Renee Dodge

Lafayette, LA

My meandering path of jewelry making began with the first love beads I strung in high school. About twenty years ago I discovered the joy of wireworking, which has evolved into what I affectionately call “wearable wire sculpture.”

Inspired by the nature and symbolism associated with Louisiana, my signature collection focuses on capturing the unique proportion, texture, and poetry of our magnificent Live Oaks. Each one carries history in its soul, expressing Louisiana’s beauty, strength, and resilience perhaps more eloquently than the fleur de lis.