Diana Shye's Profile

About

I strive to create jewelry that is modern, wearable and affordable but at the same time evokes classic beauty and elegance. I personally design and create each piece of my jewelry in my studio in Jerusalem, Israel; thus each piece is unique.

I have always been fascinated by the decorative arts of ancient, classic and traditional cultures and my jewelry designs are often inspired by classic or traditional motifs, elements or techniques that take on a new life as I translate them into a modern idiom. I use traditional metalsmithing techniques and age-old wire-working techniques to integrate silver, copper and brass metals and silver and gold-filled wire with gemstones, crystals and pearls.

My development as a jewelry artist began in childhood as I watched my parents at work on their own handicraft projects. They taught me many skills…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 5
  • Joined June 30, 2009

Favorite materials

Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, brass, sterling silver wire, 14K gold filled wire, semiprecious stones, crystals, pearls

About

I strive to create jewelry that is modern, wearable and affordable but at the same time evokes classic beauty and elegance. I personally design and create each piece of my jewelry in my studio in Jerusalem, Israel; thus each piece is unique.

I have always been fascinated by the decorative arts of ancient, classic and traditional cultures and my jewelry designs are often inspired by classic or traditional motifs, elements or techniques that take on a new life as I translate them into a modern idiom. I use traditional metalsmithing techniques and age-old wire-working techniques to integrate silver, copper and brass metals and silver and gold-filled wire with gemstones, crystals and pearls.

My development as a jewelry artist began in childhood as I watched my parents at work on their own handicraft projects. They taught me many skills and a passion for the creative process, including the importance of careful attention to detail and high quality finishing. My training in jewelry-making has been an organic, eclectic process of formal and informal study and self-teaching that continues to this day. I am a perennial student of jewelry-making techniques, constantly pushing the boundaries of my skills. I turned to the full-time pursuit of jewelry-making after retiring from an academic career in 2004.
I am an Israeli jewelry artist living and working in Jerusalem.

I was born in the U.S. and moved to Israel in 1968. I have three wonderful grown children and six delightful grandchildren.

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