Deborah Armstrong

 For almost 30 years, Deborah has been creating exquisite jewelry. She has amassed many loyal collectors who seek out her intricately patterned sterling and 18k designs because of their infinite wearability. Her pieces can be dressed up or down and will always be noticed.
     At the University of Colorado, Deborah majored in art and art history. After moving to Los Angeles, her first jobs were costume and wardrobe for TV programs including All in the Family and as a sculptor creating exhibits for the Los Angeles Fair. These provided the experience necessary to become a model-maker for George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic special effects firm. At that time, sci-fi filming techniques were at their advent and Deborah had to be both inventive and somewhat engineer-minded to help build the necessary otherworldly creatures for Star Wars and its successors. With her interest in television and film piqued, Deborah moved from a career in model-making to film editing the sci-fi series Buck Rogers and Battlestar Gallactica.
     After marrying Jon Connolly, Deborah moved to New York City and began a career in advertising where she worked for DDB Needham on diverse accounts like Clairol, Volkswagen, Mobil Oil and Amtrack.
     In the late 1980s, Deborah returned to her creative roots and started taking jewelry classes as a stimulating outlet at Cecilia Bauer's Studio and Parsons School of Design. She launched her company in 1996, and now produces beautiful sterling silver jewelry with semi-precious stones and 18k gold accents under her own name.
     Deborah loves what she does and has incorporated her visual and craft-making skills, into a very satisfying and profitable career. From the very beginning, she developed a devoted following. She has been cited in the Los Angeles Times as a designer to watch. Her jewelry has been featured in many top fashion magazines and is now worn by celebrities including Halle Berry, Jennifer Connelly, Faith Hill, Heidi Klum, Diane Sawyer, Marisa Tomei, Diane Von Furstenberg, Sharon Stone and Vanessa Williams. She has been a featured artist in museum exhibitions and won numerous national awards.