As I was growing up in the Washington, DC area, my family frequently traveled through craft centers in the Appalachians and the Blue Ridge mountains. I was fascinated by the crafts and jewelry I saw there. After completing my PhD in physical chemistry, I turned to designing jewelry, studying lapidary arts, silver smithing and more in the Washington, DC area.
The process of creating fascinates and excites me. Many of my designs are one-of-kind – each piece of my jewelry is hand constructed from the finest materials. I work in silver primarily and my jewelry designs are accented with gemstones and the textures of southwestern mandscapes, rocks, and plants. I love spiral elements and incorporate those in many of my designs.
New Mexico and the Santa Fe area are the most inspiring places I have ever been.
I recently made some special earrings for a customer and she sent me a super comment: “The earrings arrived and I love them. Your work is top notch. Thanks so much, Fran”
I made lovely pearl earrings for another customer who wanted earrings to match an antique necklace and she sent me this lovely note: I found a perfect ‘vintage’ piece on Diana’s website. It was a pearl and bead necklace which I bought as a belated Christmas gift for my daughter. I wanted earrings to match and asked Diana if she could make them. Within days she was able to put together a charming pair of vintage-looking drop earrings. They were beautiful and reasonably priced. My daughter and I are still amazed that the earrings were fashioned and sent to me within days. We certainly will do more shopping on https://DianaKirkpatrick.com.