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Debra Hathaway

Photo illustration of Debra Hathaway by Ann Lyneah Curtis

Founder of Dragon Wings, she is an accomplished Jeweler, Doll Maker, Milliner, Sculptor, Seamstress, Designer, Painter, Gardner, Renaissance merchant, Mother, and more.

Born and raised in Lexington, Massachusetts, Debra (Senter) migrated to Colorado and became a drywall finisher while still in her teens.

In her early 20s she moved to Ojai, California where she ran her own business doing custom drywall and was known locally as "Drywall Debbie".

It was during this time she first experienced Renaissance Festivals, when she served as a wench at the original Southern California Pleasure Faire.

Debra's next move was to Hawaii, and while living on the Big Island she became immersed in Asian design and began creating jewelry from tassels, tapestry, fans, and chopsticks. 

Her unique designs were marketed in boutiques and upscale department stores across the nation (including Nordstrom's and Macy's).

That's Debra riding the Dragon.  To see this logo better, click on it!

When she returned to the mainland she was juried into several Renaissance Festivals with dolls, costume accessories, and bridal wear  (including feather work and her own line of porcelain jewelry)
Debra's first puss in boots dolls were created in porcelain and she taught herself to make them into marionettes.  Her business, Dragon Wings, grew to include four Festivals yearly and soon she had a thriving marionette and doll business as well as a successful costume accessories shoppe.

One of Debra's most special gifts is her ability is pull a vibrant person from their somber existence. When people step into her shop they become overwhelmed with the desire to try things on, pose in the mirror, and examine all the wonderful toys.  The   joyfulness of playing "dress-up" overcomes all who cross her threshold.

You can learn more about the fairytale lives of 
Debra Hathaway and husband Eric Heath in the following newspaper articles:

Washington Post, September 12, 2002

Star Democrat, May 11, 2001

Star Democrat, October 7, 2001

Family Web Links

Debra's Sister
Cheryl Senter

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Debra Hathaway and Eric Heath
Dragon Wings LLC
PO Box 801
Easton, MD 21601
USA

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