"Joan Tenenbaum’s work consists of detailed, culture- and nature-inspired wearable pieces that are hand fabricated using precious metals and gemstones. She uses such techniques as engraving, roller texturing, fold forming, mokume gane, granulation and stone setting to create the fascinating textures, colors and contrasts that narrate her work. Many of these pieces are part of a series exploring a theme, and each is individually hand made. Her native-inspired pieces frequently take the form of a mask or human figure, symbols of the spirituality in the cultures in which she lived, or are translations of ancient artifacts."
To see more of her work go to http://www.joantenenbaum.com/.