About Me


 I am a mixed-media jewelry artist who loves all things vintage.  I have so much to be thankful for, and know that grace has taken me to places I could once only imagine.  
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I have created art since I was 6 years old, but it wasn’t until I attended my first art retreat in Hampton, Virginia, in 2008, did the artistic life I yearned for suddenly begin.  That’s when I discovered dreams really do come true…as now, I am living it!
My love for using vintage jewelry, especially vintage rhinestones in my designs, has become an ever constant source of inspiration.  When not teaching and designing jewelry, my love for photography and mixed-media art, constantly keep me preoccupied.
I have been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Artful Blogging,  Somerset Memories, Jewelry Affaire, Marie, and Jewelry the zine.  I was honored to be a Guest Curator for Crescendoh.com, sharing my story of how Art Saves, in May, 2010.
Retiring from a financial career at the end of 2010, I am now making art full time, designing jewelry and sharing my love for teaching.  I teach locally and nationally, having taught at Adorn Me, Gilding the Lily in Fullerton, California, Art Unraveled in Phoenix, Arizona, and ArtBLISS in the Washington DC area.

Contact me at:
rosajosies@yahoo.com
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May I never forget to...
"window to my heart" 
And...

 ~diane