Diana Ptaszynski

Powered by the magic of all things containing sugar, Diana spends her day making beads out of porcelain and stoneware.  She also enjoys needle-felting, bead embroidery and metalsmithing. A Jersey girl at heart, Diana now resides in Rochester, NY with her husband and three cat children.  You can find Diana in her studio at Made On State, spreading the bead love at Let's Bead in East Rochester or all dressed up at a cosplay event! 

Inside the Monster Factory

Originally I had wanted to follow up on my prior post, Exploring Rochester: Neighborhood of the Arts. Unfortunately, the weather hasn't been cooperative lately for outdoor explorations.  It's either been blazing hot or raining.  Instead, I will take you inside…
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Exploring Rochester: Neighborhood of the Arts Part 1

Back in April, we explored a bit of the South Wedge neighborhood.  This month, I'm going to take you into the Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA).  There is a LOT here so I'm going to break it into a multi-part series.…
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Insects-June Themed Challenge

Today I have the pleasure of announcing our June theme challege!  The challenge is to create something (it could be beads, jewelry, art, etc...) inspired by the subject!  You may use any medium you'd like!  Since spring has sprung, I…
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How It’s Made: Porcelain Alpaca

I'm busy getting ready for the MADE ON STATE open house and a trunk show at Let's Bead.  One of the many new designs I'm bringing to these events are my ceramic alpaca pendants and figurines. Here's a peek at how…
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