Some of my Favorite Gemstones – Carnelian

I’m going to do a series on some of my favorite gemstones and I’m beginning  with a long time favorite of mine, Carnelian. Carnelian draws its name from the Latin carneolus – meaning “red stone”.   Like many other gemstones, carnelian … Continue reading

Caring for your Silver Jewelry

Silver is quite soft – be gentle in your cleaning to avoid bending the metal or scratching the jewelry. Wash pieces carefully by hand in soapy water, rinse and dry with a cotton cloth. Do not soak –soaking can damage … 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

February Sale Starts Soon!

My month-long sale starts February 1st!   Check out www.dianakirkpatrick.com and www.dianakirkpatrickart.etsy.com . I’ll publish the coupon code for the sale the end of January. … Continue reading

Copper Jewelry Designs

Over the summer, I started working on a series of flower designs in copper as prototypes for some planned silver pieces.   However, I think that I like the look of the copper enough to also do a series of designs … Continue reading