DivaDesignsInc

Bold Statement Jewelry Art To Wear Polymer Tutorials

South Carolina, United States · 5129 Sales

DivaDesignsInc

Bold Statement Jewelry Art To Wear Polymer Tutorials

South Carolina, United States 5129 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   NOTICE TO BUYERS IN THE EU: I am not registered to collect or report VAT in your country on the purchase of physical items from my shop; and, regardless of language placed under the item's title by Etsy which reads "VAT included where applicable", VAT IS NOT INCLUDED in the purchase price of any physical item listed in my shop; and any VAT assessed by your country on the item once it enters your country is your sole reponsibility to pay and report.

Likewise, if you live in a country outside the U.S. which charges GST, local taxes or other import taxes on physical items purchased from me, you will see language placed by Etsy under the item's title which reads "GST included where applicable", or "Local Taxes included, where applicable." Regardless of this language, GST, local tax and any other import tax IS NOT INCLUDED in the purchase price of any physical item in my shop; and any GST, local tax or any other import tax assessed by your country on a physical item purchased from me once it enters your country is your sole responsibility to pay and report.

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I create bold statement jewelry, one-of-a-kind works of wearable art, using polymer clay and mixed media components. I also teach my creative clay techniques via digital tutorials.

I am one of 125 artists included in Cynthia Tinapple's book, Polymer Clay Global Perspectives: Emerging Ideas and Techniques from 125 International Artists. My work has also been featured in print in Bead Trends, Jewelry Stringing, Polymer Cafe, The Polymer Arts, From Polymer to Art, and Bead Style magazines; and online at websites and blogs including www.polymerclaydaily.com, www.craftgossip.com, www.voila.eu.com, www.vintaj.com, and www.artbeadscene.blogspot.com.

You can also see more of my work on these social media sites:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diva-Designs-Inc/440052939372905 and
Flickr-http://www.flickr.com/photos/25473906@N02/

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I require signature confirmation of delivery on U.S. domestic orders of all finished jewelry. This is for your protection as well as mine, and is the best deterrent against theft I can provide. The shipping address on the label is the address you registered with your payment provider. If you want your package shipped to a different address for signature confirmation of delivery, please email me or include the new address in the comments section at checkout.

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My handcrafted jewelry is not marketed for children under the age of 14, nor is it my intent in creating these items that they be used by children under the age of 14.

Thank you,
Lynda Moseley

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Last updated on Jun 7, 2016

NOTICE TO BUYERS IN THE EU: I am not registered to collect or report VAT in your country on the purchase of physical items from my shop; and, regardless of language placed under the item's title by Etsy which reads "VAT included where applicable", VAT IS NOT INCLUDED in the purchase price of any physical item listed in my shop; and any VAT assessed by your country on the item once it enters your country is your sole reponsibility to pay and report.

Likewise, if you live in a country outside the U.S. which charges GST, local taxes or other import taxes on physical items purchased from me, you will see language placed by Etsy under the item's title which reads "GST included where applicable", or "Local Taxes included, where applicable." Regardless of this language, GST, local tax and any other import tax IS NOT INCLUDED in the purchase price of any physical item in my shop; and any GST, local tax or any other import tax assessed by your country on a physical item purchased from me once it enters your country is your sole responsibility to pay and report.

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I create bold statement jewelry, one-of-a-kind works of wearable art, using polymer clay and mixed media components. I also teach my creative clay techniques via digital tutorials.

I am one of 125 artists included in Cynthia Tinapple's book, Polymer Clay Global Perspectives: Emerging Ideas and Techniques from 125 International Artists. My work has also been featured in print in Bead Trends, Jewelry Stringing, Polymer Cafe, The Polymer Arts, From Polymer to Art, and Bead Style magazines; and online at websites and blogs including www.polymerclaydaily.com, www.craftgossip.com, www.voila.eu.com, www.vintaj.com, and www.artbeadscene.blogspot.com.

You can also see more of my work on these social media sites:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diva-Designs-Inc/440052939372905 and
Flickr-http://www.flickr.com/photos/25473906@N02/

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I require signature confirmation of delivery on U.S. domestic orders of all finished jewelry. This is for your protection as well as mine, and is the best deterrent against theft I can provide. The shipping address on the label is the address you registered with your payment provider. If you want your package shipped to a different address for signature confirmation of delivery, please email me or include the new address in the comments section at checkout.

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My handcrafted jewelry is not marketed for children under the age of 14, nor is it my intent in creating these items that they be used by children under the age of 14.

Thank you,
Lynda Moseley

Lynda Moseley

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I come from a large family of very talented artists with deep roots in the Southern U.S. My mother's branch of the family tree is filled with artists who work in various mediums. She is a celebrated musician, singer, and painter, as well as a talented needle and fabric artist.

My family lovingly refers to Momma as the original "mother of necessity." When my brother and sister and I were growing up, almost everything we wore was created by her. We hardly ever had store-bought. She made most of our clothes until I was a teenager. It was part necessity, certainly; but Momma always enjoyed making things with her own hands, and she encouraged all of us to explore our talents and the possibilities of what we could create ourselves.

For me, that exploration led to many different artistic mediums. I started out crocheting, tatting and knitting, which I still try to find time to do, but my interest meandered toward jewelry design, even as a teenager. Back then, it was macrame jewelry with odd pieces of driftwood and shells found at the local beach. It wasn't until I discovered polymer clay a few years ago that I knew I had finally found my creative destiny.

My mother is my biggest supporter, and those times when we get to sit and brainstorm ideas, or talk creative process or color theory mean everything to me. Those rare occasions aren‘t about us being mother and daughter, or even about interacting as friends. It is a chance to learn from each other and to show our mutual respect for each other's work, artist to artist.

My confidence grew as I began to sell my work consistently on the local level. I considered opening a brick and mortar store, but unfortunately, the time and money necessary to make that work just isn't feasible, so a venue like Etsy is perfect for me. I love being part of a community that supports and encourages handmade artistry.

Diva Designs, Inc. is a one-person operation, from creating to marketing to shipping. Along the four walls of my studio are my workshop, my photography studio, my PR and marketing department, my shipping department and my storage facility.

I create wearable, mixed-media art: Earrings, pendants, brooches and beads, as well as statement necklaces. My intention is for my jewelry to become heirloom pieces. My work has been referred to as museum quality. I hope that is true, because I want them to be able to stand the test of time and changing tastes.

I am heavily influenced by history and the women who influenced history. I am a hopeless romantic, but my tastes are eclectic; and in the midnight hour when I am alone in my studio, the odd and unusual sometimes emerges. I try to let the clay speak to me and tell me what it wants to do, and my ideas are rarely executed as I originally envisioned. They are routinely hijacked by my muse and turned into "happy accidents."

One of the things I love most about polymer clay is its versatility. The possibilities are almost endless, and I love to use it in ways it shouldn't succeed. It never disappoints me, although I will admit to having a "butt uglies" jar for those rejects I look at and say "What was I thinking?"

I work in very small color and clay batches to maintain the exclusivity of my work. A batch usually only yields 2 or 3 sellable pieces. My polymer clay pieces, particularly my marbled pieces, are one-of-a-kind creations which can never again be duplicated.

Customer satisfaction is extremely important to me. I am known for my flawless finishes, the result of hours of creating, sanding and buffing. I am a perfectionist when it comes to the execution of my work. I meticulously inspect every piece before I photograph and list it.

I also write and publish my version of the polymer clay techniques I use, so that anyone who wants to can learn to create with polymer clay. I consider it an honor to bring new people to the world of polymer clay and to mentor and encourage them. I hope my tutorials will encourage attention to detail and better execution and finishing, which will help elevate polymer clay as a serious artistic medium.

I am very proud of my work and also thrilled to be able to share my vision of polymer art and mixed media jewelry design through Etsy.

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  • Lynda Moseley

    Owner, Polymer Clay Artist And Jewelry Designer

    12th generation South Carolinian, polymer artist, jewelry designer, genealogist, hopeless romantic, Atlanta Braves fan, voracious reader, collector of 1st editions & vintage kitchenware, world's greatest aunt

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