More of My Favorite Gems

Gems are described by chemical composition, crystal structure, and where they are found.  Gems are further classified based on properties like refractive index (how they bend light), luster, hardness, etc.  Perfection in appearance is of primary importance in the finished … Continue reading

Black Friday Specials & More!

Check out the jewelry listings at www.dianakirkpatrick.com for Black Friday savings on several of my necklaces, pendants, and earrings!  I have some things marked down already and I’ll be adding others on Thanksgiving Day.    The savings will continue through November … Continue reading

APRIL SALE STARTS TOMORROW!

My April Etsy sale starts tomorrow !  Visit my my Etsy shop at www.dianakirkpatrickart.etsy.com  to see what’s new and on sale. The sale will run through April 30. … Continue reading

Designing Woven Silver Jewelry

The bracelet on the left is woven from fine silver.   The Swarovski rhinestones are set in sterling silver and added one at a time as the weaving progresses.   I love designing these pieces, doing the weaving, and constructing pendants and bracelets … Continue reading

Multicolor Tourmaline Earrings

Tourmaline is one of my favorite gemstones and  I really love multicolored tourmaline jewelry – the play of colors in these stones delights my senses.  These dainty little faceted tourmaline earrings are strung on fine silver with a pink tourmaline brio accent.   The … Continue reading