I'm Dianne, a self taught metalsmith working out of my home studio in Springfield, Vermont. Each piece of jewelry is carefully handcrafted to last a lifetime and is forged, enameled and finished by hand.
My studio is my happy place; a place where I can dream, experiment, learn and grow in my passion creating lasting treasures you'll be thrilled to have and to give.
In my late twenties and thirties I was encouraged by two fabulous artistic women, each with their own creative passion to find what I love. Since then I've been involved in a variety of creative expressions before finding my own true passion working with metals, enamels and gemstones.
Nature is a recurring theme in the jewelry I produce, and is where a big piece of my heart is. When walking in the woods adjacent to our property, I forage for materials not just to inspire, but to actually use in making the jewelry.
The genuine gemstones I use are ethically sourced and purchased from a couple of lapidary artists here in the US. My only supplier for my metals and other supplies is dedicated to providing recycled materials whenever possible and their mission is to ensure the metals and gems they offer are ethically sourced and of the highest quality. The enamels I use are all lead-free and produced in Kentucky where they've been supplying the industry for 119 years (as of this writing).
Another thing close to my heart is animal rescue. I support a number of local rescues and our local Humane Society throughout the year. Your support greatly helps in that effort.
Member: Vermont Hand Crafters, Inc.
My work can be seen at:
Revolution, White River Junction, VT
Gallery At The Vault, Springfield, VT
Hannah Grimes Marketplace, Keene, NH
Main Street Gallery, Windsor, VT
Grand Isle Artworks, Grand Isle, VT (mid to late March 2022)