Thursday, December 10, 2015

A keepsake. A conversation piece. A wearable piece of art.

Hammered Leaves by Dina Varano
Stop by this holiday season and see the new collection of jewelry.
Give a gift you love to someone you love this season.
Dina Varano Gallery in Chester

Thursday, November 12, 2015


The sunset on the Long Island sound. This time of year, the colors are so pure. I can't stop thinking about it. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Talisman Collection

Dina Varano will unveil her latest “Talisman” collection of necklaces on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The second in a series that was first introduced in June 2014 to rave reception. These thoughtful compositions are renderings of traditional Talismans meant to evoke inspiration and protection for the wearer through the use of symbolic sterling silver and gold charms and significant gemstones, crystals, beach and river stones. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Now we dip. Dye, wash, dry to oxidize. The cool thing is the bath is purple, your piece comes out green and then it turns that amazing blue color as it hits the oxygen in the air.

Stay tuned to see the finished results...!!!


The next stage is designing, wrapping, tying, folding, twisting, bundling and experimenting! I love this stage because you can plan it all out carefully, or just randomly do something, and never know if it's going to work out or not and which one will come out the most beautiful. Here are some shots of this process.


I love taking classes and learning a new craft or technique. I've always been fascinated by indigo. The history and tradition of the craft and the outrageously beautiful color!
Here are some shots of the first of many stages.

Even just watching the dye mix and transform before your eyes is awe inspiring! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Chester Farmers Market

Chester Sunday Market Opens this Friday, June 14th 10-1
Can't wait!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Funny Faces

I love drawing with wire. An old pair of friends chatting away.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


The theme to our Chester's May Daze opening is Flowers. All through town you'll see flowers in bloom. I am working on my Fleur series. Production style.  Design, create, make. Repeat. In Jewelry: Saw, file, solder, clean, hammer, finish, repeat! I love the Process!
Friday, May 1, 5-8 pm in Chester 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Travel inspiration

Took a great trip to Santa Fe! I've always wanted to go and explore out there. The landscape really spoke to me. The colors, the red earth, the expansive sky, art everywhere... Traveling is definitely one of my favorite things to do. Show up somewhere totally new and dive in! Love it.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Amore 2015

It's Valentine's Day and time for our annual Amore collection. Here are a few new pieces!
Heart on chain bracelet
Bubbles chain with heart and pink tourmaline
Chaotic love pendant
Heart of swirls pendant
Heart wide cuffs
Love rocks!
Assorted chain bracelets 
Organic heart pendants

Lots more to see in the gallery!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Excited for this year.