Friday, October 29, 2010

Open House

My annual Open House is almost upon us. In just three short weeks I will open my studio to the public for just a few days. There will be a sale of epic proportions of some designs I just have to move out to make room for more stuff - we're talking 25-50% off!! This is the first time I have put things on sale by this much so bring your friends!
More information is on my facebook page - become a fan and find out about special sales and discounts for fans only -

Friday November 19th 4-8 pm
Saturday and Sunday November 20-21 noon to 5PM
Can't make it those days - Just call to make an appointment 717-371-3726
Address: 59 Ridge View Drive, Leola, call for directions if you need them. I'm in the Forest Hills Development just off rte 23, the studio is in the back of the house - white addition.

Refreshments will be served all three days, with treats baked by me! New this year - bring your jewelry to be cleaned while you wait - no opals or pearls - those need special care and can be ruined by the tumbler!
Hope to see you all here!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Friday Posting

I finally got a few new things posted to my account. Whew! And I have designed my invitation for my open house! I have big plans for my open house. I'm going to have a big sale going on. Hoping to clear out some old designs to make room for some new designs. If you have ideas on getting some custom made work for Christmas order soon to make sure it will be done in time. I'm wide open right now but it's just because I finished up one project and there are technical difficulties standing in the way of the next. Have a great weekend everyone! The weather here in Lancaster is supposed to be just gorgeous. I leave you with a rainbow from the other day.

Friday, October 01, 2010

New pins and some new Pendants

Hard at work in the studio, i have some new collage pins and pendants to show for it. Many of the pendants sold already at Landis Woods but I can always make something "like" it for you. My jewelry is becoming more about the customer, let me know what you want your jewelry to say.

Elves and Fairies Pin

By the Sea Pin Art/Life Pendant - Copper and Brass

Coral Pendant - Copper with Swarovski Starfish

Life/Art Pendant - Copper, Brass and Stainless Steel

Friday, September 17, 2010

Landis Woods Art Show

Next Saturday, September 25th I will be exhibiting at the Landis Woods Art Show in Neffsville off rte 501 between Lancaster and Lititz PA. This is a beautiful little show tucked into the woods featuring some of the best artists in the area. Show times are 9am till 5pm. Come out and bring a friend. There is a drawing to win one of 6 gift certificates of $75 to spend at the show. There will be food available as well as tours of the Boettcher house. You can find me in booth number 3 with some of my new copper, brass and silver charms as well as unique beaded jewelry. I look forward to this show every year as it is in such beautiful surroundings I draw inspiration from both the setting and the artists. Readers of my blog get a special discount - code word this show is FERRETS. This code word will get you a 20% discount off any in stock item. Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Announcing New Jewelry Line

Time Machine Jewelry by Dianne Miller
A moment in time, immortalized in jewelry . . .
Custom Necklace, Earrings or Bracelets
You choose your chain, you choose your metals, you choose your words
Start with a saying, a picture, a word or a stone, maybe a memento from some far away place or a loved one, then incorporate it into a piece of jewelry you can wear every day to keep you close. Keep a little piece of heaven close to your heart. To be unveiled Saturday at Heart of Lancaster Craft Show. Think about it - What Are YOU Saying?

Code Word Sale - Heart of Lancaster Craft Show

Good Saturday and Sunday at the Heart Of Lancaster Craft Show only. Code word is "CHARMING." Easier than a coupon and you won't forget it!! Code is good for 20% off one item in stock at the show. I am in Booth 5 which is located close to the restrooms. Have a wonderful time at the show!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Heart of Lancaster Craft Show

Next weekend September 4th and 5th from 10am until 4pm I will be at Roots at the Heart of Lancaster County Craft Show. Look for it on Facebook (Click on Title of this post), sign up to attend and receive an exclusive coupon for 20% off any one item in stock at the show.

I have been super busy creating new jewelry based on my love of Frida Kahlo, Day of the Dead inspired, metal stamping, and combining ceramics, metal and weird stuff! I am quite happy with the results. You can see a preview below.

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Pictures

Okay, time to get back to work. I have a show at the beginning of September and need to get back in gear. Here's the ad my daughter put together for me for the Heart of Lancaster County show at Roots, September 4-5. She is monstrously talented, if I had known how quickly she could do this, I would have paid her less.

Not really, she was worth every penny! Featured in the ad is one of my family "Trees." This one is in sterling silver but they can be made in sterling, gold fill, copper or many color coated copper colors. They can signify family members, colors you like or colors that inspire you. Check out color theory to find meanings of colors - green for money and growth and health etc. There are many websites available, just google Color theory! and have fun designing your own Tree!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Flyers and Frida

I have been working on some new jewelry, Flyers and Frida inspired. Had to buy some components for the Frida jewelry so that is lagging but here is a picture of the Flyers Earrings.

They are flying out fast because I can only make a few pair - ran out of orange 20 gauge wire - who woulda thought?? So I have about 4 more pair up for grabs. E-mail me at They are 20$ a pair, 25$ if you need them shipped. I'm in Holland PA - Bucks County Friday night and Saturday. I will be in Lancaster otherwise for pickup. Choice of sterling or Niobium ear wires -


Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Lone Beader®: Celebrating 4 Years of Blogging & 1000 Posts!

The Lone Beader®: Celebrating 4 Years of Blogging & 1000 Posts!
Check out this free book giveaway!! Laura McCabe is one of the finest beading artists in the country and her instructions are clear, precise and innovative. Yes, I'm entered to win, but sharing the love is what blogging is all about. Besides, the Lone Beader does some pretty fantastic work as well!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Chai time!

I am reinstating Chai time. I have been far to busy the past few weeks for my liking. No time for jewelry! So this morning, what am I doing? Getting organized from last year for taxes. Every year I promise not to do this to myself, and every year it happens again. I am just not the one to take care of details like my receipts so I drive myself crazy every March. The thing is, I procrastinate like crazy, but in reality, it only takes about two hours to get everything added up once i have it all in one place. You would think I could figure out how to do it in just few minutes a day or week and have it all done come January!

This year I am also on the Conestoga Valley Post Prom Committee and have been busy designing things for that. I can not be any more specific under penalty of death. Stay tuned also for my next entry into Bead the Muse - almost wrote Bed the Muse - that would be something very different, especially for those of you who know who my muses are . . . I'll just post a pic or two and you can go from there . . .

Okay, they may not be jewelry muses, but they inspire me. Enjoy the eye candy!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Color Palette for Spring

New pantone color palette is out - what is that you ask?? Well, it tells us what colors will be in and out this spring. I use it as a jumping off point for new jewelry, I look at it, then I jump off and do whatever I feel like. But, in case you are curious, here's what Jesse James Beads has to say!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

At this rate I'll never get my new jewelry posted, life just keeps getting in the way! I have 3 projects just sitting on my bench that need to be fixed - not my work, but someone elses that didn't go well. Quality findings, people, quality findings. And stringing materials gone wrong! And tiny wrists not taken into consideration! That's why you need someone like me to custom make your jewelry with quality findings, the right stringing material for the right job, the right tension and the right size! After this I hope to be able to get back to wire and beads baby, my creativity is burning a hole in my brain. On another note, went to see New Moon last night, the second movie in the Twilight Trilogy. Can you tell me why someone would pick skinny, pasty, sparkly oversensitive Edward over buff, bronze and downright sexy Jacob? Just my opinion here. Besides the fact that one can control their anger better than an innate thirst for blood I think. Damn that boy was hot! And I think they should have left his hair long, though I like it short too. That guy is gonna grow up to be one of my muses I think, he's a little young yet but in a few years will join the ranks of Kevin Smith (Aries from Xena), Hugh Jackman, Keanu Reeves (okay, so he's skinny, pasty and white, too) and Kevin Bacon.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Copper Wire Magazine

Just a quick note to promote an online magazine devoted to those of us who love copper the way others do gold and silver - I love silver too, but copper is my fickle boytoy!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Time to get busy

Okay, time to get back to work and get busy. I have new photos of jewelry to post and will get up on my site. I have plenty of materials to make new stuff and of course lots of projects started. I also have some commissions coming up, a wedding and some other pieces I have been asked to do. It's a slow start to the year, my office is still in disarray since the holidays, was hoping to clean it up some today but was totally unmotivated. How's this for a dillemna? - want to work on new jewelry but workbench is a mess, but unmotivated to clean it up. Time to start the flylady timer and do 15 minutes at a time, I can do that, right? Oh, and wanted to add the complete Use the Muse contest entry, I didn't win, or even place, but I stretched my imagination and love this design!!