Finely crafted wire jewelry, from a joyful perspective

Oshawa, Canada

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Exquisitely fine, handcrafted jewelry, from a joyful perspective.

My creative journey started with a piece of beach glass.

I wasn't actually looking for beach glass while walking the shore of Lake Ontario that day. I picked up what looked like an interesting rock, and was disappointed to find "only" the water tumbled glass. But then, just as I was about to throw it back into the lake, the thought struck me: "Hey, this would make a really neat piece of jewelry!"

What could I lay my hands on quickly to make a piece of jewelry out of this, I wondered. The only thing I could think of was wire.

Now, I have to confess that I was not a fan of wire jewelry - it didn't appeal to me at all. But, I was obsessed with making something out of this piece of beach glass.

So I bought some crappy electrical tools at Canadian Tire and a few feet of sterling silver wire, and I made a pendant. As soon as I was finished that, my mind was flooded with all kinds of other ideas of things to make.

That was the summer of 1995. Since then, I’ve bent, linked, twisted, woven, hammered, fused, crocheted and knitted my way through many kilograms of metal. Much of my oeuvre has been created without the use of a torch. It's a deliberate choice: I enjoy the challenge of figuring out a design based on the constraint of working cold.

I am a professional artist / studio jeweller / metalsmith / instructor who makes jewelry out of wire. The possibilities of what can be made using wire are virtually endless. The excitement I feel working with the metal has never gone away, and I love sharing that sense of wonder with the people who take classes with me.

I'm detail and quality oriented. One of the reasons why wire jewelry didn't appeal to me was because a lot of it looked very flimsy. As a wife and busy mom to two boys, the jewelry I wear has to keep up with my active life, so I everything I make has to pass "The Sweater Test". If it doesn't, you're not going to see it in my shop!

I've been very fortunate to have my work featured in magazines, fine craft publications and books, including Lark Books "500 Earrings", "Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry" by Suzanne Tourtillott & Nathalie Mornu, "Wire in Design" by Barbara McGuire, and "All Wired Up!" by Mark Lareau. I've been equally lucky to have had work included in national and international exhibitions, and in private collections all over the world.

I'm still exploring, still experimenting, still discovering what wire can do. It's a joyful journey. At the end of the day, I hope that when you buy my jewelry or one of my tutorials, you'll be able to connect with that joy as well.

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  • Dianne Karg Baron

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Handcrafted Jewelry

    Since 1995, Dianne has been taking wire jewelry into directions that are unexpected and exquisitely detailed, yet still affordable. Find your perfect piece for every day or special occasions! thetaoofwire.com

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hi! Thanks for visiting today! My Etsy shop is currently on hiatus. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at dpk at diannekargbaron dot com or visit my website at thetaoofwire.com .

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Payments are accepted using PayPal. The full balance of any order is due prior to shipment. Shipping will occur when full payment is confirmed cleared. I will regretfully have to cancel any sales that have not completed payment within 3 days of placing the order. *Due to fraud concerns, I reserve the right to refuse sales from buyers with UNREGISTERED and UNVERIFIED PayPal accounts.* Please note that your receipt will be from "WRAPTURE wire jewellery" and may appear on your credit card as "DKBARONTAO".

I offer an installment plan for large ticket items. Shipment will occur when the final payment is confirmed cleared.


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Additional policies and FAQs

Designing a unique piece of jewellery is a rewarding and exhilarating experience for Dianne as an artist. Whether you may be looking to express a particular feeling or idea, or you have a treasured stone you'd like Dianne to incorporate into a design, she will work with you to create a truly special piece of jewellery you'll be happy to wear or give as a gift! Dianne is also open to unusual requests - she has made everything from name badge holders to signage! Read the complete terms and conditions <a href="http://wrapturewirejewellery.on.ca/blog/jewellery-collections/custom-design/>here.</a>

Please click on "Request Custom Item" to contact Dianne about Custom Design.

Wholesale enquiries welcome. Minimum $200 order, prepaid.

Consignment enquiries are also welcome. Please provide your terms with your enquiry.