Danielle H. Ross
About me - geologist, artist, lover of all animals, mountain girl, Aries
Hi - I am Danielle. As I am writing the words on this page, I kind of feel like I am writing my autobiography, or at least the start of one. But I wanted to tell you a little about myself, so here goes...
I was born and raised in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, where I lived until I attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. There I received a BS degree in a subject that I totally love, geology. I guess that is how I became interested in working with gemstones. Although I have to admit, I have learned more about the minerals of this earth since I started designing gemstone jewelry.
After completion of my geology degree, I moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2002, where I enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Ozark Mountains. At that time, I had begun dabbling in beading jewelry with gemstones. As much as I loved working with gemstones, I always knew that I would be working with metal as a silversmith/metalsmith at some point in the near future.
In 2010, I located a teacher who would teach me the basics of silversmithing. It didn’t take me long to bring my jewelry design to the next level. I taught myself so much of what has come to be my own design style, evolving over the years to where I am now.
Being a silversmith/metalsmith is my true calling, as I love working with metal and all the natural stones and fossils, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. And I have to admit, it is the greatest compliment to have someone want to wear my jewelry, other than myself, my Mother and my Mother-in-Law.
Other than designing jewelry, I love spending time with my husband, Ashley, and our plethora of fur-babies. Currently we have eleven rescued cats: Patches, Skid Mark, Blue Streak, Spencer, Larimar, Apache, Cooper, Citrine, Obsidian, Wolfe and Howlite ... and one rescued dog, Axinite. I have a tremendous love for animals, and they will always be a very important part of my life.
I also enjoy digital photography. I take all pictures needed for my website, but I find great joy in taking landscape and nature pictures. I have a few of my pictures exhibited at DanielleRossPhotography.com.
And last but not least, I am a Reiki Master and a Divine Intentional Healing (DIH) practitioner. I offer energy healing professionally to clients, both animal and human, from my home office. For more information about energy healing and my healing practice, come by my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheHealingFeather.Arkansas
Thank you to all who support my art. I honestly have the best job in the world.
Love and Gratitude,