Instructors


Diane Cook
Jewelry Designer
Mixed Media Jewelry Artist
Diane has created art since she was 6 years old, but it wasn’t until she attended her first art retreat in Hampton, Virginia, did the artistic life she yearned for suddenly begin.  That’s when she discovered dreams really do come true….as now, she is living it!
Her love for using vintage jewelry, especially vintage rhinestones in her designs, has become an ever constant source of inspiration.  When not teaching and designing jewelry, her love for photography and mixed-media art, constantly keep her preoccupied.
Diane has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Artful Blogging, Somerset Memories, Jewelry Affaire, Marie, Jewelry the zine, and in the book called Bead Soup by Lori Anderson.  She was honored to be a Guest Curator for Crescendoh.com, sharing her story of how Art Saves, in May, 2010.
Retiring from a financial career at the end of 2010, Diane is now making art full time, designing jewelry and sharing her love for teaching. She is a core instructor for Vivi Magoo Presents, which offers jewelry/mixed-media art retreats in Round Top, Texas, Coronado, California and Tucson, Arizona. She also teaches locally as well as nationally, having taught at Adorn Me! in Houston, Texas, Gilding the Lily in Fullerton, California, Art Unraveled in Phoenix, Arizona, and at ArtBLISS in the Washington DC area.  
Follow her blog at www.rosajosies.com
Contact her at rosajosies@yahoo.com

Deryn Mentock
Jewelry Designer
Instructor
Deryn Mentock has been creating art all her life with a special passion for jewelry design.  She enjoys traveling to teach nationally and online at her “Jewelry Works” site.  She’s passionate about offering her students instruction in technique as well as design and a peek into her creative process. Her design work includes past work for Michaels stores and for Susan Lenart Kazmer. Her jewelry and artwork has been featured in numerous books and publications.
Contact her at mocknet@sbcglobal.net
Follow her blog at http://somethingsublime.typepad.com