Vivasmith stands for the last names of it's founders Deborah Vivas and Melissa J. Smith. It means forgers of life - adequate for the couple, as one carves her way with metals, while the other facets her way with gemstones.
Deborah is a multidisciplinary designer with a background in architecture. She approaches her designs through order, color and form. Her current work displays a combination of metals, which she fuses like a painter mixes colors on a palette. Mild steel is her canvas, which gives each piece structure and definition. Fine gold, fine silver and copper her color choices.