Deborah Wilson Taylor
“I want to feel the metal between my fingers, I want to weave and forge it into beautiful shapes of unparalleled craftsmanship.”
Deborah earned an Associates degree in Jewelry from Austin Community College in 2009, with honors. Before launching her own full time business, she worked in both jewelry manufacturing and retail in her hometown of Austin.
I love the ancient arts and hand wrought way of doing things in times past. I want to feel the metal between my fingers, I want to weave and forge it into beautiful shapes of unparalleled craftsmanship. My customers say that my work is magic — I don’t know about that, but I know that creating art certainly feels magical.
I have been weaving chainmaille jewelry since I was 14. My brain seems to be attuned to imagining in three dimensional space, and getting the many individual pieces to fit together perfectly is a thrill to me. Exquisite design requires balance: beauty and elegance, complimented by texture that creates dynamic visual interest. Jewelry to me, must be beautiful. And what is worth gracing your body without substance and quality? Jewelry is very personal, and is always a reflection of inward beauty, mood, and desire.