Hoffmaster Metalcraft is the business name for jewelry made by Debra Hoffmaster.
I have been making and selling jewelry in the SE Michigan/NW Ohio region for about 20 years. Much of my training has been through various classes and workshops with the Toledo gem and Rockhound Club and the Michigan Silversmith's Guild.
In making and designing jewelry, I try to highlight the gemstones and the metalwork to create an integrated piece. In addition to mokume-gane and keum-boo, I may use piercing, folding, fusing, and forging to give surface texture to the jewelry. I add color with patinas, anodizing and epoxy enamels. My love of nature is apparent in many designs, but especially my "story" pendants, fish and leaf series. Function is also important to me. I like all of my pieces to be as pleasant to wear as they are to view.
Debra Hoffmaster will be at the Sandbar Cafe in Manitou Beach on Sunday only.