Deborah Allison's Profile

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Artist Statement
From her studio near the Oregon coastline, artisan Deborah Allison, creates the multi-faceted beadworks for d’alli Design.

A trained photographer and jewelry maker, she has lived in nearly every state in the Pacific Northwest including Alaska. It is the blues and greens of ocean, glacier and sky mixed with the ever changing light source of the region that inspire her designs.

Professional Training
d’alli Design is built on a strong history of art coursework - especially 3D art and textures. As well as additional courses in photography specializing in black and white, a developed skill with outdoor lighting and unusual subject matter. Mentored by another local artisan in the art of jewelry making, Allison has also studied metal-smithing to better understand wire working.

Twenty Years of…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 3
  • Joined May 13, 2009

Favorite materials

Garnet, pearls, Swarovski crystals, calcedony, quartz, raw emeralds, lapis, turquoise, jade, coral, vintage elements, brass

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About

Artist Statement
From her studio near the Oregon coastline, artisan Deborah Allison, creates the multi-faceted beadworks for d’alli Design.

A trained photographer and jewelry maker, she has lived in nearly every state in the Pacific Northwest including Alaska. It is the blues and greens of ocean, glacier and sky mixed with the ever changing light source of the region that inspire her designs.

Professional Training
d’alli Design is built on a strong history of art coursework - especially 3D art and textures. As well as additional courses in photography specializing in black and white, a developed skill with outdoor lighting and unusual subject matter. Mentored by another local artisan in the art of jewelry making, Allison has also studied metal-smithing to better understand wire working.

Twenty Years of Design Experience
d'alli Design is known for its custom jewelry designs for what has become an elite and loyal following of clients throughout the Pacific Northwest and is rapidly expanding to the Atlantic coast.

“My greatest enjoyment is in seeing something I made on someone else. I never duplicate a design, unless it is requested by the original client, for an event such as a bridal line, a charity promotion, etc.

“I am inspired by other classically trained artists such as Monet, Twitchell and Van Gough.” Allison takes their use of color, light and line to another dimension, literally, in Swarovski crystals, sparkling semi-precious and natural stones

“My ideas come from window shopping, catalogs, museums, vintage jewelry and colors from nature - especially the blues and greens of mountain forests & the ocean.

“Every season brings new colors from nature and new fashion trends. The design process is never ending. I let the stones guide me to how the piece will wear, how it will catch the light and mostly (I) just feel at peace during the creative process.”

Allison is bringing her talent for interpreting color and light to a new and unique product that will appeal to people of a wide variety of backgrounds and tastes.

Book Bling takes the three-dimensional vibrancy of jewelry and brings it as ornamentation to books. A decorative place saver - a bookmark - to celebrate one’s passion, hobbies, sports, or memory of a loved one near or far. Book Bling can be custom designed for each client and for the first time is available to purchase as a ready-made d’alli Design from her stock collection.

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