Art is a very large part of my life. I have been designing jewelry for about ten years. I work mostly in fine silver, sterling silver and copper. From metal smithing and fold-form work to soldering and riveting, it is a creative process I enjoy. I work with jewelry grade resin and do torch-fired and kiln-fired enameling and flameworking for creating glass beads.
Drawing and painting are other areas that I really enjoy. My mediums of choice are acrylics, pastels, colored pencils and graphite.
- Debra McKee
During my nine years of jewelry designing, I have worked in many different mediums. Each one presents new challenges, and I continue to look for new ways to design unique jewelry.
My fascination with color led me to work with fused glass, creating colorful lampwork beads, and painting silk scarves. Teaching classes in several of these mediums has been very satisfying and sending students home with completed pieces and a smile on their faces also gives me great pleasure.