“It started with Spoons!!” She tells me excitedly one morning recently in her kitchen and points to a thing, which to me appears to be a wind chime made out of vintage silverware. Apparently she made it and brought it to a going away party several years ago and by the end of the party the host handed her a list of 15 more orders. And so Debra Mitchell, housewife and mother of three, became Deb Mitchell, of Twisted Silver jewelry and entrepreneur extraordinaire…and yes, still wife and mother of three!
Twisted Silver jewelry is the brainchild of East Bay local Deb Mitchell. Doing jewelry her own way, “perfectly imperfect” she likes to say, with earthy base metals, recycled and vintage asymmetry throughout. This distinctive and edgy indie line thumbs an irreverent nose at conventional jewelry rules.
A frequent participant in the GRAMMY galas and other prominent events as well as a recurring contributor to Julie Kenney’s company and yet another outstanding local business, Jewels and Pinstripes gift bags; www.jewelsandpinstripes.com. Twisted Silver adorns numerous distinctive celebrities including Maria Shriver, Nicolette Sheridan, American Idol’s Kara DioGuardi, and most recently Twisted Silver received a call from Sheryl Crow, all of whom are head-over-heals for these personality-amplifying designs. But it doesn’t stop there, young fashion mavens to soccer moms embrace Twisted. Featured in a variety of style publications, and often spotted on both TV and runway Twisted has Main Street to the uber hip Hollywood elite energetic about her line.
And to think she only started five years ago. When asked about her business plan and where she see’s herself in ten years, Deb answers candidly…”It’s constantly changing, I originally thought that I would quietly grow it, then have a solid business jump when my kids graduated from High School…but it isn’t growing as quietly as I planned. So where do I see myself in ten years? The only thing I am sure of is being the proud mother of three great kids, all college graduates.” She pauses, and then continues, “Twisted Silver, my other child, will then get my undivided attention.”
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