Wednesday, June 8, 2011

JET Interview - Debbie of DG Designs Handmade Jewelry

Hi, my name is Debbie. I am the owner and creator of Etsy shop stoutdg2.etsy.com.

I started making jewelry after treatment for cancer and have never looked back. I took a two hour class at our local Michael’s store and the rest is history.

I started my handmade jewelry journey with gemstones and then found lampwork beads. I love to find fun, whimsical lampwork beads and create necklaces, bracelets, or earrings. I started on Etsy as a buyer of lampwork beads and then opened my shop to offer my jewelry for sale in 2008.

I mainly find my lampwork beads on Etsy and Ebay. I did get a chance to meet one of my favorite lampworkers, Marcy, of StudioMarcy on Etsy two years ago. Marcy makes the most wonderful lampwork seashells, of which I own quite a few. Here are two pieces of jewelry I created using Marcy’s beads:

A seashell:
And a starfish:

I’ve also recently started adding some gemstone jewelry:
Carribean Aqua Blue Chalcedony and Sterling Silver Wire wrapped Earrings:

 Mystic Hessonite nugget necklace:

I have always thought with the creative, right side of my brain. I have done oil painting, watercolors, and at one time, I even owned by own band saw that I was able to purchase from my profits in woodworking. My new passion is now hand sculpted pottery. I still have a few things on my bucket list to try: PMC clay, making my own lampwork glass beads, and stain glass lessons.

Here’s my first pottery creation:


 Thank you for reading and I hope you stop by my shop to see more of my one of a kind handmade jewelry creations

I find support and have a lot of fun with the Jewelry on Etsy (JET) Team. This group of folks are multi-talented and I have found a wonderful new group of friends.

14 comments :

Beadsme said...

A wonderful allrounder Jet!

Rough Magic Creations said...

Debbie, this is fabulous! I've always admired your gorgeous jewelry and am not a bit surprised that you are a truly multi-talented artist. Your pottery is spectacular too!!

Shazzabeth Creations said...

Gorgeous lampwork jewellery - and love the pottery!

Deb Jeffries said...

Very talented you are! Love the pottery too! Gorgeous!

Tracy said...

What a multi-talented artist! I love your gorgeous jewelry and can't wait to see more pottery!

Jill said...

Love your work! Such talent. Hope to see more pottery. Maybe pendants in pottery(?) Thank you for sharing!

Made By Tammy said...

If you love lampwork jewelry - you must take a look in her shop! She uses the most unique and stunning beads.

Michele said...

Nice feature, it's nice to find out about the person that creates such lovely jewelry and multi talented also!! Pretty pottery set also!!!

SendingLoveGallery said...

wonderful post! love the jewelry and your new pottery creations~

Your Daily Jewels said...

Deb
Your jewelry is so spectacular and you find the greatest lampies! I cannot wait to see more Pottery. Is another Etsy shop due to open?

Marcy Lamberson said...

Debbie, thank you for the shout out. I love your work and am really loving the pottery too. (psst, if you're ever interested in a trade, let me know) You are one delightful lady and I'm so glad to count you as a friend.

Dashery Jewelry said...

Fabulous jewelry! I love what Debbie does with lampies! And her first pottery is gorgeous!

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Thank you all for your JOD love. Appreciate it. Debbie

Erika Price said...

Debbie's work is simply stunning, and I love to see her beautiful lampwork glass creations. And what an incredible design for her first pottery piece - can't wait to see the next ones! Erika Price Jewelry