Her love for using vintage jewelry, especially vintage rhinestones in her designs, has become an ever constant source of inspiration. When not teaching and designing jewelry, her love for photography and mixed-media art, constantly keep her preoccupied.
Diane has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Artful Blogging, Somerset Memories, Jewelry Affaire, Marie, and Jewelry the zine. She was honored to be a Guest Curator for Crescendoh.com, sharing her story of how Art Saves, in May, 2010.
Retiring from a financial career at the end of 2010, Diane is now making art full time, designing jewelry and sharing her love for teaching. She teaches locally and nationally, having taught at Adorn Me, Gilding the Lily in Fullerton, California, Art Unraveled in Phoenix, Arizona, and ArtBLISS in the Washington DC area.
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Deryn Mentock has been creating art all her life with a special passion for jewelry design.
She enjoys traveling to teach nationally and online at her “Jewelry Works” site. She’s passionate about offering her students instruction in technique as well as design and a peek into her creative process.
Her design work includes past work for Michaels stores and for Susan Lenart Kazmer. Her jewelry and artwork has been featured in numerous books and publications.
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Visit her online store: http://mocknet.etsy.com
Stephanie Jones Rubiano is a native Austinite who graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M at Galveston with a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology. She worked as an environmental scientist for a major drilling company in Houston, TX for five years after that. Therefore, it stands to reason that she has now chosen art as her career path. She is a mixed-media artist who enjoys using antique photographs, real butterfly wings and a variety of uncommon objects in her shadow boxes. Stephanie teaches workshops at national art retreats such as ArtFest and Art & Soul and has had work in past mediums shown in galleries and boutiques across the United States. She is an emerging artist on the art festival scene. In October of 2008 she participated in her first nationally-ranked art festival, the Bayou City Art Festival in Houston, TX, and placed 2nd overall out of 300 national artists. Her work has graced the covers of magazines and books as well as been the subject of articles and how-to projects.
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See more of her work: www.stephanierubiano.com