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Hello. My Name is...


Yes, that's what I said.

No, I don't mean it's my real name. Just my other username.

It seems there are a few people from other sites who are a little bit confused about who I am, and why I have two different names that I use on-line. So, I figured I'd better explain here.

I signed up for Devianart a long time ago. On February 20, 2001 in fact. At that time I was mostly doing graphics and using the name Sylva. I didn't start using the name Gailavira until March 11, 2007, when I started making jewelry and selling it on-line. At that point I had more or less abandoned DA, as I hadn't been doing any graphics work for a few years. It wasn't until months later (September 2007) that I found out that DA had added a category for artisan crafts. It was then that I decided to start posting here on DA again. I didn't want to open a new account, so I kept using the name Sylva here. I figured that since I posted the same work here as on other sites, and my real name is just below my username on my profile, that people would realize Sylva and Gailavira are the same person. Unfortunately, I was wrong.

So, to all of those of you who seem to be so confused, now you have your answer. ;)



I've had this tutorial almost ready for way too long! For about a month now I knew I only needed to re-take 2 photos but I've just been way too lazy. This week I finally decided to make myself get it done.

You can find the tutorial on Craftsy:…


Donna Spadafore
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States

What kind of necklace do you like to wear pendants on? 

63 deviants said Simple chains
26 deviants said Cord (like satin, leather, cotton, ribbon, etc)
8 deviants said Chains with wrapped links
6 deviants said Simple beaded necklace (like a solid color of seed beads or small stones)
6 deviants said Elaborate beaded necklace (small to medium size stones/beads in a multi color pattern)
6 deviants said Multi-strand cord
3 deviants said Other (please explain in the comments)
1 deviant said Chunky beaded necklace (larger beads, either one or more colors)
1 deviant said Multi-strand beaded


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Twinflame-Studios Mar 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just dropping in to say, we love your work! Your designs are absolutely beautiful. <3 :)
MelzyV Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the faving spam! I just couldn't help it! You have amazing and gorgeous work!
Biogoji1989returns Nov 6, 2013
Sunnyvah Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch! ^^
dovepaw3000 Oct 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch XD
Drawing-Stars-02 Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for the fave bomb, but your work is just extremely amazing and I love your work a lot. *u*;;
ferriore Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have the hands of a goddess!! So many heavenly pieces!
Lustful-Cuppy-Cake Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
happy birthday!~
LostInTheMorning Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! Hope it's awesome!
LimitlessEndeavours Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!! :meow:
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