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I am a self-taught artist that, in 1984, as a single parent with two small children, fell into designing jewelry as a way to supplement my income. One day I took a shoe box filled with my original earring designs into a few boutiques in Redondo Beach, California, and surprise, I sold them all. My original business, Despina, was born. 1984-1986 was the era of big shoulders, big hair and big statement jewelry. Despina thrived and grew!

In the 29 years I have been producing jewelry I have designed jewelry for celebrities and had my designs appear in music videos and television series as well as participating in numerous juried venues. I was fortunate enough to be selected to appear as a featured jewelry artist on national television on the home shopping network QVC and I have participated in numerous juried venues as well. For 11 years I designed and produced a jewelry line specifically for…

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  • Joined February 9, 2012

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Sterling silver, red brass, copper, nickel silver, vintage tin, resin, watch components, green stones and beads, unusual findings and charms, filigree, heavy gauge wire

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I am a self-taught artist that, in 1984, as a single parent with two small children, fell into designing jewelry as a way to supplement my income. One day I took a shoe box filled with my original earring designs into a few boutiques in Redondo Beach, California, and surprise, I sold them all. My original business, Despina, was born. 1984-1986 was the era of big shoulders, big hair and big statement jewelry. Despina thrived and grew!

In the 29 years I have been producing jewelry I have designed jewelry for celebrities and had my designs appear in music videos and television series as well as participating in numerous juried venues. I was fortunate enough to be selected to appear as a featured jewelry artist on national television on the home shopping network QVC and I have participated in numerous juried venues as well. For 11 years I designed and produced a jewelry line specifically for Coldwater Creek producing over 300,000 pins and earrings.

As the times changed, so did my designs and strategy. Adding employees, sales representatives, expanding my customer base and producing on a large scale for multi-channel catalog and department store chains has now come full circle back to the beginning.

In 2010 I redesigned my line, my outlook and my expectations for the future. RiverPath Studio & ArtWorks was born. My mixed metal earrings, necklaces and pins can be described as “eclectic interpretations of everyday contemporary life with a whimsical twist”. My passion for what I do is reflected in every piece of jewelry I design. Thoughtful attention to detail, quality construction and joyful expression are my trademarks.

I am fortunate enough to have worked in a job and industry I love for the past 29 years
and look forward with great excitement to what the future has in store for me. Cheers!

Handcrafted for you in the Pacific Northwest, USA.

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