It’s that time of year again! We will be featuring our Saturday Farmers Market Vendors on our blog regularly throughout the season. The market starts this Saturday 6/20 at 10am. First up for our vendor profiles is RainboWire Jewelry!
This is local long-time artist Diane Schoenstein’s first time participating in the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market with her colorful, creative, one-of-a-kind copper wire jewelry accessories. Her pieces include distinctive necklace sets, many varieties of earrings, and whimsical figure pins.
Since childhood, Diane has wanted to be an artist, which led her to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts while she developed her love for the elements of design. She began creating colored copper wire jewelry in the early 2000s and formed RainboWire Jewelry in 2004. Her work has been exhibited at craft shows, retail shops and galleries over the last several years.
She said, “RainboWire Jewelry is my inventive outlet which I deeply enjoy sharing with others who appreciate my endeavors! I’m very excited about meeting new people at the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market and sharing what I have to offer with others in Bend.”
RainboWire’s necklace line features unique, stunning Wire Crochet sets, plus Designer and Western styles – including Oregon necklaces highlighted with a hand-knapped Mahogany Obsidian “arrowhead” from Glass Butte near Bend. Diane also creates eight types of earrings and whimsical wire figure pins (expressed in single figures to quad), which make excellent gifts and generate smiles wherever they go.
Diane designs everything in a smoke-free, pet-free environment utilizing nickel-free, tarnish-resistant copper wire in an array of colors and bead assortments with all ear wires either Sterling Silver or Gold-filled. She says, “Gifting or adorning yourself is easy and exciting…..whether casual or formal because I blend love and ingenuity into my pieces so you can feel distinctive wearing them or giving them as gifts to the special people in your life!”