Diane Whiting Designs

The business meeting included a reminder about the 'Leap Year' Challenge and the need for members to run for the five open positions: President-elect, Vice-president Membership, Vice-president Programs, Secretary and Community Outreach Chair. If you are interested in any of those positions or would like to help on the nominations committee. Let Katy Hess know.

"A proposal and a pink slip" was how bead artist Diane Whiting opened her presentation at the June meeting describing her introduction to the beading world. Her first efforts were primitive but she continued on her quest and in 2009 became one of the first 24 'Create Your Style' Ambassadors for Swarovski Crystals this was after winning first place in the 'Create Your Style' design contest in 2006. She attempted to teach at the Bead and Button Show three times and has now participated six years. She has also fulfilled a life-long wish by writing her first book Convertible Crystal Jewelry and hopes to finish a book on filigree soon.

Diane closed her presentation by sharing examples of convertible jewelry from her book and encouraged members to come up and play. 

There was plenty to admire before and after the meeting:
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