I refer to my jewelry as comfortably contemporary with a retro feel. I want the woman who wears my jewelry to get noticed when she walks into a room: bold yet feminine. My techniques are not limited to one discipline of metalsmithing. Rather than design based on techniques, my designs utilize the technique that will fully enhance the design aspects of the piece. My favorite metals technique is forging. Often it is incorporated in the fabrication of my designs. Inspired by nature, I try and capture the fun and whimsy found in nature while bringing an underlying sophistication. My goal as a designer is to create forms that produce an energy and excitement for the wearer.
Deborah Marie lives and works in the small town of Saint Johns, MI. As well as an award winning artist and author, she teaches locally in her community. Her love of teaching matches her love of jewelry designing and fabricating. Each piece is hand fabricated in her Michigan studio from silver and gold with touches of gems, pearls, and organic materials. The results are innovative styles, cuts, and color capturing the energy of the design.