As Featured in Creative knitting magazine, July 2008
Multi-media artist Maria Del Pinto has been featured in a number of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads advertisements. One of her most recent pieces is a knitted top embellished with glass lampwork beads showcased on the backcover of Make it Mine magazine.
Maria is a part-time jewelry designer and writer. She uses multi-media techniques in her jewelry designs and artwork, and has been showcased in art galleries and boutiques in her local Los Angeles area. Her work has also appeared in a variety of print media.
She has been a guest artist for several seasons on various cable television design shows such as DIY Network's Jewelry Making, HGTV's Carol Duvall, Uncommon Threads and various international shows. She has also designed knitting projects for DIY Network's Knitty Gritty show. Her artwork always features beadwork in a variety of forms--from wearable art to wall art.
Maria thanks Fire Mountain Gems and Beads for their fabulous catalogs and a wide selection of products. The catalogs have provided an abundance of inspiration with their great selection of gemstones, beads and jewelry-making supplies.
To view more of Maria's work, visit her website at www.delpinto.com.