Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Don't miss out on savings of 15% on everything and anything!

Visit www.dianakirkpatrick.com (www.pearlandgemstonejewelry.com) during September.  Use the Coupon Code  of  september sale (two words, all lower case)

for savings on all of my handmade jewelry like these studs


or these rings      


Monday, August 18, 2014


Check out my blog article on amulets for pets


Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

New Lampwork Beads in my Etsy Store!

I've just listed an assortment of lampwork glass beads in my Etsy store.   One listing is for five  different styles of beads - each style is priced separately.  

The link is   https://www.etsy.com/listing/164905224/lampwork-glass-bead-assortments?ref=shop_home_active

I also listed some other turquoise blue lampwork beads that are highlighted with gold and silver! 

The link is https://www.etsy.com/listing/164907504/turquoise-blue-glass-beads-patterns-in?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Check it out!   I'll be listing some other beads this week and more vintage jewelry.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New Necklace

This is a necklace I completed recently.    The labradorite pendant is 20 ga sterling silver with a hammered textured.   The necklace is a mixture of labradorite beads and silver "tire" shaped beads. I used  a hammered hook and ring as the closure.

My latest project is a series of different closures that will work for both necklaces and bracelets.   I'm excited about the addition.   The clasps will be more in keeping with many of my designs.    I'll  show photos of the finished catches and also the necklaces I'll use them with as soon as I can get them all done

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Help Me Decide

I've been asked about the large cross I often wear.  This cross appears on my business cards and I also use it in a lot of my advertising.   Since that cross is a large piece, I am working on designs for several smaller crosses.

Here are photos of three styles I completed recently, plus the original.   The one with the matching bail is about one inch high and the silver cross  is a bit over two inches high.   The patinated cross with gold weaving is a little under 2 inches. 
Help me decide which styles to make for my new collection of crosses - what's your favorite style:
the traditional cross with long center arm and a shorter crossbar or a cross with all 4 arms the same length?   Do you like stones in all 4 arms and the center, just the center, or what?  Do you like the addition of a bail?

Please leave me comments or send me an email at diana at dianakirkpatrick dot com

All of these crosses will be custom orders – you choose the size and shape, the metal (karat gold or silver or a combination) and the stones – gemstones, cubic zirconia, etc.  

I’ll provide some sketches and we’ll discuss gems to use.   After that you’ll get a final sketch and an estimate.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Website Updates!

Sorry to have been so long in posting - I'm redoing my website (www.dianakirkpatrick.com) for an entirely new look.   It's still a work in progress, but expect a lot of improvements!

In the meantime, I am working on several new things:   a ring I started months ago and  some additional cross designs.   The crosses and the ring will be shown as custom order options on the updated website.