Necklace-#922 Coral, Pearls and Opalizied Quartz. By Debbie Aldrich. 28″L. C.2008 (CDA)
Necklace with crystallised coral, pearls and glass crystal. 21 inches or 53 cm.
Necklace #9 Necklace made of shell heishi with carved river otter pendant, 23 inches or 58.5 cm.
Long Necklace #214. Turquoise, & dyed coral. By Debbie Aldrich.
Debbie Aldrich studied costume and fashion design before graduating and working in the fashion industry in the Washington D.C. area. Debbie’s natural native art was influenced by her grandfather, who was a Native American and taught her how to make cricket cages when she was just a little girl. Since moving to Washington State, Debbie has worked with local tribes to show their art, including the Salish Tribe’s Skagit Centennial dedication of the “Maiden of Deception Pass” and the Swinnomish Spiritual Tribal Encampment and Dedication of the “Smoke House” traditions
Debbie’s jewellery features turquoise, semiprecious beads, crystal, handmade glass, trade beads, carved bone and antique pieces. In the tradition of native jewellery making and trading, Debbie travels all over the West Coast and the Southwest to collect pieces from the tribes to add to her work. Each hand made piece is one-of-a-kind.