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June 2, 2020. 8:47 am

I live in downtown Cleveland. As I write this, I'm currently under "curfew." for the rest of the day– until 8pm. This will be my third day of listening to armored National Guard vehicles drive past my home and helicopters patrolling overhead. I am in this situation as a result of Cleveland riots on the night of May 30th, following a peaceful protest against police brutality and systemic racism.

Already I have been receiving messages asking if I will be turning the Cleveland storefront debris into art. It was heart-wrenching and scary watching my neighborhood get destroyed, live on Facebook, blocks away. I have friends who own businesses downtown that got hit. But this is so much more than personal property damage. I can't ignore the weight of the greater story, and it's not a weight I can take on. I will not be making art from riot debris.

If you have been following this project for some time, you may have noticed I've been quiet for about a year. I really struggle with the difficulty of running a creative business in a tenuous economy. And art is very personal. Cleveland Street Glass was truly how I adjusted to my "new normal" of living in an urban environment where my car got broken into often. Now there are new "new normals." And I need the space and time to process how I fit into this new life, and what this new life is.

With that being said, Cleveland Street Glass is being discontinued. While there is some sadness associated with this, it is ultimately a decision that frees me to process my feelings through my art again.

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Jewelry with a Story

Layered with metaphors, the jewelry speaks to finding positives within the negative, displaying resilience, and how beauty exists in the broken. 

At times we may feel unrepairable,

but the ability to embrace our scars and flaws is a powerful accomplishment. This jewelry serves as a reminder of self-acceptance.

A talisman of fortitude.

Strength can always be found in our actions, no matter how we may have been violated.

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Mini car glass necklace - Geometric
Mini car glass necklace - Geometric

Mini car glass necklace - Geometric

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Mini car glass necklace - little round
Mini car glass necklace - little round

Mini car glass necklace - little round

$45.00

Auto Glass Earring - Cluster Dangle Small Aqua
Auto Glass Earring - Cluster Dangle Small Aqua

Auto Glass Earring - Cluster Dangle Small Aqua

$40.00

Mini car glass necklace - tab
Mini car glass necklace - tab

Mini car glass necklace - tab

$45.00

Auto Glass Earring - Cluster Stud
Auto Glass Earring - Cluster Stud

Auto Glass Earring - Cluster Stud

$30.00

Cluster Necklace - Large Mixed
Cluster Necklace - Large Mixed

Cluster Necklace - Large Mixed

$45.00

Cluster Necklace - Medium Aqua
Cluster Necklace - Medium Aqua

Cluster Necklace - Medium Aqua

$35.00

Auto Glass Earring - Medium Aqua
Auto Glass Earring - Medium Aqua

Auto Glass Earring - Medium Aqua

$50.00

Cluster Necklace - Large Aqua
Cluster Necklace - Large Aqua

Cluster Necklace - Large Aqua

$45.00

Cluster Necklace - Medium Black
Cluster Necklace - Medium Black

Cluster Necklace - Medium Black

$35.00

Cluster Necklace - Medium Mixed
Cluster Necklace - Medium Mixed

Cluster Necklace - Medium Mixed

$35.00

Auto Glass Bracelet - Aqua Hinge Cuff
Auto Glass Bracelet - Aqua Hinge Cuff

Auto Glass Bracelet - Aqua Hinge Cuff

$50.00

Auto Glass Earring - Cluster Stud in Black
Auto Glass Earring - Cluster Stud in Black

Auto Glass Earring - Cluster Stud in Black

$30.00

Cluster Necklace - Small Aqua
Cluster Necklace - Small Aqua

Cluster Necklace - Small Aqua

$30.00

Mini car glass necklace - Shard
Mini car glass necklace - Shard

Mini car glass necklace - Shard

$45.00

Mini car glass necklace - Tinted
Mini car glass necklace - Tinted

Mini car glass necklace - Tinted

$45.00

Cluster Necklace - Small Black
Cluster Necklace - Small Black

Cluster Necklace - Small Black

$30.00

Auto Glass Bracelet - Mixed Hinge Cuff
Auto Glass Bracelet - Mixed Hinge Cuff

Auto Glass Bracelet - Mixed Hinge Cuff

$50.00

Auto Glass Earring - Cluster Dangle Small Black
Auto Glass Earring - Cluster Dangle Small Black

Auto Glass Earring - Cluster Dangle Small Black

$40.00

Auto Glass Earring - Medium Multicolor
Auto Glass Earring - Medium Multicolor

Auto Glass Earring - Medium Multicolor

$50.00

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Deanna Dionne

When Deanna moved to Cleveland from Michigan in late 2014, her car was broken into within a week. After noticing car break-ins were so common, she started collecting the glass and experimenting with creating jewelry and sculpture. Cleveland Street Glass launched in Spring 2016. 

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