Dianne Brooks - Fine Artist

Dianne Brooks

Punta Gorda, FL - United States

 
 
 

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Dianne Brooks

Punta Gorda, FL - United States

Dianne Brooks - Fine Artist

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About Dianne Brooks

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After 30 years in corporate information technology, I re-discovered my artistic energy. In 1999, a friend invited me to visit a silver jewelry class. That did it-- I was hooked! Since then I have made over 1,000 unique pieces, many of which are now in private collections across the U.S. Many have earned ribbons in juried shows over the last 10 years at both the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, Florida and at the Florida Society of Goldsmiths.

I love to design with the power of color and patterns by cutting many of my own natural stones and fusing my own glass, as well as through enamels (powdered glass fused on metal), intarsia (geometrically assembled stones) and its sister, inlay, polymer clay, Kumihimo (Japanese braiding), beads, and colored wire. A focal stone provides the inspiration for my gold, silver and copper jewelry designs. Call me a 'Swirly girl' -- I love flowing lines, curls and swirls. Usually an interesting stone will “tell me what it wants to be” and guides the design. I love working the metals – sawing, hammering, soldering, polishing, coloring, coiling – to give the stone center stage. I also love the organic experience of tooling leather. Each piece is one of my “children” and I give each one a name. I hope you love my “children” too. My work is for sale in Florida galleries or you can contact me directly. I would love to create a custom piece just for you.

Classes offered at: Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, Florida; William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Young Harris, Georgia
Continuing Education: Florida Society of Goldsmiths, Willaim Holland School of Lapidary Arts, Visual Arts Center
Memberships: Arts and Humanities Council,Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda.

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There are terms unique to some of the jewelry processes I use. Here I try to define those terms, describe the process and explain some of the lore behind the process as well as my special attraction to the process.

Dianne Brooks - Inlay

Inlay

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Dianne Brooks - Rutilated Quartz

Rutilated Quartz

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Dianne Brooks - Wire Wrap

Wire Wrap

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Dianne Brooks - Cold Connections

Cold Connections

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Dianne Brooks - Tooled leather

Tooled leather

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Dianne Brooks - bezel

bezel

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Dianne Brooks - dendrite dendritic

dendrite dendritic

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Dianne Brooks - intarsia

intarsia

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Dianne Brooks - Cloisonne

Cloisonne

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Dianne Brooks - Champleve

Champleve

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Dianne Brooks - Viking Knit

Viking Knit

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Dianne Brooks - Cabochons

Cabochons

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Dianne Brooks - Chain Maille

Chain Maille

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Dianne Brooks - Dichroic Glass

Dichroic Glass

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Dianne Brooks - Drusy

Drusy

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Dianne Brooks - Fold-Forming

Fold-Forming

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Dianne Brooks - Jewelry Jargon

Jewelry Jargon

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Dianne Brooks - Kumihimo

Kumihimo

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Dianne Brooks - Marriage of Metals

Marriage of Metals

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Dianne Brooks - Plique a Jour

Plique a Jour

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Dianne Brooks - 0800 Rice Gem

0800 Rice Gem

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