we made our art fair booth permanent. We do everything you would expect from a jewelry store, but with a unique handmade twist.


silver, 18k gold and aquamarine earrings by Christiane Danna

“Leaf Cascade Drop Earrings” silver, 18k gold and aquamarine, 1.5″ x .5″ x .5″


This is a dream come true! I love the camaraderie and truly believe that the synergy of people working together is priceless.


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