Dolleica is a native of Birmingham Alabama. She and her fiancé love to travel to different cities, participating in the community craft fairs. Her love of travel, estate sales, thrift stores and flea markets are the perfect for discovering forgotten pieces. When home she can be found at The Birmingham Art Crawl, Brookwood Pop-ups, Pickwick Place and Thomas Jefferson Towers displaying her unique designs.
Dollecia strives to make each piece a unique and one of a kind keepsake. She has a natural artistic talent for recognizing one-of-a-kind pieces such as brooches, belt buckles, keys and broken pieces of jewelry, then giving them a new history, a piece that represent their personality. Her designs are all amazing different and exciting to wear because she is creating a true piece of art that you can wear.
Artist Statement: I’ve learned that circumstances don’t determine who you are or who you can become. My employed status changed in January 2016 when I found myself unemployed which gave me the opportunity to sit with my grandmother. We would talk for hours about her life history and what I wanted to do next in my life. She became my inspiration. One day she gave me a box of things she didn’t use anymore which contained keys, earrings, pins and some broken jewelry. Then my aunt started giving me pieces to work with.
Having a background in Art History I became fascinated by the pieces of art I created. Then came Dollecia Artistic Jewelry Designs. I wanted to give someone a new piece of history, art, something that would represent their personality.