Diane Perry

Jewelry as Unique as You Are - I am self-taught jewelry artist and always looking to learn new techniques and work with unique materials. The materials I work most with are copper, sterling silver, semi-precious stones/pearls, and Swarovski crystals. Copper is a wonderful material to create with. I love the look and feel of copper. I started working in copper to develop skills to work in sterling silver, hoping to minimize the financial impact of any mistakes along the path to good techniques. But I found I thoroughly enjoy working with copper and the effects I can create. With heat patina and cold patinas the only limit is your imagination. Catcophony Wearable Art by Diane Perry grew from a desire to create jewelry with simple lines and timeless appeal. Catcophony, a play on cacophony, resulted from a love of cats and the inability to settle on only one technique for creating jewelry. My jewelry designs use both traditional and unconventional jewelry techniques to create wearable art. The use of a scrapbooking technique resulted in the 'Watercolor' earrings created for celebrities & media at the GBK Productions Oscars Gift Lounges and the embossed and patinaed jewelry gifted at the MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge. I am currently working on a copper electroplated organic line using native Georgia flora, an embossed and patinaed line, and metal clay guitar pick necklaces. I am a member of The Artisan Group, a juried group of artisans supporting the handcrafted arts and each other.