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Dimond Students Express Creativity through Jewelry

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Dimond Junior Alex Larson displays some of her earrings.

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Dimond High School has a large number of gifted students with a broad range of  abilities.

Three of these students craft stunning rings, necklaces and earrings which they sell to friends and family.

   A majority of their customers attend Dimond, from which they have generated a favorable amount of revenue as jewelers.

One of these jewelers, Alex Larson, a junior at Dimond, produces pieces of jewelry including a wide variety of rings, earrings, and necklaces.

Larson learned how to make jewelry in a short time, only just shy of last year.

Larson said, “ Last year during the fair I bought a ring and thought I could make it, so I started making rings, and I taught myself. And then eventually I went to making necklaces and earrings, and I’ve been doing it ever since.”

In that time, Larson received positive feedback on her craftsmanship.

“At first I didn’t even know if my jewelry would turn out great, but then people started to like it and wanted to buy it, so that’s when I started selling,” continued Larson.

Dimond Junior Alex Larson displays some of her earrings. She also made the necklace in the photo above.

As Larson widened her abilities to construct an extensive amount of jewelry as well as many variations and styles, she began selling to friends and family.

“I would sell to people at Dimond and other schools and friends; I would also sell to my mom’s friends and their friends,” said Larson

Her full range of jewelry is seen on her Instagram account where a significant amount is sold.

Within a year Larson’s business has been successful and she plans on branching out her business to other selling websites.

“I do plan on putting my jewelry on Etsy, hopefully soon in the next month or a little longer,” Larson said..

   Another gifted jeweler, Natalie Mack, a junior at Dimond, learned only two years ago how to construct and design the remarkable rings she sells today.

Mack said, “I learned how to make jewelry freshman year in Art by MaryKaye Denkewalter, a teacher at Dimond, I started making rings in class, and at first I absolutely hated it.”

Once Mack took a liking to the art of jewelry, she began making jewelry for friends and family though she had not always intended to do so.

photo provided by Natalie Mack
Dimond Junior Natalie Mack displays a variety of her necklaces.

“I didn’t have the intent to sell my rings until I had too many and all my friends wanted me to sell them,” Mack said.

With the encouragement of friends and family, she began selling rings, and a majority of them are sold to students at Dimond High.

“I started making rings because I wanted a meaningful present for my friends and they wanted me to share my talents with others,” Mack said.

Mack has earned in just short of two months a revenue of about $400 by selling rings and necklaces.

photo provided by Natalie Mack
Dimond Junior Natalie Mack creates rings and necklaces for friends and family.

She plans on selling solely to friends and family as opposed to websites like Etsy and Ebay.

“ I made an Instagram page @nataliemack.jewelry, but that’s the only online I’m going to do. I’d like to stick with friends and family mostly because I don’t know what to do at the post office.”

In a short time, Mack has produced a variety of gorgeous jewelry and hopes to continue her journey as a jeweler.

photo provided by Natalie Mack
Dimond Junior Natalie Mack focuses on rings and necklaces.

Our last talented jeweler, Amanda Murray, a junior at Dimond, creates beautiful pieces of jewelry which are mainly crafted necklaces.

Murray is a self-taught jeweler and learned with the help of her friends Abby Dodd and Alex Larson over the summer.

Murray said, “I just like to make it, and I don’t sell it all the time, just when friends and family want to buy it.”

Murray has made no plans to sell her jewelry online to big websites, she said.

“Whoever wants to buy it!”

These three girls have shared their incredible talent to the students of Dimond, including friends and family and hope to continue their newfound success throughout the school year.

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Dimond Students Express Creativity through Jewelry