So I have finally decided that I need to take advantage of my technological world and start writing things down occasionally to share with my friends and family. This blog will be primarily about metalwork — but also about how my work affects my life. I will from time to time, talk about techniques, about projects I am working on and about frustrations I am having with them!

The name of this blog is “Catena d’Oro”. Literally meaning chain of gold. But also:

ca·te·na noun \kə-ˈtē-nə\
plural ca·te·nae or ca·te·nas

Definition of CATENA
: a connected series of related things

How can it get much better than that? This blog will be the vehicle to connect a series of related things, ie: things I want to write about.

I wanted to name another series of articles I did “Catena” but my editor at the time said it wasn’t a good idea to give something a name that you had to explain. But now I don’t have an editor – and I still like the name. So this is the first link in my chain of gold.

I am planning on writing occasionally, periodically, not infrequently. Which all means I don’t really have a schedule. I hope you enjoy following along.


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  1. I’m still learning from you, but I’m trying to reach my goals. I definitely enjoy reading everything that is written on your website.Keep the stories coming. I enjoyed it!

  2. Patti Scollay

     /  May 16, 2012

    I love the combination of the very artistic name and technology. It seems so like you. This blog is a very good idea.

  3. Marilyn Bau

     /  May 12, 2012

    Deb, what a great idea! I’ ll look forward to getting all the info . I can’t wait! Love the name . Marilyn Bau.

  4. Fabulous, look forward to your blog!

  5. Joe L F

     /  May 11, 2012

    Congratulation; will be fun to read you blog; your selection of “catena ” is interesting.
    In several foreigner language dictionary it has one of the longest definition; still used as measuring devise, and in Bolivia in weddings to unite newly wed; is was the old symbol of union or control of prisoners.Good luck, Joe

  6. Ron Taylor

     /  May 10, 2012

    Congrats, Deb, on the steps you are taking to increase your internet presence. This blog led me to your website where I discovered a wealth of useful jewelry-making techniques, all written by you. I look forward to your online store. Count me in as a dedicated reader!

  7. Don Hunsaker

     /  May 10, 2012

    Deb, great website and blogs, it
    gives us admirers a chance to stay in touch. Keep up the good work and sharing your ideas.

  8. Judith Reale

     /  May 10, 2012

    Hey Deb,
    What you are doing is wonderful and a great gift to all who know you – love the name!
    This is inspiring me to get my own techno stuff together.

  9. Jan

     /  May 10, 2012

    Wonderful! And I love the name – glad there is no editor involved.
    Cannot wait to start reading your musings and pearls of wisdom. Congratulations on your TWO projects in the new Lark Book on 30 minute bracelets!! Much love. This is me, waiting.

  10. Lei-Anna

     /  May 9, 2012

    Can’t wait to ‘hear’ from you regularly! You are a very generous artist. I am also waiting for everything else to come together. Aloha!

  11. Congratulations for taking the leap, Deb. A little unsolicited advice: Don’t beat yourself up over lack of entries. These things take time…..which is what we all want more of and never have. Good for you for going with your gut on the name. It’s great! Looking forward to some good reading.

  12. Michael Hendrix

     /  May 9, 2012

    Hi Deb, Your teaching skills and wit are things that really ought to be available to the rest of the planet.
    This is a good thing!!

  13. Caroline Jensen

     /  May 9, 2012

    Hi Deb,
    Delighted that you will be sharing all your knowledge! I love the name you have chosen. Looking forward to more info from you.

  14. Diane Weimer

     /  May 9, 2012

    Love the idea! A real Second Saturday online.

  15. Mitzy

     /  May 9, 2012

    Deb… congratulations… I am so glad you are going to share your inmense knowledge and experience with us… God! are we lucky or what?

  16. Raminta

     /  May 9, 2012

    Yay! Looking forward to every word.

  17. Meryl Eldridge

     /  May 9, 2012

    Rockin’ awesome, Deb. Life and art….inseparable. We look forward to reading about your adventures.

  18. Wendy

     /  May 9, 2012

    way to go Deb
    so 2012
    very impressed
    can’t wait to read, next up…
    house calls for soldering emergencies?
    hope so

  19. Novia

     /  May 9, 2012

    this is exciting–can’t wait for more posts–and love the name!

  20. Sylvia Jimenez

     /  May 9, 2012

    I look forward to your immense source of knowledge and quality craftsmanship. I really admire you as a person as well as your art.

  21. Connie Fox

     /  May 9, 2012

    Congratulations Deb! What an interesting read this will be for all of us.

  22. Itziar Parramon

     /  May 9, 2012

    Hi Deb!!
    Your blog is going to have to do for now…since I do not get to take your class.
    Thanks for sharing
    And I love the name

  23. D'Ski

     /  May 9, 2012

    Congrats! The name is wonderful, what do editors know? Artists live for stuff like this.
    Glad to be getting in on the birth.

  24. Jodi Oriol

     /  May 9, 2012

    Hi Deb,..Sounds great !! I would love to hear what you have to share, miss everyone!

  25. Marla A

     /  May 9, 2012

    How fun… I’m looking forward to reading your blog.

  26. Deb,
    I know so many of your happy and very satisfied students and friends. I loved seeing your studio and meeting Gil. What a team.

    Guarantee, you write, i read. You are one great first class lady.

  27. Congrats to all of us! We are getting the best of it. Thanks Deb, I am in the middle of moving, once I am settled at the new place I’ll come to see you.

    A big hug.



  29. barbara lanci

     /  May 8, 2012

    I am so looking forward to not only reading your blog but also to the availability of tools and other cool stuff from you and Gil. Wow, it doesn’t get much better for a jeweler!

  30. Steve rossman

     /  May 7, 2012

    Wonderful, Deb! This is great! Love the name. Love the fact that you’re doing it. Have fun! Steve

  31. Tracy

     /  May 7, 2012

    I’m so excited!

  32. Lynnette Love Mckinley

     /  May 7, 2012

    I look forward to following you. Blessings in your wordsmith AND metalsmith endeavors!

  33. great site. would the term catena be applied to my hillbilly roots from kentucky? i’m sure there’s a lot of catena, because there are first cousins marrying each other on my mom’s side of the family..hence, my nervous twitch.

  34. Connie Hall

     /  May 7, 2012

    Yay Deb!! Sounds wonderful!

  35. Kathy Davis

     /  May 7, 2012

    I’m really looking forward to hearing more from you!! You have so much to share!! It’s about time!!

  36. Hi Deb,
    I love the name!
    I will for sure check your blog.

  37. Jennifer Smith-Righter

     /  May 7, 2012

    Looking good, Deb! I look forward to what’s to come.


  38. Looking forward to many great posts

  39. Deb – I am looking forward to your continued posts. I love the name, it sounds so exotic and promising.

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