Lauren Van Dyke
Lauren began her jewelry design career in 2006 in Hawaii. Her personal interest in beading and wire sculpture quickly developed into a passion for metal work. Her acquired skills allowed her to build a framework for design styles as she's continued to advance with chains, granulation and stone setting. Lauren's design ideas stem from patterns found in nature, ancient style and industrial objects. She creates with quality materials including sterling silver, 14k gold, and ethically mined diamonds and gemstones. Versatility comes to mind as most pieces in her collection easily accompany formal attire as well as casual. Lauren continues to create and excel, crafting fine jewelry pieces with such charm and personality that she hopes you will never want to take off.
Born Inna Viktorovna Makarenko in historical Sevastopol, Ukraine... a strategic City for the Russian Navy on the banks of the Black Sea. The inspiration of the artist came at an early age for Inna... She loved to draw and cut out dresses for her paper dolls. While other children played in the field, Inna learned how to knit from the skilled traditions that were rich in her Eastern European city. At the tender age of 15 Inna received her formal training from the Design Schooling Sevastopol. After graduating at the top of her class, Inna's heart yearned for more... she packed her bags and came to America. Fate landed her in the small town of Celebration, Florida. This new land opened up her creative talents to a higher level as she discovered the rich fibers of Italy, France and Spain. Only the finest materials from all comers of the globe go into her work... No two designs are ever duplicated... Each a creative masterpiece waiting exclusively for you.