Get to Know
Hello and Welcome! I'm Debi.
I'm an Eskie Mom, New England Patriots fan, philanthropist and multi-passionate entrepreneur with a talent for jewelry design (www.Designs-by-Debi.com); an extraordinary knack for internet research (www.YourInternetResearchSpecialist.com); over 30 years of teaching, coaching and mentoring experience (www.Awaken-Dreams.com) and an intense heartfelt connection to the Islands of Hawaii (www.Hawaii-Escape-to-Paradise.com). I'm also passionate about supporting and honoring our troops, veterans and military families for which I have a Charitable Foundation in the works!
I'm the designer behind Designs by Debi. All my pieces are handmade by me in my studio here in Rhode Island.
I started designing jewelry in 2006 and am self-taught. It all began because I like bangle-style bracelets and wanted beaded bangles. I couldn't find what I wanted so I decided to see if I could make them myself. I'm retired from the medical field and on a new journey in life. While on a medical leave of absence from my job (as a Radiologic Technologist specialized in Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology and CT Scan), I began working with beads and wire. It was a kind of self-imposed occupational therapy in an attempt to regain my fine motor skills and return to caring for my Veterans at the job I loved so much. Unfortunately, that was not to be, but along the way I amassed a whole lot of jewelry and uncovered a talent that I otherwise probably never would've found.
My Mom loved what I was doing and began wearing my creations to work. The women she works with and patients that go to that office also liked my designs and were inquiring about them. Having learned that I would be unable to return to my career, I was delighted with the interest people were showing in my jewelry and the concept for Designs by Debi was born.
I'm fascinated with glass, especially handmade glass. I take great pride in using glass artists' handmade beads in my designs. I think it makes them special. Most glass artists produce one-of-a-kind beads and bead sets that will never be duplicated. When I purchase these beads and use them in my designs, it gives my customers a chance to own an exquisite piece or set of jewelry that is truly unique.
True to my Gemini nature, I love variety and get bored easily. This, of course, is great for my customers. I make lots of different things using many different techniques so you'll have lots to choose from. There is surely to be something for everyone. If you don't find what you're looking for, please contact me, because custom orders are always welcome.
Women are multi-faceted and unique. And jewelry is intensely personal. It is an expression of your personality and feelings. Designs by Debi creates beautiful jewelry for the business you, the playful you, the elegant you, the sexy you...for all the unique facets of you...