About



 
About the Maker

Hey there! I’m Devin and I am the lady-smith behind DWC Creative.
I've been a crafter since I could color in the lines. Although my main focus is now metalsmithing, I still love experimenting with all types of art, including photography, watercolors, hand lettering, and fiber arts.
Metalsmithing has given me a lot of opportunities for growth as an artist as there are always new or more challenging techniques to learn and apply to my work. I’m so grateful to be able to share my passion of creating nature inspired jewelry with stersilver and turquoise stones!

Metalsmithing
 
In 2016, I began my adventure with in the art of metalsmithing. I started out by taking classes locally in Boulder, collecting stones, and reading up on anything I could to practice this new skill.
Moving out west to Colorado in 2014 really inspired me to pursue this dream of making my own original jewelry with the natural stones that are mined in Colorado and other neighboring states.
I bought my first hand crafted turquoise ring on my first real adventure in Colorado. On our trip to Estes to go hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, I found myself fascinated by all of the western wear shops in town that sold Native American jewelry. I procured the most perfect ring in one of those little mountain shops and I loved that the stone was almost shaped like a half moon or the letter "D" (for Devin). I thought it was a great piece to remember my first adventure in Colorado with, my now husband, Kay. The next ring I purchased was on a trip to Hamburg, Germany at a local shop that sold Turkish rugs, jewelry, and pottery. I combed through tons of jewelry to find rings in my size until I came across the most perfect marquise shaped Carnelian ring.
It sort of became tradition to seek out one new piece of jewelry on all of my big adventures. Other memorable adventure rings are a huge turquoise statement piece from our road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico and a white buffalo ring purchased on our honeymoon to a cabin in the mountains.
These rings bring back fond memories for me whenever I wear them. My dream is to make adventurous pieces of jewelry, so that others can have the similar feeling of finding the most perfect personal pieces and share their memories with others.

All pieces of jewelry are handmade in my home studio
  

DWC Creative Collections for a Cause

I started to think about things that make me the most proud about sharing my art and the more meaningful aspects of why I’m creating it. I’ve always wanted to find a way to give back to my community and organizations that benefit the environment. To do that, I came up with Collections for a Cause to incorporate giving back by donating a percentage of sales to specific charitable organizations. All upcoming large collections are announced in advance with information about the charitable organization. All applicable listings will include information about what a portion of the sales will benefit.

Past Collections for a Cause:

Bee Collection (3/13/19): Bees are incredibly important to our ecosystem and food supply. These hard working little insects are responsible for the pollination of 30% of the worlds crops and helping 90% of plants to thrive! It’s not new news that climate change and pesticide use is effecting bee populations. Thanks to your purchase, I will be donating a portion of the sales to Heifer International (heifer.org). This awesome organization donates honeybee hives and train beekeeping to families in need.

“A Heifer honeybee gift donation includes a bee package, hive, box and training in beekeeping techniques. When you buy bees for a family in need, your gift:
Boosts income through sales of honey, wax and pollen
Stimulates growth of the family’s crops through pollination
Sometimes it's the smallest gifts that make the largest impact. Healthy beehives can double fruit and vegetable yields of small farms. Let your honeybee donation turn a family's struggle into a lifetime of opportunity”

 

Oceans Collection (5/26/19): The Coral Restoration Foundation (www.coralrestoration.org), the world's largest non-profit marine-conservation organization dedicated to restoring coral reefs to a healthy state, in Florida and globally. Coral Restoration Foundation works to support the reefs’ natural recovery processes through the large-scale cultivation, outplanting, and monitoring of genetically diverse, reef-building corals.

 

Turquoise Love Collection (2/5/22): 15% of every sale donated to wildfire relief fund to help those affected by the devastating Marshall Fire in Superior and Louisville, Colorado. (commfound.org)



Be sure to look out for upcoming Collections for a Cause and let me know if you have a special cause that I can honor in a future collection!