Donna Davis Sadler created her first piece of jewelry from the rolled up pages of a fashion magazine. She was an instant hit with her paper jewelry, and it was the start of a love affair with design that has lasted over three decades. Donna has traded in magazines for Swarovski Crystals, Freshwater Pearls, Sterling Silver, Semi-Precious Stones and other exotic finds to create the jewelry accessory brand “Donna D”.
Donna began her fashion career as a print and runway model. She also had a passion for singing which led to a career as a studio vocalist. With her vocal group “Brandye”, Donna has performed on over 4000 records and commercials, has earned sixteen gold and platinum albums, and has entertained on stages across the USA.
Today, Donna has over 30 years experience designing, manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing her collection of one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry. In the past her designs have been sold in Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus; and seen on popular TV shows Days of our Lives and Living Single. Donna accessorized couture designer B Michael for New York Fashion Week in 2001. Since 1998, Donna retailed her line in her Detroit stores; Donna D – The Gallery on The River, and Donna D – A Jewelry Bar before relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2008, when MGM bought her line for CAPRI at The Bellagio.
Donna’s love of both fashion and entertainment has afforded her a distinctive flair and sense of style. Her advice is sought after, and her designs are treasured conversation pieces to own and wear.
From the streets of Detroit, to the runways of New York’s Fashion Week, and now to the Las Vegas Strip, Donna’s work is recognizable, and she has amassed a huge following of loyal clients.