Connie-Fox-Copper-CuffIt was an odd beginning. An impulsive romp through a bead store 17 years ago introduced me to the world of jewelry making. Beading seemed like a fun, inexpensive (ha) way to spend time outside my work as a psychotherapist. This pursuit, along with creating wire jewelry, laid the foundation for my adventures in metal fabrication.

Even in the early days I was fascinated with design. Having had no formal art training, this area of jewelry making was particularly frustrating. Fortunately I was undeterred, and my frustration served only to fuel my interest to learn.

After studying fabrication and design, I eventually started teaching. Nothing compares to a happy student who has just learned a new technique. And because I have seen students struggle with my old nemesis, design, I plunged into unknown waters by writing an eBook on the topic. I expect it to be published the winter of 2014.

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NEW ONLINE CLASSBeyond the Kitchen Table Metalsmithing – Merle White, editor of Jewelry Artist Magazine, asked me to do an online “beyond the kitchen table” course on basic metalsmithing skills for Craft University. The 7 week course is complete and will be November 5 – December 23. It is really two classes in one, basic fabrication and cold connections. Believe me when I say this course is comprehensive! And, just to make sure you get what you need, I will be available via email (Skype if needed) to assist throughout the course. Please take a look at the description, and if you have any questions, please email me at

WDAJ-smIf you are interested in joining a private Facebook group devoted to the design process, please send me a friends request and note saying you wish to join “WE DESIGN Art Jewelry”.
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