Ivanna Dyedkova was born on July 7, 1969 in Chervonograd, Lviv region, Ukraine. She lived in Lviv most of her life before immigrating to Canada in 2002 with her loving husband and two daughters. Ivanna attained her master’s degree for Technical Systems Engineer at Lviv Polytechnic National University and began her financial accounting career in Canada.
Art has been a passion of hers for as long as she could remember. Her interest began at the Children’s Fine Art School in her hometown where she attended drawing and oil painting classes. Ivanna created interesting and original pieces of jewelry, made clothes for herself and her family, decorated traditional Ukrainian pysanky, embroidered, crocheted, knitted, and sewed.
Ivanna felt inspired to be creative when she learned about jewelry made using seed beads. She was always looking for something new, which triggered her desire to learn, improve, and create her own unique technique and style of art. Over the past year, Ivanna has been brave enough to show her passion to friends and members of the Ukrainian community in Edmonton while maintaining to create more and more different pieces. Each piece of jewelry reflects her imagination, adoration, and respect for this art form.