Friday, November 14, 2014

New Wedding Jewelry At

My latest BLOG post -  check it out at

Jewelry for your Wedding – a new category for Pearl and Gemstone Jewelry.comNecklace-large keishi and crystal
I’ve been designing some interesting necklaces for weddings lately, so I’ve added an entire section on Wedding Jewelry to the website. Right now there are mostly pearl necklaces shown, but I’ll have some crystal necklaces on the website soon, too, plus tiaras and an assortment of vintage jewelry designs.
Pearls are always a wonderful choice for wedding jewelry and combine beautifully with other gems or with crystal in a variety of colors. Even a single pearl drop on a chain can be the perfect accent.   More....
Here's the link to the new section

New wedding jewelry section -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Diana Kirkpatrick

Art You Can Wear News

November 2014


I've been busy making jewelry for the shows I'm doing this fall and I have some new designs on the website.    

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Something About Me

Since I haven't had the pleasure of meeting all of you in person,  I thought I would share a little of my background.  

Some of my fondest memories from growing up in the Washington DC area are of family trips to craft centers in the Appalachians and Blue Ridge mountains where I enjoyed seeing things that people made with their own hands -  weaving and pottery and most of all handmade jewelry!

I earned a PhD in chemistry and pusued a career as a chemist in several government laboratories.   After grad school I took advantage of opportunities to learn more about how jewelry is made and how gemstone cabochons are cut.    Creating settings for the stones led me into silversmithing and wire wrapping.   I guess I'm a perpetual student - I loved all of it.

A chance conversation with a colleague at a summer chemistry conference introduced me to belly dancing.   I took a couple of classes and I was hooked!   I was entranced by the movements, the music, and especially the costuming and the jewelry.   It was a wonderful opportunity to dress up and become someone mysterious!   I started selling jewelry and music to other dancers.  This eventually grew into a full time business which I sold after many fun filled years of dancing, designing and selling costuming and jewelry. 

I am passionate about my jewelry and I'm so energized by the designs I'm creating now that I want to share them with all my friends.  My own eclectic approach to life and living is reflected in each of my creations.

I love to see my jewelry worn and enjoyed by others.   The process of designing and creating fascinates and excites me.   Each piece of my jewelry is lovingly created by me from the finest materials.

I work primarily in silver, gold, pearls, and gemstones.   My jewelry is hand constructed piece by piece.   I love doing custom pieces where I can work with the client to create pieces that reflect their aura and personality.

I moved to NM because this part of the country is the most deeply inspiring place I have ever been.  I love the landscapes and especially the sky and the clouds with their ever changing patterns!  I want my jewelry to communicate the excitement I feel about being in NM.  

Texture is a fundamental element in many of my designs and I especially love textures and patterns taken from nature.    I see wonderful textural elements in the rocks and plants around me and I incorporate those textures in my jewelry using small hand tools and a chasing hammer.



Upcoming Shows


November 14 & 15 I'm in Santa Fe at St. John's United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe.  Hours  9-5 both days

On November 21, I'm  at  the Los Alamos Middle School in Los Alamos.  Hours are  9- 3:30

I'm on the wait list for the Rio Grande show the weekend following Thanksgiving so I won't know if I'm actually doing the show until the last minute





Popular Designs for Fall & Winter

I'll be adding new items and specials frequently between November 1 and Christmas

A made to order shadowbox pendant in either brushed silver finish or a patinated finish as shown in the photo.   This piece is also possible to customize just for you!

New Bracelets and Rings

I'm always delighted to create some special just for you.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014


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

Visit ( 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

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

The link is

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