My friend, Diane Giesel, and I share the same passion of jewelry making. She is a self-taught artist, learning from books and magazines to explore different techniques and media. Her work reflects her love for adventure and knowledge, making each piece unique and special.
Here are a few of my favorites but you can find more spectacular jewelry in her Etsy store or on her website. Besides gemmy pieces, Diane makes rosary beads for both men and women in an array of colors. When it comes to the making of jewelry, she does not overlook any details. Let’s have Diane tell us a bit about herself:
“I have dabbled in art all my life. As a youngster I would draw Precious Moments figures, horses and of course, unicorns! My Etsy shop name, Unicorngem1994, is a combination of those items I love to collect and have around me - unicorns and yummy gemstones of all colors. The date is the year I was blessed with my son (unicorngem1994).
As I got older I began painting and crafting especially during the holidays...I loved making things as gifts for Christmas. I share this hobby with my Mom - she lives next door and is quite crafty too!I believe this hobby balances me as I have a very analytical day job as a quality engineer for a flexible packaging facility in Providence, RI. I enjoy my evenings with family and my art.
I am the Social Marketing Director for eSMArts Team. The Etsy Social Marketing Arts Guild (eSMArts Guild) is a global collaborative of mixed media artisans intent on further understanding and applying eCommerce advertising and promotion techniques.”
Through the Etsy street team eSMArts, I get to know Diane to be an incredibly warm and helpful person. She is always eager to help, especially in the area of Social Networking on the internet. She is also the editor for the Jewelry Collecting channel at BellaOnline - The Voice of Women.
Diane is a life-long resident of Rhode Island. She is currently living in Smithfield with her husband, Freddy, and their 15 year old son, Rich. To find out more about Diane, her passions and her jewelry, please visit her blog and say Hello!