Brenda Smith Working Up Designs For Smithsonian's Tennessee River Pearl Collection
Smithsonian Jewelry Project
with Natural Freshwater Pearls
from the Tennessee River
Brenda Smith, The Fine Art of Jewelry chosen to create jewelry
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
Pictured - all natural, freshwater pearls from the Tennessee River.
Below is Brenda with Gina Latendresse, from the American Pearl Co, choosing pearls for the project. The American Pearl Co. was founded by her father, John Latendresse, pioneer and doyen of pearl culturing in the US.