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! 

Revamping a Design

I sat down the other day to work on some cat pieces and realized the design could use some improvement.   Original cat design I pulled a photo of my cat Elliot and got to work.…
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June Themed Challenge Reveal: Insects

Welcome!  It's time to reveal what we created for the June Themed Challenge!  The theme I selected for this month was insects!  Participants were tasked with creating something inspired by insects.  They could use any medium of their choice. [caption…
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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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