DianeKuligowski

made with my own hands ARTISAN JEWELRY

Berthoud, Colorado · 680 Sales

DianeKuligowski

made with my own hands ARTISAN JEWELRY

Berthoud, Colorado 680 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(421)

Announcement   ::Jewelry With Spirit:: That's what I strive for, every time I sit at my jeweler's bench. I love making jewelry and with every piece, my intent is to create a personal exchange between the object and its wearer. If a piece speaks to you, I've been successful!!

All of my pieces are handcrafted by me. I do not make my own chains. My work is crafted using traditional metalsmithing techniques such as fabrication, forging and soldering. I have been successful in incorporating PMC and Bronzclay into my work by using it as a tool for duplicating my original design textures. Most of the design elements and texture you see are derived from original brushwork and pen and ink drawings. I use only genuine sea glass and all stones and pearls are real unless otherwise stated.

If you have any questions or special requests, i.e. longer or shorter chain, different style chain, silver rather than bronze, 14KT gold wires rather than 14 KT gold fill, all of which could increase the price, or, if you have special instructions for shipping, please feel free to convo me and I will respond ASAP.

Regarding shipping, on domestic orders the charge is $4.00. I ship USPS First Class with tracking and delivery confirmation. The charge for shipping anywhere else in the world is $14 and it also includes tracking and delivery confirmation. If you would prefer an upgrade in shipping, please let me know and it can be arranged for the appropriate additional charge. All of my pieces are securely packaged and have always reached their destinations. Each item arrives in a gift box with a ribbon!

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Last updated on May 5, 2017

::Jewelry With Spirit:: That's what I strive for, every time I sit at my jeweler's bench. I love making jewelry and with every piece, my intent is to create a personal exchange between the object and its wearer. If a piece speaks to you, I've been successful!!

All of my pieces are handcrafted by me. I do not make my own chains. My work is crafted using traditional metalsmithing techniques such as fabrication, forging and soldering. I have been successful in incorporating PMC and Bronzclay into my work by using it as a tool for duplicating my original design textures. Most of the design elements and texture you see are derived from original brushwork and pen and ink drawings. I use only genuine sea glass and all stones and pearls are real unless otherwise stated.

If you have any questions or special requests, i.e. longer or shorter chain, different style chain, silver rather than bronze, 14KT gold wires rather than 14 KT gold fill, all of which could increase the price, or, if you have special instructions for shipping, please feel free to convo me and I will respond ASAP.

Regarding shipping, on domestic orders the charge is $4.00. I ship USPS First Class with tracking and delivery confirmation. The charge for shipping anywhere else in the world is $14 and it also includes tracking and delivery confirmation. If you would prefer an upgrade in shipping, please let me know and it can be arranged for the appropriate additional charge. All of my pieces are securely packaged and have always reached their destinations. Each item arrives in a gift box with a ribbon!

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Diane Kuligowski

Trust - Message To Myself Silver Bracelet
Trust - Message To Myself Silver Bracelet
$110.00
Lever Back Silver and Gold Dangle Earrings
Lever Back Silver and Gold Dangle Earrings
$72.00
Silver and Bronze Soft Posted Disc Earrings
Silver and Bronze Soft Posted Disc Earrings
$72.00
Beautiful Blue Chalcedony and Silver Ring
Beautiful Blue Chalcedony and Silver Ring
$210.00
Moveable Parts Silver Spiral Necklace
Moveable Parts Silver Spiral Necklace
$128.00
Special Order Ring for Brandon
Special Order Ring for Brandon
$135.00
Graphic Line Design Silver Post Earrings
Graphic Line Design Silver Post Earrings
$58.00
Antique Alvin Lily Pattern Spoon Ring
Antique Alvin Lily Pattern Spoon Ring
$120.00
Patterned Layered Silver Earrings
Patterned Layered Silver Earrings
$78.00
Sterling Silver and Chrysoprase Bezel Set Ring
Sterling Silver and Chrysoprase Bezel Set Ring
$110.00
Yummy Bezel Set Pearl and Silver Ring
Yummy Bezel Set Pearl and Silver Ring
$160.00
Patterned Silver Discs on Gold Hoop Earrings
Patterned Silver Discs on Gold Hoop Earrings
$74.00
Message to Myself Bracelet
Message to Myself Bracelet
$125.00
Handmade Bronze Heart Adjustable Necklace
Handmade Bronze Heart Adjustable Necklace
$118.00
Message to Myself Bracelet
Message to Myself Bracelet
$120.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(421)
eftihia ellinas

eftihia ellinas on May 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Haven't taken it off since I got it! I'm in love!! Best Mother's Day gift!!

hughesoj

hughesoj on May 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

This is a well crafted piece, with a lot of care put into this ring. The seller contacted me here and there with questions related to the fit of the ring so that the final result was a ring that fit well. Love it!

Len Vaught

Len Vaught on May 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

It arrived in a very timely manner and is exactly what I wanted

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About

I have a great need to make things, especially things that function!

I discovered clay back in the 70's and it just simply gave meaning to my life. I never imagined doing anything else. I loved it so much and at the same time, the pressure of making a living at something that requires such physicality was a real challenge as time went on. After 28 years, I decided to take a break from making pots. I thought it would be temporary but after making a move that meant packing up my studio, exploring another profession and then a great desire to get back to "making things", being a potter again didn't feel like quite the right place for me. There's no question that potters envy jewelers because of the shear compactness of their wares. I think that's how I decided to start making jewelry.

At first, everything about metal seemed like the antithesis of clay. You can only imagine the change in going from creating your work from something that is soft and pliable to something that seems so sharp and hard. But metal has become extremely fascinating and interesting for me. My focus and concern when creating my work is centered in form, surface, decoration and function. I find that I build my jewelry pieces similar to the way I would build my pots. I like using metal in a way that reveals the process as well as the hand of the maker. My appreciation for functional pots extends to my desire to make functional jewelry.

I think about making jewelry ALL the time; what to make next, how to make something I've been inspired by, how to make something a bit different than the previous piece. I'm not production oriented and I give a lot of attention to each thing I make. I'm very into subtle. My imagination is especially stimulated by ancient pots and metals of the Middle and Far East as well as the primitive symbolism represented in these works.

My greatest reward is when a customer tells me that the only piece of jewelry they ever wear is mine and they rarely take it off! That is the kind of jewelry I want to make. I recently heard an interview with a wonderful potter/sculptor who is now in his 90's. He made the statement "art is putting form to spirit". That is so true!!

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