Illustrated Light / DC Designs

David Clack & Shelly Hearne
Fort Collins, CO

DC Designs Jewelry began after someone suggested we make pendants with the nature photography of David Clack. At first, we mounted our images on 1” metal tiles with a black cord. These became incredibly popular, and our customers wanted more. So, we expanded our designs into earrings to match.
After a few years of evolution and streamlining our processes, DC Designs Jewelry was born. As popular as our earrings were, we found the metal tiles were heavier than we liked. By using just the giclée prints of the image and a layer of UV protection, we were able to reduce the weight and create ultra-lightweight, waterproof jewelry.
For years, David Clack had the idea of taking several of his nature landscape images and layering them together, creating multiple exposure abstract images. By allowing some of the underlying images to shine through, colors and textures appear in beautiful ways. These photos from David’s Clack’s portfolio have become a part of our jewelry line, and they are incredibly popular.
Alongside the photography of David Clack, we partnered with artist Shelly Hearne. Her designs and delicate artwork are available in a wide variety of our jewelry styles.
No one produces anything quite like DC Designs Jewelry. Our earrings and pendants are one of a kind. We handcraft every one of our pieces using stunning images from Colorado and other nature landscapes. All of our products are hypo-allergenic, and contain no nickel. The ear wires are made of antique copper on steel or sterling silver plated. The prints are UV protected and water resistant. And all of our jewelry is handcrafted in our studio in Fort Collins, Colorado.