Just about anything is fodder for Diane Hyde's eclectic, multilayered jewellery: found objects, quirky oddities, old images and vintage materials. Beaders will love exploring her whimsical style and learning how they too can create beautiful pieces from seemingly ordinary, everyday things. Diane reveals her special, accessible techniques for working with these items and presents 22 fanciful, fun projects, including a pendant with a wine cork affixed to a Pierrot doll head and embellished with bicone crystal beads; clever Light It Up Earrings, with mini lightbulbs haloed with floral-shaped beads; and figurines, necklaces, bracelets and more!
Diane Hyde has been beading for almost 20 years and teaching for a decade. She is celebrated for her signature aesthetic, based on the steampunk look (her fans call it beadpunk). Diane's work has appeared in numerous magazine articles and books and she has won awards in the world's preeminent beading competition, Bead&Button Magazine's Bead Dreams, every year since 2001. Diane's company, Designer's Findings, specialises in hard-to-find jewellery components.