Sunday, November 28, 2010

FastCompany Magazine

Robert Safian, the editor of FastCompany Magazine, sat next to me during the National Design Award Gala in October. He was warm and humorous, with a good ear for overly-excited moms who don't get out much. Listening more attentively than I imagined that night, I told him about the sadly dwindling numbers of braille readers over the last 50 years; I even taught him "60-second elevator braille," which, even amidst the melee of that crowded, beautiful hall, he got - just under the wire!

He's generously focused this month's Letter from the Editor on the reason for my having designed and made braille jewelry, trying to please as many tastes as possible, over the last 10 years. It's not about jewelry; it's not even about Ethan. It's about literacy...
which leads to independence and freedom we all want for ourselves and our family.

Thank you very much, Bob, for your attention and interest!


  1. Congratulations! Awesome! Love my bracelet and you are right ... = literacy and education.

  2. amazing!!! Congrats! I love my jewelry, and we raise braille awareness everyday!

  3. Dear Leslie - I read about you in Fast Company this month and had to immediately check out your blog. The jewerly is beautiful, as is your cause. Good luck and God Bless - can't wait until the tiffany style bracelet is back in stock so I can order one!
    Renee T.

  4. Renee, thank you very much - for the nice post and the reminder to update the listings! I DO have the Tiffany style back again. I've been busily making lots of the pieces I have here on the web blog, and getting ready to put up new pieces, as well. (If I don't hurry, though, Valentine's Day will be here before I know what's happened!) Ethan's ow braille teacher wants one of the 'bleeding heart' pieces - a necklace - and it's not up, either, but she knows she can write me to ask!