Deborah J. Birdoes was born in Whiting, Indiana, the second of ten children and the oldest of five girls. Her family moved to Phoenix , Arizona in 1960 where she attended grade school, high school, and college. Phoenix was also where her artistic talents were first showcased on “Romper Room”, a local talent show for kids. Upon graduation from college and marriage to her high school sweetheart, she began the long and rewarding task of raising a family and developing her talents as her faith grew. When her children were in school she began using her talents by decorating homes and then was soon asked by an owner of a large boutique to help her do the buying and merchandise displays.
Also during the years that her children were growing up, Deborah often wrote poetry to express what she saw happening in them such as first day of school, letting them go, etc. “I was born with such a great sense of emotion and could feel what a person was going through whether it be joyous or sorrowful. I wanted to always give someone a gift that they could relate to and would also encourage them.. As I look back I can see how the wheels were in motion for what lay ahead of me.” From interior design, to arts and crafts, to finally designing her own “Jewelry With A Message TM”, she continued to grow and develop the unique abilities given to her.
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