Deborah Alfredo Giese
My interest in college was in Biology, nature and art. In the years that followed I focused on art and through my drawings my biology background and my interest in nature came through. Afterwards I worked transforming my designs into metal.
I created designs and honed my craft for more than 32 years at a notable Evanston handcrafted jewelry shop. There I learned diamond setting, and worked with gold, silver and other metals. I learned the technique of forging metal. Then using chasing and repose techniques I was able to render my designs realistically.
Today, using the old world craftsmanship of yesterday and the tools and techniques of today, I continue to create classic and unique designs along with my nature inspired signature pieces. Leaves and flower designs are used in some of my work. In others I use agates, precious and semi-precious stones to be used as a focal point of the work or an accent. My repertoire includes rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and pins.
I ‘m delighted to create a 3-dimentional pieces of art that can be worn and enjoyed for years to come. I trust it gives those who wear it an appreciation of the craftsmanship that was used to create it and the wonder of nature that has inspired my work.