Dianne has been creating jewellery since childhood – buying her first bag of beads at a local street fair when she was 7-years old. For this self-taught designer, working with her hands has always brought her a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. In 2009, Dianne studied gemmology, earning her professional certification from the Canadian Gemmological Association in Toronto. She continued her studies by completing the world-renowned program in jewellery appraising from the California Institute of Jewelry Training in 2010. Dianne’s Twisted collection became the center of her universe in 2013, after perfecting the imperfections of the technique. This collection of carefree, elegant designs became an instant hit with customers right across Canada, the United States, and beyond. The pieces are made using sterling silver and 14k gold fill. Every item is handmade in the beautiful Ottawa Valley at Dianne’s home studio – a bright and cozy place, where Dianne’s daughter’s like to visit, play, and help.