From Rhinestones to Infinity with Diane Cook


Amanda Roberts

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

May 18, 2014 at 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM

Location: Ephemera Paducah, 333 North 9th Street

Phone: 2704430003



Event Description

Class price is $149 with a $10 materials fee paid to the instructor the day of class. For those taking two (2) or more of Diane's classes this weekend, the discounted class price is $134.00 [Cancellation Policies]

Class size: Maximum 20. Minimum age is 16, accompanied by an adult. To "make" Diane's classes we need 25 class spots sold over the 3-day weekend.

Simplicity can be relaxing to the soul. Diane seems to be drawing closer to this concept in one of her latest rhinestone creations, called From Rhinestones to Infinity.

Diane find loads of inspiration when using vintage jewelry, most often vintage rhinestone brooches, ear bobs, dress clips, and bracelets. So, as she dug deep down into her stash for this project, she noticed a good amount of rhinestone brooches…that one might call rather “large”.
“When I bought them, I remember having no clear idea what I would do with them, only knowing I loved the way they looked. Perhaps like me, you have been hoarding some of the same types of rhinestone pieces!”

In this class you’ll cover design principles, along with options of attachment. And, in addition to a special clasp, Diane will share a very special link design, this one called Double Infinity, spotlighted by Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio, in her newly released book, The Missing Link: From Basic to Beautiful Wirework Jewelry. (Cindy’s book actually includes two of Diane’s custom link designs!) And, along with the Double Infinity link, you will learn how to design Diane’s Wrapped and Stacked link, which we’re sure you’ll love.

You’ll begin the day working with wire to design the links, and since you’ll be using a smaller gauge wire, Diane will bring along her rotary tumbler to work harden both the links and the clasp. Then, you’ll move along masterfully wrapping chosen gemstones, pearls or small rhinestone components, which can be used as connectors in your necklace.

You will be thrilled when you see where the techniques you learn in this class will take you. You will be limited only by your imagination…let’s see how far you go!

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