ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Peters, Jewelry Designer
“The thing I love most about creating jewelry is learning
different techniques and skills to incorporate into my designs. I have an almost overwhelming desire to learn
new techniques. I could never get bored
with jewelry making. It allows me to be
as creative as I want. I love being able
to take a pile of beads and transform it into something beautiful. Making jewelry helps me relax and allows me
the opportunity to express myself while being able to stay at home with my
From playing bass guitar
and clarinet, to hair and make-up design, Deborah has always had a certain
affinity for many facets of the arts.
Deborah’s passion for bead weaving began six years ago after receiving a
hand-beaded bracelet her aunt made for her.
Since then, she has been devoted to mastering new techniques and
stitches. Among her favorite stitches to
work with are peyote and right angle weave.
In 2008, Deborah partnered with a close friend to form a
business called Absolutely Beadiful! This allowed her to showcase her jewelry
online, as well as offer custom designs.
In addition to creating jewelry to sell, Deborah also enjoys teaching
her craft and teaches a variety of techniques for all skill levels at Full
Circle Artisan Gallery in Cornish, Maine.
Deborah frequently donates her work to help support local
non-profit organizations including the Falmouth Public Library, Casco Bay YMCA,
The Falmouth PTO and the Falmouth Education Foundation.