IT’S JUNE AT DIANAKIRKPATRICK.COM

  It’s June! It’s June!!  This is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love June and all it brings – summer flowers, vacation season, and the warm weather that comes with the season. You haven’t heard from … Continue reading

Pantone’s Fall Colors for 2016

These are the Pantone Fall Colors for 2016.   These beautiful colors strike me as somewhat subdued autumn hues that sort of continue the “calm mood” from last Spring/Summer.    Riverside blue (a marine blue) is a sort of neutral shade that … Continue reading

Something New in Gemstone Designs – New Styles for Gemstone Rings and Earrings

Some of my new versatile sterling silver and gemstone designs:   new bypass style rings – this one shown with gorgeous red garnet cabochons, plus a dangling pearl and gemstone earring style that can be created in the gemstones and colors … Continue reading

Fashion Color Trends for Spring 2016

Tired of winter? I sure am, so let’s talk about what’s coming this Spring. Pantone sets color palettes for everything from home furnishing to apparel and more. The colors for Spring 2016 are softer tones – calm, serene blue and … Continue reading

Creating Mokume Gane Metals

I recently took a terrific class in creating Mokume Gane – a multilayered metal that’s produced under heat and pressure. The fascination with this metal is the patterning that can be achieved with various combinations of metals and some inspired … Continue reading

New Gemstone Jewelry for 2015

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and successful year ahead in 2015.  I’m really excited about the newest designs I’m working on and I want to share some of my ideas with you.   I’ve designed a number of gemstone earrings … Continue reading