“Wear your heart on more than just your sleeve"
I can’t pinpoint where my love for jewelry and accessories comes from. Perhaps my DNA could have been impacted from getting my ears pierced at six weeks old. The more likely impact comes from watching the way my late mother, Dr. Geraldine Ashford, owned the Sunday morning runway donned in the perfect outfit with statement making jewelry. Today, I’m obsessed with all things jewelry. My passion for creativity and jewelry intensified 6 years ago when I responded to that nagging voice consuming my colorful thoughts. I made my first pair of earrings and Tina Dionne Fashion was born. Creating beautiful pieces is my love and inspiring women to step away from their comfort zone of the basic stud, hoop or button is the why behind “wear your heart on more than just your sleeve.”
My adoration for eclectic fabrics heightened when I had the notion to learn quilting as a hobby. This is where my passion and desire to use fabric comes from. At first I started making earrings for my friends and me. They would come back and share the complements and praises they would receive from strangers. Many times, my dear friends would sell the earrings right off their ears and I’d be beckoned to remake the peddled pair. This led to some serious soul searching and consideration to turn my creativity and obsession of jewelry into a business. I began vending at small community events and the rest is history.
I've continued to evolve my artful imagination and today you will find my jewelry medium includes leather, richly patterned fabrics, beads, wood, metal, rope and much more. You will find that Tina Dionne Fashion is more than our flagship product of earrings but we’ve added necklaces and bracelets to the line-up. All the pieces in my line are custom designed and individually cut and produced by me. The Tina Dionne brand is known for its vibrant and richly patterned fabrics that leave a lasting impression. The beads and other material collaborations I choose are unique, authentic and represent many global cultures and ethnicities. When you wear my designs you are making a statement that is uniquely yours.