Thursday, May 5, 2011


by Lunaessence
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It has been quite some time since I've had the chance to bring "Featured Etsy Shops" here on DZFANTASY for everyone to enjoy. 

I'm happy to have Diana and her Etsy shop Lunaessence as one of my first "features" that I've done in a long time.  I think it is always fun and interesting to learn how each artist got started in their creating ventures.  Diana designs and creates beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry.  I've added a few photos here in her feature, but to see the wide range of her designs, be sure to visit her Etsy shop, Lunaessence.

After reading Diana's interview below, be sure to visit her links that will give you even more insight into her creativity.

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

Wow, I could write a book to answer that question lol. What woman doesn't love jewelry? My grandmother had passed and she left me an gorgeous crystal necklace and bracelet set from 1932. So I started to do research on the pieces to date them. While doing so I fell in love with gemstones , crystals and pearls and wanted to try my hand at it. Well it is an addicting hobby as many would tell you. I just cannot seem to stop !! LOL

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work ?

I want my pieces to have long lasting value . To be treasured by the people that wear them. So gemstones , crystals and pearls was a natural medium for me to work with.

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What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

Oh boy all of it , but since I have to choose one , I love working the sterling silver wire into many different forms. I am mostly self taught, never taking any classes so I am very proud of what I have accomplished.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

Great question! lol! Cherries , they are sweet , small , rich in color and you cannot eat just one.

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

Well I already have , I designed and created my own bags (sacks) handbags. These are made with reclaimed upholstery fabrics that were headed to the dumpster. Stop I say, let me create something out of them .

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

Freedom with no limits.

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What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

Follow your instinct and carry on.

Diana, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, ideas, and wonderful creations with all of us.

Be sure to visit Diana's links below to see more of her work!