While Denise began her career in furniture design, an interest in global culture led her to leave her deep roots in the South and travel throughout Europe, Latin America, and China, finally settling in California. The strong impressions of architecture and designs in nature found expressions through jewelry. As an apprentice to a master goldsmith, she studied the techniques of old world metalworking.This detailed, hands-on approach allowed the cultivation of a signature style fusing elemental and architectural forms — the foundation of her wearable works of art.
In 2004 she founded Denise Disharoon Designs. Each collection is handmade, fabricated, and finished from recylced sterling silver, gold, and brass in Denise’s mountaintop studio in Southern California. Her current collection, Take Flight, is inspired by her deep passion for feathered creatures and Falconry.