I am excited to share another great sponsor from my 1 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway. I want to introduce you to a very talented lady who designs and handcrafts these beautiful earrings. Welcome Diane from Mindful Matters.
My earliest memories of jewelry making are stringing beads with the much “older” (…she was all of 16 at the time) artsy lady in my neighborhood. I was delighted to be invited on a regular basis to these little bead fests where we would string colorful “love bead” necklaces and bracelets while listening to the Beatles, Cat Stevens, etc. and drinking herbal tea….it was sheer bliss!
For the past decade, I have turned my artistic efforts toward designing uniquely beautiful, one-of-a-kind polymer clay and metal jewelry pieces not only to unleash my creativity – but as a vehicle to practice “mindfulness” or the state of truly being in the moment. With the hectic workday routine and our culture’s emphasis on multi-tasking, appreciating the present moment can be a rare treat.
I am a chemist by training who has always loved working with my hands and have been awestruck by the beauty and complexity of nature’s designs. As a kid, I was nicknamed ‘the human spirograph’ due to my ever-present doodles of elaborate geometric patterns. Now, with polymer, precious metal clay and sheet metal in hand, I am working to translate those geometric designs to new media. I am a proud member of the Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild and the Northeast Ohio (Cleveland) Metal Clay Guild. These talented groups inspire me to work with new materials in my quest to approximate nature’s artistry!
Diane @ Mindful Matters Jewelry Design
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Mindful Matters has mixed metal, hair accessories, bookmarks and much more in her Etsy Shop. Please stop over to see the beautiful pieces that Diane designs and handcrafts!
Thanks Diane for contributing the beautiful earrings for the giveaway!
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