Debra’s Divine Designs will have its Reclaimed Copper Cuffs included in an exclusive gift bag being prepared by The Artisan Group® in honor of Earth Day 2014. The gift bag will be delivered to some of Hollywood’s most eco-conscious celebrities on or around April 22.
Online PR News – 17-April-2014 – London, Ontario, Canada – Debra Lynn Jeffries, owner of Debra’s Divine Designs, will have her hand-forged Reclaimed Copper Cuffs included in an exclusive collaborative gift bag being prepared by California-based The Artisan Group® in honor of Earth Day 2014. The gift bag, which is comprised entirely of earth-friendly handcrafted items, will be delivered to some of Hollywood’s most eco-conscious celebrities in time for the April 22 holiday.
Recipients of the gift bag include Jessica Alba, Emma Watson, Edward Norton, Adrian Grenier, Will.i.am, Robert Redford, Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, Woody Harrelson, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore, Ted Danson, Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz, John Mayer, Geena Davis, Barbra Streisand, Alicia Silverstone, Ian Somerhalder, Lisa Kudrow, Mark Ruffalo, Natalie Portman, Rachel McAdams, and Neil Patrick Harris.
The Copper Cuffs were individually hand-forged by Debra out of her home studio in London, Ontario, Canada. The cuffs are made with reclaimed copper that was purchased from a local scrapyard.
To create the cuffs, Debra shaped, formed and smoothed the copper and then hammered and punched it to create different textures and visual effects. The chemical-free patina was created using a traditional torch-firing method. Each cuff has been polished to perfection and sealed with a protective metal spray wax to retain the color. The adjustable closure incorporates distressed leather left over from other projects and a handmade copper “S” clasp.
Recipients of the Earth Day 2014 gift bags will find their Reclaimed Copper Cuff, along with a hand-written thank you note, wrapped in a recycled muslin cotton bag dyed with a natural coffee colored pigments and stamped with the Debra’s Divine Designs logo.
“Earth Day is close to my heart as I keep green practices in my personal as well as my professional life,” said Debra. “For this special gifting, I wanted to create one-of-a-kind handcrafted bracelets that would appeal to men and women across a wide spectrum of age and taste, that would be comfortable to wear and that would be fashioned entirely from recycled materials. I think the Reclaimed Copper Cuff fits that bill perfectly, plus they are perfect for stacking with other arm candy.”
The Reclaimed Copper Cuffs retail for $35.00 and are available to order on the Debra’s Divine Designs website.
Artisan Debra Jeffries is an established jewelry designer known worldwide for her handmade real butterfly and insect wing artisan jewelry. She is a self-taught artist and has learned different aspects of jewelry crafting in stained glass, fused glass, metal forging, wire wrapping, gemology and dabbled in basic silversmith skills.
Debra’s authentic Butterfly Wing Jewelry Collection includes a wide selection of on-trend designs. She also designs recycled metal pieces, including sterling silver and copper wire wrapped bracelets, necklaces and rings and fused glass pieces. Debra purchases her butterflies and insect specimens from a licensed supplier, and all butterflies are ethically farmed. No butterflies are killed for use and only collected once naturally expired.
When she is not making jewelry, Debra enjoys teaching about butterfly farming, conservation, recycling for reuse and how to think green.
“Every item I make is made with the finest materials and utmost artistic integrity,” remarked Debra. “I love creating art that helps people look beautiful and feel good about themselves. My jewelry is what I call ‘wearable art for the soul.’”
In addition to her participation in the Earth Day 2014 gifting initiative with The Artisan Group, Debra has gifted Ariel King at the 2014 Queen of the Universe Pageant in Beverly Hills, where her participation was solicited by Joyce Giraud de Ohoven (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”). Debra’s jewelry was also showcased on the blog, I’m Not Even Kidding (www.imnotevenkidding.com) after the work was seen at GBK’s Luxury Gift Lounge for the 2013 Primetime Emmys.
To learn more about Debra’s Divine Designs, visit www.debrasdivinedesigns.com or contact Debra Lynn Jeffries by email. Become a fan on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
For more information about The Artisan Group, visit www.theartisangroup.org or contact Valerie Guerrero at valerie [at]theartisangroup.org.
ABOUT DEBRA’S DIVINE DESIGN
Debra's Divine Designs (www.debrasdivinedesigns.com) is the home for unique and exciting creations created by Debra Lynn Jeffries using real butterfly wings and recycled metals. The on-trend pieces, which are much loved by celebrities, are available at online and at locations across Ontario, Canada.