About Dinah

Hi! I’m Dinah Mitchell Bailey. I make small glass sculptures for people who love nature with a shot of whimsy. And often those little sculptures are beads that I use to make jewelry.

Dinah at the Torch

Dinah at the Torch

I enjoy making organic looking beads and turning them into earthy necklaces with either a simple chain (sterling, brass or copper) or a high-quality leather cord. I’ve studied metalsmithing, and I guarantee your piece will be built to last.

Forged and riveted copper and sterling necklace with glass beads

Forged and riveted copper and sterling necklace with glass beads

I also like making fun little animals. “They all have different personalities,” as several customers have put it. Each of my owl beads, for example, turns out a bit different. That means yours will be one of a kind with its own unique personality.

One of Dinah's owl beads

One of my owl beads

If you hang around, you’ll hear me talk about my husband, Mark. He likes to play with molten glass, too. We have a lot of fun together in the bead studio, which he helped build alongside my grandfather! (I helped a little, too.) We encourage each other to create new and exiting beads and practice new techniques we’ve learned. And did I mention we like custom orders? Send me an email if you have something in mind!

Dinah and Mark in the studio

Dinah and Mark in the studio

Want to hear more about life in the bead studio, upcoming events, and new beads and jewelry? Sign up for my email updates (there’s a form right on this page), and you’ll get the low-down delivered to your inbox, only when I have something to share because I hate sifting through a ton of email just as much as you do.

Other tidbits about me…

  • I live in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Lots of nice scenery around here for inspiration!
  • My spoiled cat’s name is Sophie. She enjoys the wooded setting where we live just as much as we do.
  • I like to turn up the music when I’m working at the torch, unless I’m listening to an audio book.
  • Mark and I enjoy camping and hiking. We spend a good bit of time in Shenandoah National Park throughout the year.

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