Diane Cook wraps up a “whole lotta love” into this heartfelt piece of jewelry, in her latest necklace creation, called Romantic Wrapped Necklace.
Diane loves these heavenly pieces, and hoping you feel the same, she invites students to dive into a class full of soft and feminine, yet strong and statement worthy, goodies.
You will begin with a wonderful base then begin layering lusciously soft satin, beautiful colored sari silk ribbons, and much, much more.
Her first piece, “Blessed” came about after using an unexpected vintage baby christening bonnet in her design. But the rest is a secret, as Diane wants to share her story of this piece in this workshop.
Here’s just a taste of what she will be covering in this workshop:
• Design Principles
• Wire working
• Using vintage jewelry in your creations
• Using unexpected components in your designs
• Sharing my love for various types of pearls and faceted gemstones
• Designing beautiful clasps
Join Diane Cook as you work with gorgeous vintage components, vintage lace, ribbon and more.
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials
and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Diane Cook has created art since she was 6 years old, but it wasn’t until she attended her first art retreat in Hampton, Virginia, did the artistic life she yearned for suddenly begin. That’s when she discovered dreams really do come true….as now, she is living it!
Her love for using vintage jewelry and components, especially vintage rhinestones in her designs, has become an ever constant source of inspiration. When not teaching and designing jewelry, her love for photography and mixed-media art, constantly keep her preoccupied.
Diane has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Artful Blogging, Somerset Memories, Jewelry Affaire, Marie, Jewelry the zine. You can also find her work in several books, Bead Soup by Lori Anderson, The Missing Link by Cindy Wimmer, and in a mixed media art competition book published by North Lights, called Incite, Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media. She was also a contributing artist in Kristen Robinson’s eBook, The Romance of Mixed-Media Jewelry, and was honored to be a Guest Curator for Crescendoh.com, sharing her story of how Art Saves, in May, 2010.
Diane’s Artful Gathering Workshops include, Heart Strings, Etched & Layered Cuffs, Window to My Heart, Romantic Wrapped Necklace, On a Wing Cuff, and The Art of Base Metal Etching. Available now on DVD.
Diane has joyfully been making art, designing jewelry and sharing her love for teaching full time, since retiring in 2010.