Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays



Thomas Center Reception Tonight


There's a reception this evening for the Handweavers Guild exhibit at the Thomas Center in Gainesville, FL. This exhibit contains a variety of pieces from the members.  I have a woven silver necklace in the exhibit.  

If you're in the Gainesville area, you can check out the exhibit between now and January 3.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Beautiful Trifari Set


I've just put up a photo and description of a beautiful set of Trifari jewelry from the 1950s.  It's a 3-piece set of necklace, earrings, and bracelet in a goldtone design with pearls.

This photo makes the design of the bracelet seem larger than that of the necklace, but both the pieces are the same size.  The set is in very good condition.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Coming Year


My goals for next year are to work on several of those things I failed to get to this year – recovering some techniques I haven’t used in a long time and perfecting new ones.


My aqua chalcedony pieces were big hits at the shows this Fall and there will be more designs for next year. There’s a luminous quality to the aqua chalcedony and everyone seems to love the color. This stone would make terrific bridal jewelry, too!  Perfect for a winter or a spring wedding.





Monday, December 14, 2009

Facebook Updates


I have a Holiday Special on my website, lovely and elegant handwrapped cubic zirconia stud earrings!  These earrings are available in a variety of colors (orange, sapphire blue, ruby, garnet, light pink, jet black, lime green, champagne, crystal clear, alexandrite, and a medium blue).

In addition, I've been updating my Facebook pages today.  I've added my blog feed and my Etsy store to my fan page.  You can click on the double arrows to the right of "shop" and choose "My Etsy"  from the dropdown menu.   Take a Look

Friday, December 11, 2009

Something Blue?


How about something blue for those December weddings coming up?  Here are a couple of examples of lovely rhinestone brooches.   There are matching earrings for the blue brooch (sorry, no photo).

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Aqua Chalcedony - what a hit!

My aqua chalcedony jewelry items have been big hits in the shows I've done this Fall!  Take a look in the earrings section of my website - I have a couple of examples of handmade earrings that incorporate aqua chalcedony stones.www.dianakirkpatrick.com/shop/?itemid=196

The color is so luminous and compelling that people seem to be drawn to it!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Website Updates are Coming

It's nice to be back in Florida, although I really enjoyed the Mississippi show. I enjoyed seeing snow again, too.

I'm working on my project list for 2010 and I'll have a report soon.   Some of those things I didn't get accomplished in 2009 will top my list!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Snow Day!

Last night it snowed!   I realize that's not news to lots of you, but I'm in south Mississippi and I really hadn't expected any snow.

Fortunately, it was really just a dusting - lovely to look at and not a big deal.   Tonight will be another cold one, but no more snow in the forecast.  I'll just enjoy sitting around working on more jewelry.

Mississippi

I'm in Mississippit and it's snowing!!!  I thought this was the South.  I have to be at the show before 10am tomorrow - let's hope it all melts.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Last Show this Year!

Next weekend is my last show of 2009.   I'm ready to take a breather and celebrate the holidays!