Connecting with Visual Arts During a Pandemic

August 04, 2020

silver, leaf, earrings, oxidized

Karen Eisenberg, MetalsmithWhere did the summer go? It’s the first week of August already, and typically I’d be at the League of NH Craftsmen Annual Craftsmen’s Fair, exhibiting my handcrafted metal jewelry, meeting customers old and new, and reconnecting with my artist community.

As many of you know, the fair represents nine days of continuous celebration of fine craft, with work from juried artists in just about every form of media. And the setting is nothing less than glorious at the base of Mount Sunapee.

Though I will miss seeing familiar faces and making new connections, staying safe and healthy is more important for this year. I’ve adapted somewhat to my new normal, social distancing and spending more time cultivating my vegetable garden, reaping the benefits of hardly ever going to the store for groceries. And I’ve taken advantage of the “downtime” during the pandemic to launch this new website.

As we used to say about the telephone and long-distance calling, the internet has become the next best thing to being "at the fair." (Those of you of a certain age know what I’m talking about.) I feel lucky that in this modern time there is a resource for staying connected and sharing my passion for using my hands to create jewelry for you to enjoy. Take a look around, and check back often as new work becomes available.

Also in The Soldering Bench

From Snow Tires to Craft Fairs
From Snow Tires to Craft Fairs

April 06, 2021

After this crazy pandemic year, the prospect of gathering in person is a lot like the anticipation of spring in the mountains. The availability of vaccines for everyone and the cautious, slow lifting of restrictions keeps me optimistic that in-person fine craft shows will be a thing again this summer. 

View full article →

solder, silver ring, metalsmith, handcrafted jewelry
Light the Torch!

February 28, 2021

Open the tank valve, turn up the pressure and light the torch! It is time to solder, to run liquid metal across a surface to create a strong connection that bonds two pieces of metal into one.

View full article →

Handcrafted rings, silver, gold, gemstones, Leaf Collection, Mandala Collection
Rings in the New Year

February 01, 2021

New jewelry designs for 2021 are in the works. I recently added the Zoe Ring to my collection. More rings and designs that pair well and complement current collections are also in the lineup for 2021. Keep an eye on my website for new work.

View full article →