Early in 2014 Dianne was approached by Northumberland Tourism and asked if she would be interested in designing a range of products based on a Dark Skies theme. A large area of the county had recently been awarded a Gold Star Dark Sky status by the International Dark Skies Association, and to encourage the preservation of our magical star filled night skies and to promote the area to stargazing tourists, the artist has designed this range of jewellery using stunning images of space.
Dark Skies Jewellery at the Blue Dot Festival at Jodrell Bank.
Dianne with her head in the Small
Magellanic Cloud Galaxy!
Using some of the most iconic images from the NASA archives, they are miniaturised at high resoloution and printed using fine paper and archival inks. They are set behind crystal clear glass cabochons which have a slight magnifying effect and are then fixed into a nickel free silver plated base. Each piece of jewellery show Nebulas, Star Clusters, Planets or Galaxies, details of which are described on a small photographic gift card or on the reverse of a greetings card. NASA web details are included to encourage people to take a look for themselves; the intention being to inspire and to give people a glimpse into the wonders of the Universe.
If you are interested in any of these delightful and unique products please use the shopping basket and make your selection. If you need to contact Dianne for any reason then please use the contact form, or phone 01830 540346.
Orders normally take about 2-3 days to make and will be sent 1st Class Royal Mail.
Dianne Fox is one of the resident designer/makers at Kirkharle Courtyard in Northumberland, where you can usually see her hard at work and see her full range of original artworks. Please visit www.paperartworks.co.uk to see more.
Normal opening times are November - April 11am - 4pm, April - October 10. 30 am - 5pm
If it is a Bank Holiday then we will open on the Monday but closed Tuesday.
If however you are coming to see us specifically then it is advisable to contact first as there may be other times when we need to close.
The IDA is the recognised authority on light pollution and an IDA Dark Sky Park is an area of land that is recognised as having an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural heritage, and public enjoyment.