How does one define, the “Creative Flow?
Creativeflow, is blending a vision and an image with a unique outcome, derived from fabricating with one’s own hands. The creative juices begin to flow as each step evolves.
- A vision transforms to the image in the planning stage.
- That mental photo emerges in to procedural steps.
- The steps lead the way to techniques and supplies.
- As the pieces to the puzzle begin to fit, your project emerges..
- A unique creation is fabricated and ready to be adorned!
Creativeflow is conveniently located at 12610 Henderson Road, Tampa Fl. 33624.
If you are in need of jewelry repair or classes please click down below to contact Debra!
We also give classes that are one and two hours in duration. These basic classes include
- Basic earring and bracelet design
- Chasing and texturing
- Clasp and closure
- Cold connections
- Earring and pendant design
- Leather project and wearable art
- Engraving and personalizing embellishments
- Found object transformations
- Wire art jewelry
- Vintage embellishments etc.
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E mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813)727-1848 re any of the services below:
Jewelry repair is performed on brass, copper, costume or vintage jewelry via cold connecting. Debra also repairs jewelry made of fine silver, sterling silver, gold and platinum.
- Ring sizing and stone setting!
- Gemstone matching and polishing.
- Watch battery replacement and unique watch band fabrication.
- 100 % guarantee for an exact replica of that missing jewelry item!
- Wax carving and lost wax casting.
- Transform your idea into one of kind wearable art.
- Engraving for promotional purposes, a remembrance or just because…
IF YOU DIDN’T FIND THE JEWELRY YOU WANTED, THAT’S BECAUSE DEBRA HASN’T CREATED IT YET!”
Here are some interesting tidbits regarding Debra and her family.
Growing up in Long Island NY was and is a fast paced society. Debra, her older brother Dennis and her younger sister Teri, agree that Long Island was a fun place to grow up! Mom (AKA Blossom) was a “stay at home mom” and did a wonderful job bringing up us three kids.
Dad (AKA Don) owned three gas stations… two Shell and a Sinclair Station with the dinosaur out front. No, the dinosaur was not real, although some folks that he was.
Due to that “Ozzie and Harriet” type scenario..we were really lucky. In order for us three kids to see Dad, we would get all decked out and go the gas station with Mom to see him at work Now, visualize this. In those days, a full service gas station was quite competitive. Believe it or not, us three kids would wash the cars front and back windows, then stand to the side of each vehicle with our goofy looking grins.
What were we thinking? What the heck did we look like? Well, long story short…we worked hard for the 25 cent tips we would get. Back in the day, gas was 39.9 cents a gallon! Oh man <><I’m showing my age again! When the gas crisis came along, owning three stations became very stressful for Dad.
On Sunday mornings we would all sit down after a great breakfast and copy the comics. We would see who did the best job. Copy talent is the gateway to image transfer. Your brain sees an image and sends a signal toward the pencil.The ultimate result is a carbon copy of the comic itself, if you should be so lucky!
After our family moved to Florida (with the exception of Dennis, who was of age and stayed in NY) Debra began to create jewelry from feathers and wire, as pictured below. As a young teen, Debra supplied multiple stores with her feather jewelry.
All of a sudden feather jewelry was seen in Gayfers, Maas Bros and Burdines. She thought she was so totally unique and no one else in the entire universe had ever created feather jewelry. Hence her creativity was a bit stifled. In the mid 80’s and early 90’s Debra’s fascination with the clay really evolved. Her training at Crealdi in Winter Park, Winter Park Jewelry Fabrication and UCF helped Debra evolve into the artisan she is today.
Her happiness transferred to the clay with the human element. Debra created clay butterflies smiling, the banana man in his chariot plus many clay sculptures including wheel thrown vases. Turquoise and different cabochons were pressed in the clay, while it was wet. They were then glued in after the glaze firing.
For several years Debra apprenticed with the late great Judaic Sculptor and Metal smith “Estelle Tasman.” Assisting with mold making, creating ceramic glazes, soldering metal sculptures and sketching to scale, Debra was able to help Estelle with fabrication techniques.
While Estelle Tasman passed in 1995, her Judaic sculptures and metal work can still be admired in fine art galleries in New York, Colorado and Tucson. Estelle Tasman will always be missed. Estelle’s magnetizing personality and love for Judaism lives on in her sculptures.
During a wonderful trip to the wine country in Napa Valley with her handsome husband Bruce, a large bucket of turquoise stones took Debra’s interest. She brought back with her fond memories of a relaxing vacation with her honey and a large amount of turquoise stones. Debra couldn’t wait to cut, shape and polish the stones.
Her husband mentioned that “At some point you might need to make the choice between working with the clay or jewelry.” Once again, he was right. Lots of years of classes, work shops and tons of fabrication evolved a wonderful transition regarding a love for metal and stones.
Debra’s clay expertise was a real asset and now she transforms wax models into mini sculptures casted in silver and gold. She works diligently doing jewelry repairs, custom orders and increasing her inventory at her North Tampa studio.
First and foremost, Debra firmly believes it’s important to be the best friend to her wonderful husband. As a proud mother of her only son Chad, and a grandmother of five adorable grand children, Debra still finds time for jewelry fabrication!