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Sunday, April 4, 2010

DreamRiverDesigns, Featured HAF Artisan for April 4 through 11

Debbie Downs the creator and owner of Dream River Designs even though living on a small farm in Minnesota with husband and two children,  still finds time to do something she loves, designing jewelry.  Like many who work with metal, she realizes the beauty it has to offer and she revels in the fascination of working with it.  Doing Chain Maille is her specialty. But she makes earrings and pendants and also heirloom Rosaries.

Being brought up Catholic myself, I am very familiar with Rosaries, and I have to tell you they can be absolutely beautiful,  modes of prayer, and works of art.  I have one that is an heirloom from my great great grandmother which I cherish, and so have a special appreciation for those pieces.

Quality, Individual Design, Love of the Art, Debbie shows them all in her jewelry.  Here are just a few of her works that I found through her blog photos:



You can find more of her jewelry at http://handmadeartistsshop.com/DreamRiverDesigns

12 comments:

  1. The bracelet you featured is beautiful. I love this talented artist's work!

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  2. Wonderful article, talented artist!

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  3. Her work is so unique! Great post.

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  4. Her work is amazing! Love the rosaries!

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  5. Great article! I love the pieces you chose to feature, expecially the Rosary! Just lovely!

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  6. Very nice post and yes, she does put heart and soul into her pieces!

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  7. Great post! Her work is just beautiful!

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  8. Deb is one of our original members and holds a very dear spot for us in our heart. Plus she does wonderful work!
    HAF!

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