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Diamanti Designs

Jewelry with Art and Soul

Upcoming Events

New Website!

DiamantiDesigns.com

Wholesale website for my Guatemalan Jewelry & Crafts

 

World Heritage Festival

Sunday June 23 from 2-8pm

Veterans' Plaza, Silver Spring, MD

 

Diamanti Designs will be showing Guatemalan jewelry and up-cycled textile crafts, personal and home accessories, and more.

Kathleen Manning and Friends will be showing handcrafted jewelry by Kathleen, me, Amber Lee and Bill Schulz.

 

Silver Spring Summer Arts and Crafts Fair

Sunday July 14, 2019

Veterans' Plaza, Silver Spring, MD

 

Diamanti Designs will be showing Guatemalan jewelry and up-cycled textile crafts, personal and home accessories, and more.

Kathleen Manning and Friends will be showing handcrafted jewelry by Kathleen, me, Amber Lee and Bill Schulz.

 

Bead Society of Greater Washington

Saturday September 14, 2019 from 1-3 pm

Chevy Chase Community Center

5601 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington, DC 20015

 

I'll be taking you on a virtual shopping trip to the Maya Highlands in Guatemala where I shop for fabulous bead-work and textiles several times a year. I'll also be bringing samples of the beautiful work of the Maya artists I work with.

 

Silver Spring Arts and Crafts Fall Fair

Sunday October 20, 2019

Veterans' Plaza, Silver Spring, MD

Diamanti Designs will be showing Guatemalan jewelry and up-cycled textile crafts, personal and home accessories and more.

Kathleen Manning and Friends will be showing handcrafted jewelry by Kathleen, me, Amber Lee and Bill Schulz.

 

Silver Spring Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair

Sunday December 8, 2019

Veterans' Plaza, Silver Spring, MD

 

Diamanti Designs will be showing Guatemalan jewelry and up-cycled textile crafts, personal and home accessories and more.

Kathleen Manning and Friends will be showing handcrafted jewelry by Kathleen, me, Amber Lee and Bill Schulz.

 

Traveler's Market in Santa Fe

Ongoing through 2019

Inside the DeVargas Center

542 North Guadalupe Street

Santa Fe, NM 87501

505-989-7667

 

Find beaded jewelry, ornaments, and keychains along with up- cycled textile crafts made by Maya artists I work with in Guatemala in my Diamanti Designs booth.

I also have a showcase of my own jewelry made with African and Asian ethnographic beads, gemstones, metals, and organic materials. See examples in the Slide Show on this site.

 

New Website!

DiamantiDesigns.com

Wholesale website for my Guatemalan Jewelry & Crafts

 

Classes

 

Getting Started in the Bead Biz - Session 1 with Penelope Diamanti

Not dates scheduled at this time.

If you'd like me to teach it for your group, please contact [email protected]

  

Get expert advice on defining and distinguishing your work from the crowd. Identify and explore ways to reach your target markets. Learn about choosing, registering, and protecting your business name, and complying with state and federal licensing and tax regulations. Get tips on time and space management and more. This class will help you started on the road to owning your own successful jewelry business. Bring your questions, samples, and ideas - this class will be all about you, the participants.

 

Making Money in the Bead Biz - Session 2 with Penelope Diamanti

No sessions currently scheduled.

If you are interested in hosting this class to your group, please contact [email protected]

 

Now that you've got the basics, we’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of all kinds of ways to sell your work. From home or office parties, to shows and fairs, consignment, retail, wholesale, trade shows, catalogs, the internet and more, we’ll discuss them all. Discover which channels best meet your needs and personality, and get helpful tips to ensure your success. Learn the basics of retail terminology, the most effective methods for approaching buyers, and developing your marketing materials. Bring your experience, questions, ideas and samples of your work to share with the group.

 

Prerequisite: Getting Started in the Bead Biz - Session 1 or equivalent experience will be helpful, but is not absolutely necessary.

 

Taking Business to the Next Level - Session 3 with Penelope Diamanti

No sessions currently scheduled.

If you are interested in having me teach this class for your groups, please contact [email protected]

 

This is your chance to go deeper. Find out how to analyze your profitability and what to do about it if you're not meeting your goals. Discover low cost ways to build your customer base and grow your brand. Professionalize your marketing materials. Get help if needed to refine your target market aka fan base, organize your collections/lines and fine-tune your pricing structure. Bring your questions or challenges to share, samples of your work and your business cards and marketing materials, etc. for personalized constructive feedback.

 

Color Theory for Beaders with Penelope Diamanti

No sessions currently scheduled.

If you are interested in having me bring this class to your group, please contact [email protected]

 

In this completely unique 3-hour workshop, described as "A very educational play date for artists." You'll get to work with a five-foot diameter color wheel made entirely of strands of beads. We'll learn the language of color theory, how to use a dynamic color wheel, and then have fun pulling increasingly complex palettes from the wheel. We'll analyze them, trouble-shoot them, and "push" them to make them even more exciting. You'll leave with skills and confidence to greatly expand your use of color in innovative and harmonious ways.

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