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 PenDiamanti@gmail.com

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 PenDiamanti@gmail.com


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 PenDiamanti@gmail.com

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 PenDiamanti@gmail.com

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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