I started this little online store when I joined every single one of my hobbies and created a website from scratch using digital pictures I travelled the world with to produce original diamond art (the first being Beauty of the Beast) while having copious amounts of coffee or a goblet sized glass of vino. Phew!
I’m a self confessed nerd who loves computers, board games, travelling, has a bit of a coffee obsession, is an animal super fan and likes to chill by diamond painting and having a wine!
I don’t have a lot of diamond paintings right now, but I’m working on it. The ugly truth behind the reason I don’t stock all those cool diamond paintings on the market is that artists have had their art stolen from them. I have been in contact with some of the artists through different social media avenues and asked if they had approved their art to be used in this way. They hadn’t, they were upset and the theft was disheartening for them. Due to limited funds and the scale of the theft they were unable to take legal action. Well that sucked.
So it was a no brainer for me to move away from stocking illegal merchandise and instead to “get my art on” and create my own diamond art. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel the world in my 20s, backpacking and experiencing different cultures is a true obsession for me. But a decade and a half later with two kids and a mortgage plus a world in chaos jumping on a plane has all but disappeared. I miss that care free boho adventuring lifestyle but I do get to revisit those photos I took during that time and share them with you after digitally altering them with the bold and bright colours you see here: https://diamondcraft.nz/product-category/diamond-paintings/.
Quality as well as originality is important to me, the materials do matter as much as the picture, soft canvases with poured glue and resin diamonds that sit flush with the canvas and sparkle like the stars, make the diamond painting experience that much more enjoyable and with a smattering of AB diamonds the painting soars to new heights.
Thank you to all my customers, you are my superstars and it’s true what they say I couldn’t do this without you.