Busch, Dana  Biography

Busch, Dana Biography

Artist Statement:

Art and creative endeavors have always been an integral part of my life, and in 2004, what started as a personal passion has since grown into a business of creating wearable works of art. I do every facet of the work from selecting the materials, to constructing the pieces and visioning the interplay of the stones to create unique and thoughtful pieces. I use precious and semi-precious gemstones, pearls combined with gold, vermeil, and silver metals. I only make one to five of any piece making them limited edition works of art for the body. Thank you for supporting and encouraging my creative muse and making it possible for me to spend my days immersed in the bliss of the creative process. I feel very blessed!

Caring For Your Jewelry by Dana Busch

I describe my jewelry as “limited edition works of art for the body” because my jewelry is more than just another accessory. My clients value the attention to craftsmanship and detail, the quality of the materials, and the limited production of each style, knowing the piece they have purchased is a work of art designed to be worn rather than hung on a wall or set on a table.

The following care instructions are designed to insure your investment in one of my limited edition works of art for the body for many years to come.

  • Always store your jewelry in its own box or pouch to prevent it from getting broken, bent, scratched, damaged or tangled with other items.
  • In addition to storing your items in their own containers, always keep your jewelry in an arid climate as heat and humidity can damage both gemstones and metals. For this reason you should never store you jewelry in a bathroom where it is routinely subjected to heat, humidity, and damaging chemicals produced by soap, hair products, and cleaning supplies.
  • All gemstones should be treated as you would an item made of glass. They are fragile and can easily break or shatter if they come in contact with a hard surface, are dropped, or bump other hard materials.
  • Never wear your jewelry while bathing, swimming, cleaning, working-out, or performing any strenuous activity. Do not wear your jewelry to bed.
  • Apply all lotions, perfumes, and hair products, including hairsprays first and allow them to dry completely prior to putting on your jewelry. The chemicals and oils in these products can damage both gemstones and metals.
  • Never put your jewelry in a jewelry-cleaning machine or submerge it in any kind of jewelry cleaning solution. Instead, gently wipe the surface of your piece with a soft microfiber cloth.
  • Due to the delicate nature of the work, jewelry should only be worn in the way it was intended. For instance, necklaces should only be worn as necklaces, etc.
  • Rubber earring backs should not be left on the earrings when they are not being worn. Instead, please put the rubber backs in the plastic bag provided to keep them supple. Always twist on and twist off the rubber backs. Never push them on as this may result in a bent or damaged ear wire.

Available Works

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Degrees and Licensing:

  • BA Psychology
  • BFA Art
  • MA Clinical Psychology
  • MPH Masters in Public Health
  • PsyD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Dana Busch recently left the medical field to pursue her love of art. Her recent honors and awards are related to the medical field. Prior to her medical career, Dana Busch received the following art-related honors and awards:

  • 2012 - "5 Minutes with Dana Busch Jewelry Designer," Interview with Erin Bleakley of Truffles n Ruffles
  • Commissioned by the architect hired to design an addition for the Denver Children's Hospital to make 18 of her detailed ink and colored pencil drawings for the walls, 5th grade
  • Presented an award for outstanding artist, only awarded to one student, 9th grade
  • Winner of the Eastman Kodak award, 10th grade


Medical Awards and Honors:

  • Former Director of of the Psychosocial Oncology Clinical and Research Division, Illawara Cancer Center, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
  • NIH postdoctoral fellow, University of Pittsburgh Hillman Cancer Center, UPMC
  • Psychology Resident, Charleston Area Medical Center, University of West Virginia Medical School
  • Best Presentation Award, Annual Medical Research Week, Wollongong Hospital, Australia
  • Board of Directors and Scientific Committee Member, George Greenstein Institute. A nueroscientific clinical and research institute.
  • 2019 7th Annual Jewelry Trunk Show "Pairings, A Marriage of Old Pawn & Contemporary Creations," Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2018 6th Annual Jewelry Trunk Show "A Sojourn Through Spain," Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2017 5th Annual Jewelry Trunk Show "Winter Desert," Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2017 "25th Anniversary Celebration" Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2016 4th Annual Jewelry Trunk Show, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2015 3rd Annual Jewelry Trunk Show, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2014 2nd Annual Jewelry Trunk Show, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2013 Jewelry Trunk Show, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • Published in Vogue magazine, September 2019
  • Published in Tatler magazine, September 2019
  • Published in Western Art Collector magazine, March 2012