Quality Artisan Crafted Jewelry
I’ve lived in Northern California for the past 20+ years. Prior to that, I lived in Arizona and Minnesota. As I reflect on my life, I realize there has always been some form of creative outlet. As a young child, I spent many hours painting, drawing, and working with colored paper. I have always been affected by color, beautiful design, art, music and nature.
When I was 10 years old, I received my first sewing machine and started making doll clothes. I then graduated to making many of my own clothes. When I was 13 years old, I tailored my first winter coat. It was my favorite for the next few very cold Minnesota winters. Along with my four brothers, collecting rocks and arrowheads was also a favorite activity when we visited our grandparents' farm.
Early in my career, I owned an interior design studio and loved every moment of the creative process. I also dabbled in floral arranging, and acquired the jewelry-making bug when I first visited an Arizona bead store. Although I spent the next 25 years working in the business world, I maintained my love of beading and jewelry making.
I love to experiment and have learned many jewelry-making techniques over the years. Teaching classes is also something I thoroughly enjoy. Recently, I have been concentrating on free-form beading. You will see more of my free-form jewelry pieces as they become available.
When someone purchases a piece of my jewelry, I am truly humbled and honored; and I hope that each recipient feels the spirit of love and joy that goes into making each piece.
I must also thank the following people whose input was instrumental in developing our site: first, my son Steve and his financee Niki who guided me through the development process; photographer extraordinaire Teri Soares ([email protected]); and Mike Clemens who helped in many ways including photography. I owe you a deep debt of gratitude!
Thank you also to The Bead Gallery in Rocklin CA (www.beadgalleryusa.com) for employing me and allowing me to teach classes. They are the best! I have met many wonderful beaders there who have befriended and inspired me.
To see Diamond Creek's jewelry collection, click on the Gallery section above. Feedback is always welcome! You can reach me by clicking the Contact section above.
Diamond Creek Studios