My Story

Diana Ferguson

"Jewelry is part of a joyful life lived with curiosity and a sense of adventure!"

Welcome to Diana Ferguson Jewelry, home of Petals to the Metal™. We offer light as air statement jewelry for stylish women who want to be noticed. We don’t do the same old traditions. We do adventurous, colorful, unforgettable. We recently sold our 2,000th pair of earrings. Which awes us. What we love even more is being part of so many fabulous stories. If you’re looking for jewelry that makes a statement but doesn’t weigh you down, you've come to the right place. We want to make fabulous your new normal


 

 

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Diana credits her "creative gene" to her birth mom, a fiber artist who owned a boutique on the island of Mykonos, Greece. Growing up with her family in the west suburbs of Chicago, she remembers being the 'different one.' "I  felt I was meant to do something creative but I didn't grow up doing anything especially artistic. I just always loved fashion, music, and pop culture." With a BA in Art and after years in business, she fulfilled her destiny as a full-time jewelry artist in 2008.

ABOUT THE WORK

Inspired by the belief that your individuality is meant to be worn—boldly and proudly—for the world to see, Diana Ferguson creates jewelry that is full of color, energy, and life. Equal parts art and fashion, comfort, and statement, each piece is an expression of Diana's innovative artistry and penchant for the non-traditional. 

The signature Petals to the Metal collection is thematic and pattern-centric. Combining digital art and collage, it incorporates decorative designs, iconic art, and pop culture imagery in fun and feminine shapes like flower petals and circular clusters. It's created entirely in-studio in Phoenix, Arizona.

Diana creates her pieces using a 13-step collage process that she has developed throughout many years of experimentation. Hand-patterned, cut and shaped paper petals are laid over equivalent shapes of anodized aluminum and assembled to create lightweight, in the round earrings and necklaces that glisten like enamel. All pieces are glazed to be waterproof and UV protected. The results are spectacular artisanal earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that are surprisingly lightweight. Their distinctive shapes and saturated color are meant to fuse everyday comfort with fresh, whimsical statements.

Perfect for making fabulous your new normal.

AS SEEN ON & IN:  

The Silver Stylist (style blogger Lisa Hale) 
So What to Twenty (style blogger Glenda Harrison)
All Things Paper (art blogger Ann Martin)
Fashion Should Be Fun (style blogger Dawn Lucy)
A Well Styled Life (style blogger Jennifer Connolly)
StyleCeleb.com
Art Jewelry Magazine
Wirework Magazine 
Showcase 1000 Beads (Lark Books)
500 Art Necklaces (Lark Books) 

CELEBRITY GIFTINGS 
GBK's Luxury Celebrity Gift Lounge for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards 
GBK's Luxury Celebrity Gift Lounge for the 2015 Golden Globes 
Eric Clapton's 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival 

SELECT JURIED ART FESTIVALS
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
Main Street Fort Worth Art Festival, Fort Worth, Texas
Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, Carefree, Arizona
Chicago Botanic Garden Fine Art Festival, Glencoe, Illinois
Art Fair on the Square, Madison, Wisconsin
Cottonwood Art Festival, Richardson, Texas
Beaver Creek Art Festival, Beaver Creek, Colorado
Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park, Illinois

PAST & PRESENT GALLERIES
New Morning Gallery, Asheville, NC
Heartwood Gallery, Saluda, NC
Smitten, Highlands, NC
ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL 
Brio Gallery, Galena, IL 
Raku Gallery, Jerome, AZ 

MEMBERSHIPS
Arizona Costume Institute
Sonoran Arts League, Juried Member
The Artisan Group 

EDUCATION
Northern Illinois University, B.A. in Art, with emphasis in Art History
  
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