I have been a maker of things for as long as I can remember. As a young child, I designed clothing and accessories for Barbie, Ken and Skipper. My fascination with creating took me from sewing, to decoupage, to ceramics, to throwing my own pots, to weaving, through years of crocheting, a few disastrous experiments with knitting, and a couple of decades of black and white figure study photography. It was about 6 years ago now that I encountered wire as a medium, and found joy. Working with precious metal wire simultaneously excites my imagination and serves as a calming meditation.
I use Copper, Sterling Silver, Argentium, Fine Silver, and 14kt gold filled wire. To add to the richness of my pieces and to provide bold splashes of color, I also use various precious gems, and gemstone quality stones like Chalcedony, lots of varieties from the agate family, and the prettier quartz family stones, plus top quality crystal. I occasionally toss in some fiber elements as I work collaboratively with my best friend Sylvia Hoffmann who does terrific felting work. And last but not least, whenever possible I reuse, recycle, and up-cycle found objects, vintage jewelry elements, and odd bits here and there.
I also add in unusual clasps I've re-purposed from standard body piercing jewelry components.
My name is Diana White
My Website is http://www.mockingbirdlanewire.etsy.com