Danielle O'Connor

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The two things I love most in life aside from my family, are jewellery and a well designed interior.  If I was lucky to have one as my career and one a hobby than life would be fabulous.  Deciding to become a goldsmith probably had a lot to do with filling my first wholesale order at the age of 17.  I always wanted to be an entrepreneur and run my own business but little did I know I would get the opportunity at such a young age and two decades later still be doing exactly that, designing and making jewellery.  As for my interior design career, well it has become my hobby.  I'm not sure it was the more economical choice but my own houses have sure given me a lot of practice if  Danielle O'Connor Home is ever born.  Today my studio feels the most at home in our one hundred year old house in the beautiful Avon Ward neighbourhood of Stratford Ontario.  Since graduating from the Georgian College’s Jewellery and Metals program with a post graduate study in goldsmithing I have been inspired by the natural beauty of coloured gem stones, the ability to form, fabricate and texture metal and to create meaningful pieces of art that can be worn everyday.  After two decades I am proud that each one of our pieces are Canadian handmade and more often one of a kind designs created for clients, our studio showroom and Galleries across Canada like the Art Gallery of Ontario.