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

WIRE WRAPPING - for Beginners

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.” 

  • 6 Week Session – 10 seats per class
  • Monday, 9am-12pm

WIRE WRAPPING - Advanced

Progress from the basics to create unique wire wrapped jewelry with tools,  wire, stone, cabochon, design & more. 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.” 

  • 4 Week Session – 10 seats per class
  • Monday, 1pm-4pm

KUMIHIMO JEWELRY - 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. 

  • 4 Week Session – 10 seats per class
  • Thursdays, 9am - 12pm