Diane Weimer's Profile

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I just love to use my jewelers saw and construct pieces where the focus is piercework, you know those little cut-outs. My designs could be identified as, just curvy doodles. I love matte finish and have a special affinity for pearls. Mixing vintage tintypes into my work is a passion. Recently, I have gotten into micro shell forming using the NC Black hammers. Incorporating spiculums into my piercework has given me a whole new dimension to my work. I choose to construct bracelets, pendants and earrings using that micro shell forming technique along with my piercework.

Working with metal came to me late in life. I was retired from teaching Gr. 4,5,6, when I took my first metals class in 2004 from Kristin Beeler at our community college. My youngest son was dabbling in making Celtic silver jewelry and then switched to larger work and in the last 20 years his blacksmith…

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  • Female
  • Joined December 14, 2010

Favorite materials

Argentium sterling silver, pearls

About

I just love to use my jewelers saw and construct pieces where the focus is piercework, you know those little cut-outs. My designs could be identified as, just curvy doodles. I love matte finish and have a special affinity for pearls. Mixing vintage tintypes into my work is a passion. Recently, I have gotten into micro shell forming using the NC Black hammers. Incorporating spiculums into my piercework has given me a whole new dimension to my work. I choose to construct bracelets, pendants and earrings using that micro shell forming technique along with my piercework.

Working with metal came to me late in life. I was retired from teaching Gr. 4,5,6, when I took my first metals class in 2004 from Kristin Beeler at our community college. My youngest son was dabbling in making Celtic silver jewelry and then switched to larger work and in the last 20 years his blacksmith skills have increased exponentially. In a word, he does beautiful work.

I am native to southern California and live in the Los Angeles area. I have two sons and have been married to their dad since the 60”s.I was a teacher locally for 36 years. I love teaching and have started teaching sawing and piercework and micro shell forming classes. See more of my work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/56691115@N00/sets/72157601659556623/


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