Deborah is an artist located in Melbourne Beach, Florida, specializing in jewelry making and design. Her unique pieces are created using a variety of techniques including: lapidary, wire wrapping, silversmith, chain maille, inlay, and filigree.
Deborah grew up in a rural town in New Jersey (Sparta), where she attended high school and college. She is the second of four children. Upon graduation from college she relocated to Cocoa Beach and entered into the corporate world while still retaining her true love and passion for jewelry designing and making. She entered into the nuclear energy field where she worked in various supervisory roles for 25 years before retiring in 2005 and moving to the Melbourne Beach area. Upon her retirement in 2005, Deborah was able to focus on her passion, making and designing jewelry. Deborah is a member of the Canaveral Mineral and Gem Society, and The American Gem Trade Association. Deborah is a student at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Georgia where she studies and attends sessions several times a year.
Deborah displays her work at Fine Art and Craft Festivals throughout Florida. She is surrounded mainly by men as she has a husband, three boys, one grandson and finally, a granddaughter! Her other interests include auto racing and archery. She was a successful competitive archer until injuries required her to give up competitive shooting in 1998.