How did you start in the Handmade community?
After 32 successful years in multiple senior management positions in corporate America and successfully beating chemotherapy and Ovarian Cancer, my husband and I decided to retire early.
I have always been crafty and did Counted Cross Stitch, Quilting, Scrapbooking and jewelry design. So, I started designing and making Leather Wrap Bracelets. Once Customers see the bracelets and realize that they are wrist size specific they started to order them. Through of mouth, Beading by Diana was born.
What or who inspires you?
I am inspired by fashion in general especially now when there are so many options available. I believe what I have learned about color and color pairings in Quilting coupled with a "natural eye" for color pallets, has really helped in designing my bracelets.
What makes your work unique and truly your own?
There are other designers making Leather Wrap Bracelets but mine are NOT one-size-fits-all! I make multiple sizes to fit your specific wrist size and the ability to make them to fit the smallest wrist to a larger wrist, including Men's and Children's sizes.
I also design the bracelet to look like five different bracelets. Each of the wrap's five sections are a different design. For example, if you have a 7 inch wrist, Each 7 inch section is a different design.
What can we expect to see from you at Jackalope?
I have both four and five wrap Leather Wrap bracelets in sizes from 5" to 7.5". The color combinations are endless. These bracelets are for all occasions, all seasons and for all family members. They are great for your own fashions sense and make great gifts. I have even designed bracelets for a wedding party!
Visit my website on www.beadingbydiana.com! Once you buy one....you will buy more!