Diana Reinhard - Jewelry

Diana, a retired science teacher, has turned her knowledge of stones and her love of teaching into jewelry making. Her interest in art began 25+ years ago as she developed a high school course in horticulture integrated with art and science. Working with artists in the Baltimore area, she learned to create “wearable art” using paper or cloth. Upon retiring, Diana moved to Port Charlotte and created wearable art as fundraisers for clubs and organizations. Diana has utilized her teaching skills to instruct others in the techniques of creating paper, cloth and wire wrapped jewelry.

Find Classes with Diana Reinhard


Learn the basics of jewelry wire wrapping.  Topics include tools, all about wire, what is the difference between a stone and a cabochon, measuring, creating a design, where to shop for supplies, helpful hints, and the ever popular “what to do when things go wrong.” Supply list available online. Basic wire wrap kit available for purchase ($25) at first class from instructor. 

6 Week Session – 15 Spaces           4 Week Session – 10 Spaces 

Monday, 9am-12pmBeginners      Monday, 1pm-4pm: Advanced 

KUMIHIMO – All Levels 

Japanese for “gathered threads”, Kumihimo is the Japanese form of braid-making.  Cords and ribbons are made by interlacing strands. Learn new techniques each week. Previous wire wrapping knowledge is helpful. Supply list available at registration. Basic kit available for purchase ($25) from instructor. 

4 Week Session – 10 Spaces 

Advanced: Monday, 1pm-4pm