About Dana Blair designs
We are all individuals, and choose our colors and styles with that idea in mind.
Who We Are
Dana Blair, started designing jewelry in July of 2002. She always enjoyed creating gifts for family and friends with each person’s personality and aura in mind. Later that summer after designing a necklace for her mother interest in her jewelry rapidly began to grow. Dana Blair Designs was officially created that fall. Every piece is handmade and completely original. In July 2006 www.danablairdesigns.com was launched and 3 to 4 collections per year are available online.
Dana Blair Designs was started as a custom business. Dana knows that one size does not fit all. Bracelets and rings come in many different sizes. And most necklaces come on various length chains and the stones can be individualized as well. Go to the custom order page on this site for more details.
Who We Work With
Giving back has always been very important to Dana Blair. As a child she stated donating part of her allowance to St. Jude research hospital and continued that spirit to help while assisting as a volunteer on bringing the NY chapter of Habitat for Humanity to the NYC area.
Dana Blair Designs donates jewelry to various non-profit organizations for fundraising events. One most important organization to her is the Brooke Jackman Foundation, Inc. Brooke, 23, perished in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Her goal was to go to graduate school for social work and help underprivileged children through education. Her family wanted to see her spirit and compassion for those in need live on, and her vision fulfilled. This foundation brings tools for literacy through programs and events including “Brooke’s Book”, a program incorporated into the summer camp Goddard Riverside Community Center in NYC. Also the foundation sponsors scholarships at high school, donates books to school libraries, and donates toys for children to social service agencies. To learn more please go to www.brookejackmanfoundation.org.
Other organizations include: Heather on Earth and the American Cancer Society, Turn the Corner, Learning Spring and Contactors for Kids (see events page for more info).
For the month of April 2021 we will be donating a portion of our sales to Autism Speaks.
The foundation is dedicated to improving the raising awareness as well as promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
April is also Autism Awareness month!
Here are a few facts about Autism:
- Approximately 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Boys are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed than girls
- Early intervention improves brain development learning, communication and social skills
- Several factors may influence the development of autism, and it is often accompanied by sensory sensitivities and medical issues such as gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, seizures or sleep disorders, as well as mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and attention issues.
- The ways in which people with autism learn, think and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently.
- Signs of autism usually appear by age 2 or 3. Some associated development delays can appear even earlier, and often, it can be diagnosed as early as 18 months