All posts for the month January, 2014


I have not made this public up until now. Three years back I started writing a book on the jewelry-making topic I love the most, design. Self-doubt, a lack of discipline, and an easy slide into feeling overwhelmed with the prospect, kept the beginnings of my book tucked away quietly in my file drawer. Months […]

Design Talk Interview – Joan Tenenbaum

As promised, here is my November, 2013 interview with Joan Tenenbaum. Not only will you gain insights into her development as a jeweler, you will discover how Joan’s interactions with the native Alaskan people and the environment influenced her work. Connie: Many of the jewelry makers I encounter discover this path as a “second career” or after […]

Design Talk – Joan Tenenbaum

I decided to be illogical. Commonsense told me to introduce you to Joan Tenenbaum via my online December interview with her. But, power convinced me otherwise. Nothing speaks as clearly about the heart of this talented woman than her work. Joan’s jewelry, along with the stories her pieces tell, captivated me from the start. Her […]