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Interview with Catherine Cook of catROCKS April 25, 2018 14:03 1 Comment


One of our favorite jewelry collections here at Tender Land Home is catROCKS by local designer Catherine Cooke. We absolutely love the bold, colorful statements shaped by her unique hand-made creations. We recently got a chance to ask Cat questions about what ROCKS her world. We adore Cat and know you will too. Enjoy. xo, Dave


What's your favorite gemstone?
Oh that's so hard because I'm rock obsessed! If I have to choose one it would be turquoise. I love to work with it and wear it. The bigger the piece the better! 

Who's had the greatest influence on your design sense?
Iris Apfel. I carried a photograph of Iris in my wallet since college, even before I moved to NYC. In the photo she is wearing about 1,000 pounds of turquoise and coral necklaces.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be on every Broadway stage... Just not in the way I imagined (I was the head of events, marketing/PR for The Actors Fund for a million years)

What's your favorite dog breed?
Cairn Terrier, I love terriers, especially the smart, sassy, Scottish non-shedders. 

What's your most favorite piece of jewelry you've designed?
I have a necklace in my personal collection that's made from vintage agate beads that my grandfather purchased many many years ago. He was a major rock hound and when I wear it I feel close to him.

What's your favorite metal to work with?
Copper for sure. Working with copper makes my hands happy.

If you could be someone else who would that be?
Dian Fossey.

Do you think of specific people when you design your jewelry?
Most of the time I design for myself... I make things that I would love to wear.  I am always surprised and so grateful when others love my pieces too.

Who is your favorite musical group or solo artist?
So hard... Aretha, Etta James, Annie Lenox, Ella Fitzgerald and Calder Mansfield :)

What have you accomplished in your life that's been the biggest surprise to you?
Making it thru this last Catskill Mountains winter!

The catROCKS collection available at Tender Land Home: 64 Main Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464.

SALE ENDS SOON: 20% Off Jewelry February 01, 2018 11:46

Jewelry Sale

HURRY, Tender Land Home's annual Valentine's Day Jewelry Sale is ending soon! ALL jewelry is 20% Off, now until 2/14/18. In store and online at tenderlandhome.com. Great VDay gifts at Great Prices!

Treat Yourself June 28, 2017 13:42

Treated to add a more vibrant glow to the stone, this turquoise  is a semi precious stone mined in Arizona and crafted with silver to bring you a totally made in America product. The stone is polished and then hand set in sterling sliver.  It's a stunning combo, and a treat you deserve. 1 3/4" long.

Mohave May 26, 2017 13:13

Hand made Mohave green turquoise earrings make a rainy day a little brighter. #catskills #phoenicia #phoeniciany #iloveny #handmade #earrings #jewelry #turquoise #hudsonvalley #upstateny #escapebrooklyn tenderlandhome.com

Hand made Mohave green turquoise earrings make a rainy day a little brighter. #catskills #phoenicia #phoeniciany #iloveny #handmade #earrings #jewelry #turquoise #hudsonvalley #upstateny #escapebrooklyn tenderlandhome.com

Blossom Time May 05, 2017 16:52

Magnolia Blossom earrings for Mom! Mothers Day is May 14th! #mothersday #jewelry #escapebrooklyn #earrings #magnolia #phoenicia #phoeniciany #iloveny #hudsonvalley #catskills #upstateny tenderlandhome.com

Bring on the Bakelite January 30, 2017 14:46

Locally made by hand these unique earrings are boldly elegant. Complimentary to a classic black cocktail dress, they also could be worn in more casual settings. You decide. You'll look great. Stainless steel ear wires. 3.5" long.

Twist on a Classic January 28, 2017 15:42

The classic combination of turquoise and silver is re-imagined with copper flecks in these unique hand made earrings. Sterling silver surrounds and enhances the subtle blue and brown interplay of the turquoise and copper creating a one of a kind piece of jewelry. Made in America. Silver ear wires. 1 3/4" long, 1/2" wide.

the #1 essential jewelry sale January 28, 2017 12:35

Tender Land Home's Jewelry Sale is back! All jewelry marked down 20%, now until 2/14. In store and online at tenderlandhome.com. Stock up this VDay on some great gems at crazy low prices for all the loves of your life… Including YOU!


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