Jewelry Designer Denise Peacock

I caught up with Denise Peacock of Delisch jewelry recently to check in and see what she has been up to. We usually see more of each other in this small town, pre-Covid, and not only in Santa Cruz. Sometimes in New York or San Francisco at a show. Denise has been doing some virtual shows aside from making new jewelry inspired by the sweet pea tendrils in her victory garden. I was delighted to see her beautiful paintings made with encaustic (wax layers) on her studio walls.

She told me that she is selling more jewelry appropriate for Zoom meetings and Facetime, where the emphasis is closer to the neck rather than long pendants. I found that fascinating.

Denise said it is a trend she is seeing in fashion, so much so that even Prada is moving their logo up to the collar to be more visible virtually.

Delisch jewelry is perfect for that trend, with generous, fluffy statement necklaces full of stones and pearls mixed with silver and 14 karat gold fill. The best way I can think to describe her signature work is like a ballet tutu and just as much fun to wear!

Denise Peacock was born in London, grew up in the Kentish countryside, and came to Santa Cruz in 2002 via New York City. She previously worked in publishing and graphic and brand design. Her jewelry is collected all over the world.

When I asked her about the recent changes in her life, she said she has learned to enjoy the little things, like having both of her daughters’ home from college, both studying online at Cabrillo and Berkeley. She remarked how grateful she is to live in a part of the world that takes the virus very seriously and lucky to live in a place with such a low rate of infection.

Aren’t we all!

Check out this video Denise made of her jewelry- hope to see you Saturday, October 17 at our Watsonville store to highlight Delisch. We will have wine, refreshments, gift with purchase (over $100) and 15% off! We will be limiting the number of people into the store and seconds area. Mask up, wash your hands and maintain physical distance please. Stay Safe. Delisch is available at Annieglass, the de Young Museum, many fine boutiques around the country and online at Denise will also be represented on the digital version of Santa Cruz Open Studios, when it launches later this year.