Deborah Bushinski first began creating jewelry as an extension of her painting and contribution to fashion. Deborah spent many years as a fine art studio painter and clothing designer in the Northern Minnesota woodlands. In these early years spent studying natural for in the wild, Bushinski honed her design sensibility. After years of developing on the sidelines, Tessoro Inc. was officially launched in 1998; it was met with immediate success. Using cured birch-bark along with precious metals and gemstones, Tessoro jewelry incorporates the rough and wild feel inspired by nature with the refined and timeless fashion sensibility to create art jewelry for everyday wear.