About the artist

  My background is in graphic design and illustration. I started my line of retro vintage-look jewelry in 1989 under the Diane H. Designs name. My work has appeared in galleries, at fine art shows, in a nationally distributed San Francisco based mail order catalog, in Von Maur Dept. Stores, at trunk shows for Nordstrom’s Dept. Store, and in articles for Bead & Button and Haute Handbag magazine. I have been making jewelry since the 1970’s, beading since 1994, and teaching classes since 2002.


   I started Designer’s Findings in 1999 as a sideline to my Diane H. Designs line of  vintage-look jewelry - a direct result from inquires by other jewelry artists at the shows I participated in. They were interested in purchasing some of the unusual and hard to find components I was using in my work. Realizing there might be many others who would be interested also, I started Designer’s Findings. I always love to see what my customers have created with the components they purchase from me.


   My personal journey at the moment is to take my beadwork in interesting directions with a touch of fantasy, mystery, and humor.                                



Thank you for visiting my site.

Diane

Felted

‘House Mouse’

by my daughter

London Delicath

2001

3rd Place - Bead Dreams, Finished Jewelry

Title; The Beads Become Her

(Available as a kit in 4 colors)

2003

Finalist - Bead Dreams, Finished Jewelry

Title; Pink Cascade

2004

Finalist - Bead Dreams, Non Wearables

Title; “Hey, who’s been in my chocolates?”

2005

Finalist - Bead Dreams, Finished Jewelry

Title; Looking For Alice in Wonderland

2006

Runner-Up, Best in Show & First Place in category,

Bead Dreams, Finished Jewelry

Title; Into the Blue

2007

2nd Place, Bead Dreams, Finished Jewelry

Title; Opulent Spring

Awards & Competitions

2008

1st Place, Bead Dreams, Crystal Jewelry

Title; Libra and Her Sparrow

2007

Finalist, The Beaded Bag

Title; She Waits

2007

Finalist, Bead Dreams, Non Wearables (purse)

Title; Scent of a Rose

‘The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone - that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.’ ~ Nikola Tesla

2009

1st Place, Bead Dreams, Crystal Jewelry

Title; Arabesque

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2010

1st Place, Bead Dreams, Crystal Jewelry

Title; Tangled Up In Time

2011

Finalist, Bead Dreams, Beaded Object or Accessory

Title; The Gatekeeper

2012

Finalist, Bead Dreams, Beaded Object or Accessory

Title; Ladybird

2012

Second Place, Bead Dreams, Crystal Jewelry

Title; Dark Garden

Diane Hyde

2013

Third Place, Bead Dreams, Crystal Jewelry

Title; Tattered

2014

Finalist, Bead Dreams, Crystal Jewelry

Title; The Goddess Emerging

2015

Finalist, Bead Dreams, Crystal Jewelry

Title; Ethereal Bouquet

2015

Finalist, Beaded Object or Accedssory

Title; Glamour Girl (Handbag)

2016

Finalist, Bead Dreams, Seed Bead

Title; Cloud Empress