Yanina was born in Kiev, Ukraine. She moved to the United States in 1998. Yanina has resided in New Jersey since 2003 with her husband. She works from her home studio in NJ, where she creates custom and one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art jewelry. Designed with hand-fabricated around colorful gemstones with sterling silver, gold and copper. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques handcrafted pieces begin as raw wire and sheet of sterling silver and hand-patterned, hand-formed, hard-soldered, and hand-polished to completion and finish it with a heat patina. Her design line displays a colorful palette of stones including turquoise, lapis, amethyst, coral, cameo and many more custom cut cabochons.
Jewelry inspired by found objects and memories, nature and life with contemporary flair.
Yanina is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Bucks County Craftsmen Guild, Gallery23 in Blairstown, NJ.