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1st Annual New England Full Day Orchid Celebration


#1

Hello Orchidians!

Come join us for a day at the First Annual New England Orchid
Celebration!

This will be a relaxing, educational and fun event. Organizers
Suzanne Wade and Karen Christians will host a day of jewelry
demonstrations, followed by cocktails and BBQ.

The day begins at 9am with a continental breakfast. Demonstrations
will start at 10AM. There will be three demos in the morning and
three in the afternoon of jewelry techniques. Suzanne and Karen are
also pleased to announce that Hanuman and Ton will be there to meet
you.

When:   Saturday, June 26th
WheRe:  Metalwerx, 
     50 Guinan St., 
     Waltham, MA   
     Tel: 781 891 3855

Registration Deadline is: NO LATER THAN JUNE 21!!!

The Full Day Event with Continental Breakfast, Lunch, BBQ and the
Demos is $50 per person. BBQ only is $35 per person.

You can register for the event by going to The Ganoksin website at:

http://www.ganoksin.com/events

Payment:

You can choose PayPal, Credit Card or Check payment:

https://www.ganoksin.com/shop/ccp51/cgi-bin/cp-app.cgi?&pg=storepolicies

If you have questions, please email to neorchidevent@metalwerx.com

Days Events:

Demos will last 45 minutes with 15 minute break

Metalwerx is equipped with a close up video camera so all the demos
will be projected for everyone to see

9 AM Continental Breakfast
10 AM Demo - Hammer-setter Stone Setting Techniques: Joel Schwab
11 AM Demo - TBA
12 PM Demo- TBA

1 PM Break for Lunch 1 hour

2 PM Demo- Casting Techniques: Dan Grandi: Racecar Jewelry
3 PM Demo- TBA
4 PM Demo- Gold Repousse: Sumner Silverman

5:00 PM Cocktails

6:00 PM BBQ Jake and Earls

8:00 PM Silent Auction Ends

8.00 PM Late Hang out in the Metalwerx Bamboo Garden and talk

Join us now at:

Suzanne Wade and Karen Christians
neorchidevent@metalwerx.com


#2

Suzanne Wade and I are very excited about the upcoming NE Orchid
Event on June 26th!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events

We are looking for Orchidians that would be interested in
demonstrating a jewelry technique. Format is for 45 minutes.
Please contact us at neorchidevent@metalwerx.com

We are also looking for volunteers for the following positions:

Demos:

If you have a particular skill or technique that you would like to
share with others, please let us know. For smaller work at the
bench, a close up camera will be available. If you need special
equipment or tools, let us know, as the Orchid Organizers will do
our best to accommodate your needs.

Registration (3) Volunteers:

Volunteers will be needed to assist with registration.  You will

greet people at the door, hand out name badges and verify their
online registration. Walk-ins are also accepted with payment in a
check or cash.

Silent Auction Receiving (1):

One person will take responsibility in receiving mailed donations. 

Those donations will be cataloged at time of receipt with an email
or postcard sent to the donor. Mailed items will be sent to
Metalwerx and set aside for the volunteer to process. It is the
responsibility for this volunteer to keep track of critical contact
for each donor.

Silent Auction at the Celebration (3) Volunteers:

Tables will be set aside for the silent auction.  Volunteers will

assist with displaying silent auction items, collecting the
paperwork after the silent auction closes and distributing the
winning items.

Event Photographer (1):

 Do you like to take pictures?  We are looking for a photographer

to take digital or SLR pictures of the Orchid Celebration.

Studio Tech (2):

This person will assist in organizing the demonstrations. We need
one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Volunteers should notify Karen Christians at
NEOrchidevent@metalwerx.com for the position they would like to
fill.

Suzanne and I are looking forward to meeting many of the New England
Orchidians! Come and spend the day learning and sharing…oh yeah,
and some really good BBQ! Don’t worry, there will be plenty of
yummy items for vegetarians.

Karen Christians
M E T A L W E R X
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Ph. 781/891-3854 Fax 3857
http://www.metalwerx.com/
Jewelry/Metalarts School & Cooperative Studio


#3

Hello Orchidians!

The First Annual New England Orchid celebration on June 26 at
Metalwerx in Waltham, Massachusetts, is beginning to take shape!
This will be a relaxing, educational and fun event. Organizers
Suzanne Wade and Karen Christians will host a day of jewelry
demonstrations, followed by cocktails and BBQ. We’ve just about
completed the demonstration schedule, and we are now seeking
donations to the Silent Auction. We’re also looking forward to
having Hanuman and Ton there!

For the Silent Auction, we are especially seeking donations of
tools, equipment, and jewelry-making supplies. Perhaps you have a
strand of high-quality beads or pearls that no longer fits with your
look; an order of materials, such as Keum-boo foil or PMC, for a
technique you’re not as excited about as you once were; or some loose
gemstones that just no longer hold any appeal for you. Here’s a great
opportunity to clear out your safe of those odds-and-ends, and help
support Orchid at the same time!

If you have an item you’d like to contribute to the Silent Auction,
please e-mail us at @Suzanne_Wade3 for more details on
donating.

We’ve also finalized the demonstration schedule, and it looks like
it’s going to be a great day to learn and share. Don’t miss out:
register as soon as possible!

The schedule for the full-day event is as follows:

9 am - Continental Breakfast

10 am - Demo - Orchid Wax Carving with Sumner Silverman
11 am - Demo - Hot Forge Twisting with Munya Upin 
12 pm - Demo- Flex Shaft Goodies with Rich Bohr, 3M Company

1 pm - Lunch  

2 pm - Demo- Casting Techniques with Dan Grandi, Racecar Jewelry Company
3 pm - Demo- Crocheting in Gold with Michael David Sturlin
4 pm - Demo- Hammer-setter Stone Setting Techniques with Joel Schwab 

5 pm - Cocktails
6 pm - BBQ - Jake and Earls
8-10 pm - Hang out in the Metalwerx Bamboo Garden and talk

First Annual New England Orchid Celebration.

When: Saturday, June 26th

Where:		Metalwerx,
			50 Guinan St.,
			Waltham, MA
			Tel: 781 891 3855

Registration Deadline is: NO LATER THAN JUNE 21!!!

The Full Day Event with Continental Breakfast, Lunch, BBQ and the
Demos is $50 per person. BBQ only is $35 per person.

You can register for the event by going to The Ganoksin website at:

http://www.ganoksin.com/events

Payment:
You can choose PayPal, Credit Card or Check payment

If you have questions, please email to @Suzanne_Wade3

Join us now at:

http://www.ganoksin.com/events

Suzanne Wade and Karen Christians
@Suzanne_Wade3

Suzanne Wade
Writer/Editor
Phone: (508) 339-7366
Fax: (928) 563-8255
suzanne@rswade.net
http://www.rswade.net


#4

Hello Orchidians!

The First Annual New England Orchid celebration on June 26 at
Metalwerx in Waltham, Massachusetts, is beginning to take shape! This
will be a relaxing, educational and fun event. Organizers Suzanne
Wade and Karen Christians will host a day of jewelry demonstrations,
followed by cocktails and BBQ. We’ve just about completed the
demonstration schedule, and we are now seeking donations to the
Silent Auction. We’re also looking forward to having Hanuman and Ton
there!

For the Silent Auction, we are especially seeking donations of tools,
equipment, and jewelry-making supplies. Perhaps you have a strand of
high-quality beads or pearls that no longer fits with your look; an
order of materials, such as Keum-boo foil or PMC, for a technique
you’re not as excited about as you once were; or some loose gemstones
that just no longer hold any appeal for you. Here’s a great
opportunity to clear out your safe of those odds-and-ends, and help
support Orchid at the same time!

If you have an item you’d like to contribute to the Silent Auction,
please e-mail us at @Suzanne_Wade3 for more details on
donating.

We’ve also finalized the demonstration schedule, and it looks like
it’s going to be a great day to learn and share. Don’t miss out:
register as soon as possible!

The schedule for the full-day event is as follows:

9 am - Continental Breakfast

10 am - Demo - Orchid Wax Carving with Sumner Silverman
11 am - Demo - Hot Forge Twisting with Munya Upin 
12 pm - Demo- Flex Shaft Goodies with Rich Bohr, 3M Company

1 pm - Lunch  

2 pm - Demo- Casting Techniques with Dan Grandi, Racecar Jewelry Company
3 pm - Demo- Crocheting in Gold with Michael David Sturlin
4 pm - Demo- Hammer-setter Stone Setting Techniques with Joel Schwab 

5 pm - Cocktails
6 pm - BBQ - Jake and Earls
8-10 pm - Hang out in the Metalwerx Bamboo Garden and talk

First Annual New England Orchid Celebration.

When: Saturday, June 26th

Where:		Metalwerx,
			50 Guinan St.,
			Waltham, MA
			Tel: 781 891 3855

Registration Deadline is: NO LATER THAN JUNE 21!!!

The Full Day Event with Continental Breakfast, Lunch, BBQ and the
Demos is $50 per person. BBQ only is $35 per person.

You can register for the event by going to The Ganoksin website at:

http://www.ganoksin.com/events

Payment:
You can choose PayPal, Credit Card or Check payment

If you have questions, please email to @Suzanne_Wade3

Join us now at:
http://www.ganoksin.com/events

Suzanne Wade and Karen Christians
@Suzanne_Wade3

Suzanne Wade
Writer/Editor
Phone: (508) 339-7366
Fax: (928) 563-8255
suzanne@rswade.net
http://www.rswade.net


#5

Hello Orchidians!

The First Annual New England Orchid celebration is coming up fast! If
you haven’t already registered for the June 26 event, please do so as
soon as possible to help us plan for the event. You can register
online at:

http://www.ganoksin.com/events

Don’t miss out on this chance to meet Hanuman and Ton, take in a
series of demonstrations, and an evening of fun, good company, and
good food!

We’ve also added a demo-only option, for those who would like to
come for the day but aren’t able to stay for the BBQ in the evening.
The three registration options are $50 for the full-day, $25 for
demos only, or $35 for the BBQ only.

We’re also still seeking donations for the Silent Auction,
especially donations of tools, equipment, and jewelry-making
supplies. Perhaps you have a strand of high-quality beads or pearls
that no longer fits with your look; an order of materials, such as
Keum-boo foil or PMC, for a technique you’re not as excited about as
you once were; or some loose gemstones that just no longer hold any
appeal for you. Second-hand tools in good working order are also
welcome!

If you have an item you’d like to contribute to the Silent Auction,
you can visit the donor page at

http://www.ganoksin.com/contact/silent-auction.htm

We’ve also finalized the demonstration schedule, and it looks like
it’s going to be a great day to learn and share. Don’t miss out:
register as soon as possible!

The schedule for the full-day event is as follows:

9 am - Continental Breakfast

10 am - Demo - Orchid Wax Carving with Sumner Silverman
11 am - Demo - Hot Forge Twisting with Munya Upin
12 pm - Demo- Flex Shaft Goodies with Rich Bohr, 3M Company

1 pm - Lunch

2 pm - Demo- Casting Techniques with Dan Grandi, Racecar Jewelry
3 pm - Demo- Crocheting in Gold with Michael David Sturlin
4 pm - Demo- Hammer-setter Stone Setting Techniques with Joel Schwab

5 pm - Cocktails
6 pm - BBQ - Jake and Earls
8-10 pm - Hang out in the Metalwerx Bamboo Garden and talk

First Annual New England Orchid Celebration.

When: Saturday, June 26th
WheRe: Metalwerx, 50 Guinan St., Waltham, MA Tel: 781 891 3855

Registration Deadline is: NO LATER THAN JUNE 21!!!

The Full Day Event with Continental Breakfast, Lunch, BBQ and the
Demos is $50 per person. BBQ only is $35 per person. Demos only is
$25 per person.

You can register for the event by going to The Ganoksin website at:

http://www.ganoksin.com/events

Payment:
You can choose PayPal, Credit Card or Check payment:

If you have questions, please email to neorchidevent@metalwerx.com

Join us now at:

Suzanne Wade and Karen Christians
neorchidevent@metalwerx.com


#6

Hello All!

The New England Orchid Event is taking shape quickly. We have about
55 people who have reserved their space to what will be an exciting
day!

Items from Contenti, BrainPress, PMC Guild and more! Packages are
arriving every day.

We have some great items for the silent auction. Here’s the list so
far:

Custom Jewelry, Patinated Brooch
Donated by:
Claire Sanford from Top Dog Studio
Gloucester, MA
http://babel.massart.edu/~joewood/MTL/folks/csnfrd/csnfrdhome.htm
Value:$75

The Complete Book of Jewelry Making: A Full-Color Introduction To
The Jeweler’s Art by Carles Codina
Donated by: Carolyn Bensinger
http://www.cbjewelry.com/gallery.html
Cambridge, MA
Value: $30

A great book for anyone wanting to learn all aspects of making
jewelry

Fordeom Hammer Handpiece with 2 points
Donated by: Linda Walsh
Lexington, MA
Value: $122

See the demonstration on using a hammer handpiece by Joel Schwab.
Bid and take your own home!

Custom fabricated Pyrex burnishers for Keum Boo
Donated by: Randy Smith
Texas

Repousse 24K Orchid
Donated by: Sumner Silverman
Cambridge, MA
http://www.sumnersilverman.com
Value: $400

Hand made optical glass jewel, in silver plated setting.
Originally designed for MoMA.
Donated by: Sydney Cash
Marlboro, NY
http://www.sydneycash.com
Value: $150

Complete Allset Prong, Pave, & Channel kits.
Attaches to Foredom No. 30 handpiece. Comes with video & instruction
manual
Donated by: Jody Huffcut
Ipswich, MA
Value: $400
If you like to sent stones, this tool will make it easier.

Jewelry Design Manager Software 2 Licenses

Jewelry Designer Manager lets you keep track of parts and vendors,
calculate costs and pricing, create bills of material, print
invoices, price lists, catalogs and more.Whether you sell to
wholesalers, craft-fairs, home parties or retailers this program can
help you get organized so you can spend more time making jewelry

Donated by: Barbara Carleton
Bejeweled Software Company


Value: $129.95 ea

Wolf’s Precision Wax Carvers & assortment of Wolf Waxes
Donated by: Kate Wolf
Wolf Tools
http://www.wolftools.biz
Value: Wolf Tools are $125
Wolf Wax is $130

18 pc. set of Wolf’s Precision Wax Carvers in decorative canister
with 24 page full color instructional booklet.

Assortment of Wolf Wax by Ferris. Gold and Silver toned carving
waxes and companion waxes.

One of kind Cage Ring
Donated by: Charles Lewton-Brain
Brain Press
Value: $250

First Annual New England Orchid Celebration.

The schedule for the full-day event is as follows:

9 am - Continental Breakfast

10 am - Demo - Orchid Wax Carving with Sumner Silverman
11 am - Demo - Hot Forge Twisting with Munya Upin
12 pm - Demo- Flex Shaft Goodies with Rich Bohr, 3M Company

1 pm - Lunch

2 pm - Demo- Casting Techniques with Dan Grandi, Racecar Jewelry
3 pm - Demo- Crocheting in Gold with Michael David Sturlin
4 pm - Demo- Hammer-setter Stone Setting Techniques with Joel Schwab

5 pm - Cocktails
6 pm - BBQ - Jake and Earls
8-10 pm - Hang out in the Metalwerx Bamboo Garden and talk

First Annual New England Orchid Celebration.

When: Saturday, June 26th
WheRe: Metalwerx, 50 Guinan St., Waltham, MA Tel: 781 891 3855

Registration Deadline is: NO LATER THAN JUNE 21!!!

The Full Day Event with Continental Breakfast, Lunch, BBQ and the
Demos is $50 per person. BBQ only is $35 per person. Demos only is
$25 per person.

You can register for the event by going to The Ganoksin website at:

http://www.ganoksin.com/events

Payment:
You can choose PayPal, Credit Card or Check payment:

If you have questions, please email to neorchidevent@metalwerx.com

Join us now at:

Suzanne Wade and Karen Christians
neorchidevent@metalwerx.com


#7

Hello All!

If you are planning to attend the New England Orchid Celebration,
YOU HAVE 6 DAYS REMAINING TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE.

All the pieces are coming together for a wonderful day of jewelry
demonstrations, lively bidding, good food and conversation. Meet
old friends from the Orchid Forum and finally put faces to those
names. Bring your creations for “show and tell”.

Hanuman and Ton will be there to greet you in person.

Help Ganoksin Stay Healthy and Strong!

Get involved in the Silent Auction at the New England Orchid Event.
Proceeds from the Silent Auction benefit Ganoksin’s continued growth
of archives and galleries. You can get involved by donating an item
to the auction or by bidding on them at the Orchid Event.

Donations may be in the form of artwork, tools, books, gemstones,
services, or any other items relating to metalsmithing. In years
past, the most popular items have been hand-made tools, but there
are lots of things that you can donate for the auction. Consider
donating a copy of your favorite metalsmithing book, or an original
piece of your metalwork. Casting services, advertising, and other
services are also hot items!

Ganoksin exists to facilitate sharing, jewelry research
and to publish current articles from many major publications in the
industry such as AJM and Metalsmith Magazine.

Silent Auction Donations can be either mailed to Metalwerx, or
brought to the Orchid Celebration the day of the event.

For more or to donate work, please complete the form on
the screen. If you are bringing your donation, you must complete a
donation form at Metalwerx.

Email: neorchidevent@metalwerx.com
Phone: 781 891 3855 FAX: 781 891 3855
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451

When mailing a donation to the Metalwerx address, please write
"Silent Auction Donation" on the outside of the box. We will notify
you when your donation arrives.

We are still accepting donations to the Silent Auction. If you want
to donate an item to the Silent Auction, please complete the
donation page on the website. You can bring your donation with you,
the day of the Celebration.

http://www.ganoksin.com/contact/silent-auction.htm

Remember, ALL proceeds go towards the server and maintenance costs
of Ganoksin.

We have more great donations for the silent auction.

Cheap Thrills in the Tool Shop
Small Scale Photo Book
Shareware Book
Donated by: Charles Lewton-Brain of BrainPress
Value: All three books are worth more than $85!

3 Flexshafts
5 Digital Calipers
Donated by:Contenti Company (Garnet Level Corporate Sponsor)
Providence, Rhode Island
Value: $400

Metals Technic
Boxes and Lockets
Classical Loop in Loop Chains
CD - Design Language
Donated by: Tim McCreight
Value: 3 books and CD are combined at $100

PMC Clay, Sheet (Mixed variety)
Donated by: The PMC Guild; Ft. Collins, CO
Value: $85

Item: "Secrets of the Gem Trade"
Donated by: Richard Wise, Lenox, MA
Value: $75

Thank you to all our Silent Auction Donors! With your generous
support, you are helping with the continuation of Ganoksin.

First Annual New England Orchid Celebration.

The schedule for the full-day event is as follows:

9 am - Continental Breakfast

10 am - Demo - Orchid Wax Carving with Sumner Silverman
11 am - Demo - Hot Forge Twisting with Munya Upin
12 pm - Demo- Flex Shaft Goodies with Rich Bohr, 3M Company

1 pm - Lunch

2 pm - Demo- Casting Techniques with Dan Grandi, Racecar Jewelry
3 pm - Demo- Crocheting in Gold with Michael David Sturlin
4 pm - Demo- Hammer-setter Stone Setting Techniques with Joel Schwab

5 pm - Cocktails
6 pm - BBQ - Jake and Earls
8-10 pm - Hang out in the Metalwerx Bamboo Garden and talk

First Annual New England Orchid Celebration.

When: Saturday, June 26th
WheRe: Metalwerx, 50 Guinan St., Waltham, MA Tel: 781 891 3855

Registration Deadline is: NO LATER THAN JUNE 21!!!

The Full Day Event with Continental Breakfast, Lunch, BBQ and the
Demos is $50 per person. BBQ only is $35 per person. Demos only is
$25 per person.

You can register for the event by going to The Ganoksin website at:

Payment:
You can choose PayPal, Credit Card or Check payment:

If you have questions, please email neorchidevent@metalwerx.com

Join us now at:

Suzanne Wade and Karen Christians
neorchidevent@metalwerx.com


#8

Hello All!

If you are planning to attend the New England Orchid Celebration, YOU
HAVE 3 DAYS REMAINING TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE! If you are thinking
about coming to the NE Orchid Event and haven’t yet registered,
please contact us right away so we can count you in. We are happy to
accept a check at the door at the day of the event.

Register today at http://www.ganoksin.com/events

Karen Christians
M E T A L W E R X
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Ph. 781/891-3854 Fax 3857
http://www.metalwerx.com/
Jewelry/Metalarts School & Cooperative Studio