Diane Ballum's Profile

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I am a wife of 39 years, step mother to a wonderful young man, mother-in-law to a great daughter-in-law, and a grandmother to three special grandsons! Life is Good!!!

In 1990, my husband and I moved to Hawaii, leaving family and friends behind for a new adventure. In 1992, I fell in love with jewelry design, starting out Beading semi-precious gemstones, and glass beads. Next, I taught myself Wirewrapping, and now I'm teaching myself Chainmaille!

After 18 wonderful years in Hawaii, we decided to move back to N.H., in order to spend more time with family and friends! Once here, I closed my Hawaii jewelry business, and opened a new business in N.H. Due to my love of Hawaii, I named it Hoku Gallery! Hoku means Star, in the Hawaiian language!

My goal is to share my passion, and make jewelry that…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 17
  • Joined February 23, 2011

Favorite materials

Lampworked Glass, Dichroic Glass, Cane Glass, Swarovski Crystals, Semi precious gemstones, Shinny Aluminum Rings, Niobium Rings, Sterling Silver and Gold Filled components, Sterling Silver and Gold Filled chain

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Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry and Gifts

About

I am a wife of 39 years, step mother to a wonderful young man, mother-in-law to a great daughter-in-law, and a grandmother to three special grandsons! Life is Good!!!

In 1990, my husband and I moved to Hawaii, leaving family and friends behind for a new adventure. In 1992, I fell in love with jewelry design, starting out Beading semi-precious gemstones, and glass beads. Next, I taught myself Wirewrapping, and now I'm teaching myself Chainmaille!

After 18 wonderful years in Hawaii, we decided to move back to N.H., in order to spend more time with family and friends! Once here, I closed my Hawaii jewelry business, and opened a new business in N.H. Due to my love of Hawaii, I named it Hoku Gallery! Hoku means Star, in the Hawaiian language!

My goal is to share my passion, and make jewelry that people, love to wear! Please enjoy looking at my work, and if something strikes you, buy it! Thank you for reading this, and getting to know me!

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