i really like some of the cane work in the pieces she had on display. my pictures aren't the best here because i had to use the flash. but i think you'll get a sense of what i mean.
the canes have a more organic feel than i usually see with swirls and bulls eyes. and i like the monochromatic nature of the pieces.
here are some pictures from debbie's website. they demonstrate more of the ethnic nature of her jewelry, as described in her bio:
"Her work has an 'ethnic energy' that shows when using cowrie shells, feathers, African brass and glass beads, Japanese papers, fabrics and cord."
i really like these cane elements too. the grouping is called "mud cloth trio."
there was a lot of inspiration at the retreat!