The craft of diamond painting is taking the world by storm, and here at SewandSo, we can’t get enough of this glittering, addictive and relaxing pastime. But with countless hours being spent on this absorbing activity, it’s important to have some background music to set the tone…
Diamonds have fascinated artists of all types – from jewellers to sculptors, writers to painters, filmmakers to musicians. From Howard Hawkes’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to Damien Hirst’s diamond encrusted human skull, there are a million shining diamonds embedded into our collective culture.
In song in particular, diamonds are as much about the feelings that the stones inspire as they are about the stones themselves: beauty, perfection, endurance, something to be valued, coveted and protected.
Perhaps this is why so many crafters are getting hooked on diamond painting, a new craft that involves the application of faceted gems onto a printed canvas to create a stunning shimmery effect. The craft is so popular that it is tipped as the new adult colouring, because it’s quick and easy to do, requires no special skills, and is highly therapeutic for stress relief and mindfulness.