DianneKargBaron

Finely crafted wire jewelry, from a joyful perspective

Oshawa, Canada · 330 Sales

DianneKargBaron

Finely crafted wire jewelry, from a joyful perspective

Oshawa, Canada 330 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(134)

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Dianne

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I love to draw, and bending wire reminds me of drawing. It's a natural medium for conveying how lines express mood, form and texture. My inspiration comes from nature, from history, from mythology, from abstract art and sometimes from episodes in my own life. I'm attracted to anything that sparks my curiosity and arouses in me the sense of being fully connected with and conscious of the world in which I live. Many of the pieces I make tell a little story, and become jewellery with an inner voice.

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Tutorials are delivered by download link emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase. EU CLIENTS WILL RECEIVE THEIR PURCHASES VIA EMAIL ATTACHMENT. **Please note that the link will only be active for 24 hours after being sent, so please do not delay download!**

FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE ON JEWELRY ITEMS OVER $100
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Last updated on Aug 31, 2016

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I love to draw, and bending wire reminds me of drawing. It's a natural medium for conveying how lines express mood, form and texture. My inspiration comes from nature, from history, from mythology, from abstract art and sometimes from episodes in my own life. I'm attracted to anything that sparks my curiosity and arouses in me the sense of being fully connected with and conscious of the world in which I live. Many of the pieces I make tell a little story, and become jewellery with an inner voice.

Thank you for visiting my shop today!
*************************************************************

If you've enjoyed your visit here today, you might also like my Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/diannekargbaronjewelry

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Tutorials are delivered by download link emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase. EU CLIENTS WILL RECEIVE THEIR PURCHASES VIA EMAIL ATTACHMENT. **Please note that the link will only be active for 24 hours after being sent, so please do not delay download!**

FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE ON JEWELRY ITEMS OVER $100
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Dianne

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Dianne

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(134)
Linda Finch

Linda Finch on May 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Color is nicer than picture - thanks

Linda Finch

Linda Finch on May 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely color and forwarded by post office to new address

Laura Gramenz

Laura Gramenz on Apr 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love this design! Thank you for sharing!

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About

Exquisitely fine, handcrafted jewelry, from a joyful perspective.

It all 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. From thick to thin, 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 not a “wirewrapper”. That term is too limiting. 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!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 25, 2016
Your satisfaction is of the highest priority! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dianne at dpk at diannekargbaron dot com .

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Payment
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.
Shipping
Orders are shipped via Canada Post. In order to facilitate tracking of your package, shipping via Xpresspost is recommended. This service allows a tracking number and delivery confirmation to be added. Alternative shipping methods are available on request. Additional charges may apply. The Purchaser accepts responsibility for paying any customs or duty charges which may be applied by their home country to any shipment. Please see the listing for additional or special shipping details.

Please see the <a href="http://www.canadapost.ca/Personal/Guides/DeliveryStandards.aspx">Canada Post website</a> for delivery standards.

Sorry, I will not ship to third party addresses.
Refunds and Exchanges
Care is taken in packaging your jewellery for shipping; however we cannot be held liable for items damaged, lost or stolen during shipping. If you have concerns about shipping, please ask for insurance to be added to your order. Additional charges may apply.

Returns may be accepted within 60 days of purchase, provided the item(s) are in the original packaging, in original, unworn condition. Prior arrangement must be made to qualify for a return, and the return code provided must appear on the package. Returns on items with a value over $100 may be subject to a 20% restocking charge. Refunds on returned items will be issued once the package has been received and inspected for condition by the Seller.

Items may be exchanged for credit only, provided the exchanged item is in the original packaging, in original, unworn condition.

All Returns/Exchanges must be shipped at the purchasers' expense - no COD returns accepted.

For hygiene reasons, all sales of earrings are final - no returns or exchanges accepted.

PDF tutorials are offered as fee-based, instant download documents. Documents purchased through Etsy, or Dianne's tutorials website (www.thetaoofwire.com) are deemed immediately delivered, and are non-returnable, non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Please note that download links will expire 24 hours after being sent. If for some reason you are unable to download your tutorial within that time, please contact Dianne to arrange for the link to be resent.
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.