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Welcome to Mindful Matters Art Jewelry!

The underlying theme of my work is the use of humble materials to design uniquely beautiful wearable art pieces that are affordable. I love working with clay and mixed metals not only to unleash my creativity - but as a vehicle to practice "mindfulness" or the state of truly being in the moment. With the hectic workday routine and our culture's emphasis on multi-tasking, appreciating the present moment can be a rare treat.

I am a chemist by training and have always loved working with my hands to create new things....whether in the lab or at my home studio. I began my online journey with Mindful Matters Jewelry in January 2010 once I realized that my creations were slowly taking over my living space. At that point, it became priority #1 to find new, loving homes for my work. Once I…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 6
  • Joined March 12, 2009

Favorite materials

Polymer Clay, Precious Metal Clay, Stone, Wood, Mixed Media

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Unique Handmade Boho, Tribal, Modern Art...

About

Welcome to Mindful Matters Art Jewelry!

The underlying theme of my work is the use of humble materials to design uniquely beautiful wearable art pieces that are affordable. I love working with clay and mixed metals not only to unleash my creativity - but as a vehicle to practice "mindfulness" or the state of truly being in the moment. With the hectic workday routine and our culture's emphasis on multi-tasking, appreciating the present moment can be a rare treat.

I am a chemist by training and have always loved working with my hands to create new things....whether in the lab or at my home studio. I began my online journey with Mindful Matters Jewelry in January 2010 once I realized that my creations were slowly taking over my living space. At that point, it became priority #1 to find new, loving homes for my work. Once I discovered Etsy (...and after many trials and tribulations with jewelry photography), my little venture started to take shape.

I have been fortunate to participate in workshops with some of the best polymer clay artists on the planet including Donna Kato, Sarah Shriver, Ronna Sarvas Weltman, Christi Friesen, Laura Tabakman, Carol Simmons and others - it is a privilege to see how these generous and talented artists work. Through my Etsy shop, I find it gratifying to help raise awareness of Polymer Clay as a jewelry medium so that others can discover the magic of its many colors and textures!

Diane @ Mindful Matters Jewelry Design
[Note: Photo collage is a tribute to Andy Warhol - we share(d) the same birthday!]

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING POLYMER CLAY: If you are new to polymer clay - it is an extremely versatile, durable and lightweight material. My personal collection of clay jewelry looks amazing even after years of frequent wear!

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