Debra’s Divine Designs
Debra Jeffries uses real butterfly wings in her unique line of studio jewellery. The remarkable colours and iridescence of the wings are a striking contrast to the antiqued, non-lead metal frames with soldered droplets.
A self-trained jeweller, Debra uses a combination of stained glass, fused glass, metal forging, wire wrapping, gemology and silversmithing to create her pieces.
The butterflies are ethically attained from cruelty-free farms where they fly in freedom until their natural death. They are intentionally raised in underprivileged communities. The wings provide employment, education and conservation as a certain percentage of butterflies are released in their local areas to strengthen the natural population.
“Every item I create is made with the finest materials and utmost artistic integrity. All my pieces are original and created in my London, Ontario studio.”