Diane Miller lives in southeastern Wisconsin with her husband and has been creating handmade jewelry since 1999. Her love of artisan jewelry started when a friend “dragged” her to a Chicago bead show where she admired the beautiful work of another talented jewelry artist. She had been searching for an avenue to express her own creativity and jewelry seemed the perfect fit. She took some simple beading classes and was hooked immediately. While attending art shows to sell her own jewelry designs, other chain maille artists continually inquired as to when Diane would begin selling her handcrafted jump rings and unique kits, thus Midwest Maille was born!
Since that time Diane has expanded her knowledge of jewelry making techniques and now focuses mainly on the intricate work of handcrafting different sized jump rings and designing unique hand-woven chain maille jewelry. She is one of six feature Chain Maille jewelry artists in the book “Linked”, released May 2014 and her work has also been featured numerous times in WireWork Magazine.
When Diane is not teaching jewelry classes or selling her finished jewelry at art fairs throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, she enjoys taking long walks and bike rides, visiting with family and friends and traveling to warm tropical locations.