Diamanti Designs - Jewelry with Art and Soul

Upcoming Events

Baltimore Bead Society Meeting
Tuesday March 12, 2019
Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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

Santa Fe Bead Show
March 15-17, 2019
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
201 West Marcy Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

I will be selling treasures from my African bead collection, as well as Maya beaded jewelry and textile crafts from the Guatemalan highlands. 
I'll be exhibiting with Kathleen Manning and Bill Schulz - from the DC Beadazzled store - as "KP Manning & Friends". Kathleen and Bill will be showing their jewelry.

Traveler's Market in Santa Fe
Ongoing through 2019
DeVargas Center
153 B Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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.

Starting mid-March 2019 I also be exhibiting 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!
Wholesale website for my Guatemalan Jewelry & Crafts 


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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