Dearly Beloved Creations specializes in re-imagined saint candles; but, also offers fresh, rotating art, hand-sculpted jewelry, hand-sewn felties, and more! DBC is a one-woman shop dedicated to honoring icons you can believe in, providing art you can afford, and creating unique items that warm your cold black heart. 

Dearly Beloved began in 2016 when artist and maker, Gina Riva, was feeling nostalgic for her long-lost record collection. She started to recreate her favorite album covers on canvas with oil paint for herself until she began to get requests from friends and family. With a full-time job, it was tough to keep up with demand as well as keep things affordable. Most of the time she gave paintings away as gifts. With the crushing passing of Bowie and then Prince, the next step became very apparent. Find an affordable way for everyone to buy art that honors our lost heroes and do it in a way that not only brings a smile to the face, but also reminds us of that part of the hero/icon inside us all. And so, Gina's take on devotional candles and the name, Dearly Beloved, was born.
All of Dearly Beloved's unique designs are 100% handmade and crafted in Gina's home studio in Portland, Oregon. A little creativity, a little sparkle of magic, and a lot of love goes into each creation. Dearly Beloved hopes to help you light your way through this thing called life.


Retail Locations

You can find select items at the following locations:

1-2-3-4 Go! San Francisco

1038 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110


1-2-3-4 Go! Oakland

420 40th Street #5 Oakland, CA 94609



The Raven's Wing Magical Co.

7927 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202



Another State of Mind - Portland

3403 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214



Gumbo Gifts and Gallery

3900 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227