I'm Jewelry Designer Jeannine Rosenberg and I'm delighted that you found my website. Welcome.
A Little About Me
I grew up surrounded by fabulous geology, landscapes and colour. An avid collector of rocks, shells and beads, I’ve always known that I was going to make jewelry.
Along the way I tried ceramics, basketry, glassblowing, weaving and stained glass but in the 70’s, when I was a teenager, I had the opportunity to spend some time with a generous and VERY patient non-native jeweler who taught me about how to join silver and stones and make them sing. Decades later I picked up a torch again and I have never looked back.
I’ve been blessed to be able to take courses at the Idyllwild School of Arts in California with Michael Kabotie (Navajo Overlay) and Richard Tsosie (Hopi Inlay). In addition to that I’ve also been able to take classes from the amazing and wonderfully talented jeweler Marilynn Nicholson who runs The Taos School of Metalsmithing and Lapidary Design. I am deeply grateful for what I learned from these people.
I have been asked many times if I would teach jewelry design and fabrication. I’m not ready to teach in any kind of formal capacity because I still want to continue to hone my own skills but recently my 17 year old grandson asked me to teach him how to make jewelry so I’m going to give it a try. Stay tuned.
I could spend all day every day working with the materials I have collected over my lifetime. I am a wee bit of a hoarder (as I suspect all people who work with their hands are right?)
Walking along a road or pathway I look down for rocks or interesting found objects and right now I seem to love fossilized dinosaur bone for no other reason than it has survived and now I can celebrate it with silver.
The Design & Creation Process
If you see a piece that you like but someone's already snapped it up just let me know. I'd be happy to create something similar just for you!
I'm always looking for exciting new projects. If you have an idea for a unique piece that you'd like to discuss I'd be delighted to hear from you. Why wait?
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