Deborrah Daher's Blog (17)

Reflecting on Scottish Gallery Show

A year has passed since I was invited to show at The Scottish Gallery, a lovely space in New Town, Edinburgh - it was my first exhibition out of the country.  There were many things for me to learn about shipping and pricing for another currency, just the mechanics of it all.  The gallery staff were supportive and…


Added by Deborrah Daher on June 6, 2016 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Latest completed commission

This project was my most recent custom order.  The client wanted me to make the ring for her using the little diamonds that she had inherited from her relative in old jewelry, so there was sentimental attachment to them.  It's a bold and beautiful statement and she loved the finished piece!…


Added by Deborrah Daher on January 24, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments

Shape Series continues...

One of the newest pieces in the Shape Series is this brooch - the speckled pattern over the textured metal works well, I think.  Would like to find a venue to show these.

Added by Deborrah Daher on November 27, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Heart Pendant

My custom work keeps me happily working with gold.  Here's the most recent piece - a pendant designed around a natural "heart" shaped Australian boulder opal.  She was very happy with the results.

Added by Deborrah Daher on May 9, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Noticed: Deborrah Daher

My work is featured on handful of salt - interesting insights…thanks, Regina!

Added by Deborrah Daher on August 14, 2011 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 Series

My work has been included in another book -

Added by Deborrah Daher on July 11, 2011 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Toshiko Takaezu 1922-2011

Toshiko Takaezu was an especially strong influence on my work as a potter in the early 1970’s.  She made wonderful large, quiet pieces and was a strong role model for me as a woman in a field then heavily dominated by men.  Her esthetic has continued to be a reminder to me as a metalsmith of the strength and beauty in seemingly simple organic forms.

Safe journey, Toshiko…

Added by Deborrah Daher on May 23, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Custom Neckpiece

Finished custom neckpiece - yellow, green and red golds, oxidized silver and freshwater pearls...

Added by Deborrah Daher on February 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Third in series...

Added by Deborrah Daher on September 24, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Second in series of small brooches...

Added by Deborrah Daher on September 20, 2010 at 2:58pm — No Comments

2 More Landscape Cuffs

Just completed a custom order for a large (8") cuff bracelet - Meadow and Desert looking good together!

Added by Deborrah Daher on August 29, 2010 at 9:31am — No Comments

Newly completed commission...

Added by Deborrah Daher on May 28, 2010 at 5:26pm — 4 Comments


The silver piece is how I figured out my pin catch on an open back before I jumped into it on the gold custom design. I have worked with fold-formed spirals on other pieces and still love the fluid quality.

Added by Deborrah Daher on March 15, 2010 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

Inspired Hands

Thank you to everyone who came and made our 13th annual show such fun - it was wonderful catching up with all of you, and meeting those of you new to the event. All the pieces I made were a big success, so it's back to the bench for the Maryville University show.

Added by Deborrah Daher on November 13, 2009 at 9:54am — No Comments

New Book

There's a new book called "Jewelry Design" that's just being published in China written by Shannon Guo. I cannot read a word since it's all in Chinese, but it looks like a nice book with lots of good pictures. My work, along with that of a lot of familiar faces, is featured through out the book. The piece on the far right of the cover is one of my brooches. Shannon Guo is Associate Professor, Jewelry and Metals Studio at the Fine Arts College of… Continue

Added by Deborrah Daher on July 19, 2009 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Pop-Bead Neckpiece

This neckpiece recently sold to a veteran collector. The design was inspired by my childhood time spent creating jewelry with plastic "pop-beads", and is one of my favorite pieces.

Added by Deborrah Daher on April 19, 2009 at 12:57pm — No Comments

500 Enameled Objects

One of my pieces is in the new Lark book on enamel, so I received my complimentary copy a few days ago. It is just as nice as the other books in this series. I already have my "faves" and am sure I will have even more as I page through again. Sarah Perkins has selected an amazing body of pieces in a wide range of styles - the images are wonderful and inspire me to get back to work... Thanks to all involved!

Added by Deborrah Daher on March 16, 2009 at 3:03pm — No Comments

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