Deborah Zilm's Profile
I started my jewelry making with a 6 week wire-wrapping class at our local art center. Before the class was finished, the center requested some of my pieces to offer for sale in their gift shop. I was also chosen to be the featured artist of the month at the center-- the first time a 3-D artist had been selected! It's been non-stop since.
I do have a day job; I'm a drug and violence prevention worker in my county.
I also recently retired from the Illinois Army National Guard after 20 years, 3 months and 13 days of service in the Guard and Army Reserves. I loved it, but it took time away from my family, friends, and JEWELRY!
I struggled for a long time about a store name. Finally my husband suggested "Big Smile" because that's the first thing he noticed about me, and that's what I hope people have when…
- Joined February 21, 2009