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[2005 Tucson] Orchid Silent Auction


#1

Hi All,

The big white tents are down, the visiting jewelry people are gone,
Hanuman and Ton are back in Bangkok, and I’ve bought the last tool
and gem stone I just had to have but did’nt need. It is now time for
me to close out the last of the 2005 Tucson Orchid Silent Auction and
to thank everyone who participated by donating, bidding, and/or
working on the event. Each year in January it feels as if it is not
going to happen, but every year the good Orchidins come through and
in February it somehow comes together. I’m happy to let you know
that this year we netted just over $5000—up from last year—but
not as good as it will be next year!!

A number of donators asked me “who won what I donated?” so I am
listing the donators and then the people who were the highest
bidders. Again, I want to remind all of you to support our donators
whenever possible. That is the best thank you we can give.

I also want to thank Dee Mano, Brooke Miner, Roseann Hanson, and
Virginia Vivier for hepling me with the Silent Auction.

I hope to see you again next year in Tucson or perhaps one of the
other regional events between now and then.

Pat Glover

3 Sets of Pyrex Burnishers
Donated by Randy Smith
Winning Bidder: John Flynn, Nancy Lord, Teresa Masters

Cloud Dome Kit
Donated by Cindy Lichfield
Winning Bidder: Amanda Carroll

Light Tent Kit
Donated by Cindy Lichfield
Winning Bidder: Jan Alexander

"Will it Sell?"
Donated by James E White
Winning Bidder: David Baine

FS Knotted Chain Mail Bracelet
Donated by Loren Damewood
Winning Bidder: Leslie Hartwell

Centrifugal Casting System
Donated by Lucas
Winning Bidder: Loren Phippen

Jewelry Art School Workshop
Donated by Brian Marshal
Winning Bidder: Pat Glover

Wolf’s Precision Wax Carvers
Donated by Kate Wolf
Winning Bidder: Lee Epperson

Wolf Waxes
Donated by Kate Wolf
Winning Bidder: Polly Smith

Cut-I-Pi Saw
Donated by John Flynn
Winning Bidder: Kristin Lora

Classroom in a Box
Donated by Blaine Lewis
Winning Bidder: Leslie Hartwell

Classroom in a Box
Donated by Blaine Lewis
Winning Bidder: David Baird

SS Gecko Brooch
Donated by Donna Shimazu
Winning Bidder: John Aikin

"Enameling on Precious Metals"
Donated by Brooke Miner
Winning Bidder: Joan Dulla

3 Cabochons
Donated by David Baird
Winning Bidder: Patti Page

Subscript "Metal Stone & Glass"
Donated by Kathy Gaber
Winning Bidder: David Baird

3 Handmade Pins
Donated by Brenda Ching
Winning Bidder: T. Shea

Subscription "Metalsmith"
Donated by Dana Singer
Winning Bidder: Patti Page

"Tumble Finishing"
Donated by Judy Staby Hoch
Winning Bidder: Maribeth Terry

3 Day Workshop
Donated by Valentin Yotkov
Winning Bidder: Ronda Coryell

Taos Jewelry School
Donated by Marilyn Nicholson
Winning Bidder: Kristin Lora

FS & 24K Repousse Artwork
Donated by Rocio Heredia
Winning Bidder: Geoffry Barken

2 Subscription Lapidary Journal"
Donated by Merle White
Winning Bidder: S. Perlmutter, D. VonHunke

Synclastic Tool
Donated by Linda Castellani
Winning Bidder: Pat Glover

Cripple Creek Turquoise Cabs
Donated by Rick Copeland
Winning Bidder: J. Holt

Cripple Creek Turquoise Rough
Donated by Rick Copeland
Winning Bidder: Shael Barger

3 Sets Assorted Cabs
Donated by Bill Gangi
Winning Bidder: L. Hartwell (2), L. Hartwell

Blue Peruvian Opals
Donated by Greg Genovese
Winning Bidder: Theresa Parsons

Druzy Cabachons and Leaves
Donated by Greg Genovese
Winning Bidder: T. Parsons, S.Satou, S.Perlmutter

Synclastic Tool & Lever
Donated by Miland Seuss
Winning Bidder: Jimmy Eriksson

Sheltec Gift Certificate
Donated by Dar Shelton
Winning Bidder: Sande Corbett

Cast Iron Muffin Pan
Donated by Karen Christians
Winning Bidder: Virginia Flynn

Otto Flex Basic Jewelry Kit
Donated by Otto Frei Tools
Winning Bidder: Martha Benson

$200 Certificate for a Workshop
Donated by Metals Edge Studio
Winning Bidder: Amanda Carroll

"Art Jewelry Today"
Donated by Lisa Hawthorne
Winning Bidder: Maribeth Terry

Hands Free Mini Clamp
Donated by Steve Satou
Winning Bidder: Amanda Carroll

Bench Wax Table
Donated by Steve Satou
Winning Bidder: Patti Page

Bench Steady Rest
Donated by Steve Satou
Winning Bidder: Kathleen Bostide

Swivel Vice
Donated by Steve Satou
Winning Bidder: Ronda Coryell

Steady Rest & Jetset Holder
Donated by Steve Satou
Winning Bidder: Linda Crawford

CD - Manager Pro (3)
Donated by Bejewel Software Co
Winning Bidder: Barb McLaughlin, Sylvia Orioli

Foredom Wax Carver
Donated by Linda Crounse
Winning Bidder: Loren Phippen

Clip on “Daylight” Light (4)
Donated by Indian Jewelry Supply
Winning Bidder: L. Crawford, T. Glover, R. Bollereud

"Ornament & Object"
Donated by Charles Lewton-Brain
Winning Bidder: Dee Mano

"Hinges & Hinge Based Clasps"
Donated by Charles Lewton-Brain
Winning Bidder: Brad Simon

"Small Scale Photography"
Donated by Charles Lewton-Brain
Winning Bidder: Lynn Kelly

"Cheap Thrills in the Tool Shop"
Donated by Charles Lewton-Brain
Winning Bidder: Lisa Hawthorne

"Jewelry Workshop Safety Report"
Donated by Charles Lewton-Brain
Winning Bidder: Jan Alexander

Ezee Mold
Donated by Gerry Pauly
Winning Bidder: Jan Alexander

Tumbled Opal
Donated by Gerry Pauley
Winning Bidder: Trudy Edlebeck

Sterling Animal Figures
Donated by Gerry Pauley
Winning Bidder: Sara Ritchie

Digital Pocket Jewelry Scale
Donated by Myron Tobak Inc
Winning Bidder: Nancy Lord

Touch Scale
Donated by Myron Tobak, Inc
Winning Bidder: Sara Ritchie

“Keum-Boo on Silver”, Foil, Burnisher
Donated by Allcraft
Winning Bidder: Linda Crawford

Heike Seppa’s Bracelet Mandrel
Donated by Allcraft
Winning Bidder: Loren Phippen

"Metal Corrugation"
Donated by Trish McAleer
Winning Bidder: Teresa Masters

Corrugation Compressor
Donated by Trish McAleer
Winning Bidder: Susan Bucknam

Aluminum Die
Donated by Trish McAleer
Winning Bidder: Polly Smith

Benchtop Organizer
Donated by Pat Glover
Winning Bidder: Amanda Carroll

Bur Holder
Donated by Pat Glover
Winning Bidder: John Flynn

Assorted Slabs & Cabs
Donated by Pam Chott
Winning Bidder: Maribeth Terry, Sande Corbett

Kent’s Tools Gift Certificate
Donated by Kent Solberg
Winning Bidder: Nancy Lord

Herstad Cup - Fold Forming
Donated by Charles Lewton-Brain
Winning Bidder: Sara Ritchie

Pleated Fold - Fold Forming
Donated by Charles Lewton-Brain
Winning Bidder: Sara Ritchie

"Chain Making - Link by Link"
Donated by J. Jerousek-McAninch
Winning Bidder: Steve Satou

"Art of Jewelry Making"
Donated by Star Gems
Winning Bidder: Pam Chott

"Secrets of the Gem Trade"
Donated by Richard Wise
Winning Bidder: Anna Jankowiak

“Vintage” Vibralap
Donated by Roseann Hanson
Winning Bidder: Marilynn Nickolson

Kingman, AZ Turquoise
Donated by Roseann Hanson
Winning Bidder: Suzanne Perlmutter

"101 Bench Tips for Jewelers"
Donated by Alan Revere
Winning Bidder: Sara Ritchie

Revere Academy Apron
Donated by Alan Revere
Winning Bidder: Sara Ritchie


#2

Hello Pat,

I was disappointed not to get the final bid on some of the tools
from Steve Satow and Miland - someone distracted me! Never the
less, the real thanks go to YOU and your hard-working committee who
managed the Orchid dinner and the silent auction. Great books,
tools, obj’de art, tools, stones, tools, subscriptions… did I say
tools?? Don’t want to forget the cool tools.

Here’s what went down: A really deserving Susan won the raffle. I
got to visit with industry folk (will be trying the Pt/silver), and
actually met Michael David Sturlin who makes those incredible
crocheted chains. It was wonderful to see Judy Hoch, Loren Damewood
(loved your chainmail), Dan Grandi, Terri Masters, Cynthia Eid,
Hanuman, Ton, Charles, Alan R., Andrea Hill, Karen K., Jerry H.(from
AK), Linda, Kenneth, and the list goes on. Must not forget the
youngest Orchidian there, Steve Satow’s daughter, Stephanie (Shees,
I hope I got the name correct!)… anyway she’s a lovely young woman

  • better keep your shotgun handy, Steve.

A wonderful gathering. I hope I make the next one!!!

Thanks again Pat,

Judy in Kansas


#3

Pat -

Thanks so much for posting that list. Especially nice for those of
us who couldn’t be there.

I’m curious about that Cut-I-Pi Saw donated by John Flynn. I’ve
been Googling, but I can’t find anything about it.

Linda


#4

Linda, The Cuti-Pi saw was designed by the now deceased husband of
Sandy Taylor. They usually demonstrated it at Alpha Supply as well
as Rock and Mineral Clubs around the South West area.

You may find it by looking under Taylor Manufacturing. I did see
Sandy at Alpha and will be in direct contact with her here in So.
California. He named it Cuti-Pi for her.

It is a fantastic saw.
Terrie


#5

Terrie -

        The Cuti-Pi saw was designed by the now deceased husband
of Sandy Taylor. They usually demonstrated it at Alpha Supply as
well as Rock and Mineral Clubs around the South West area. 

Thanks for the info and the story. Whenever I google the saw, all I
get are the hits here on Orchid where the saw was mentioned. If you
do see Sandy, and you happen to think of it, would you ask her if
there’s a Web site or maybe even a supplier. Are they even still
being made?

Thanks,
Linda


#6
    Thanks for the info and the story. Whenever I google the saw,
all I get are the hits here on Orchid where the saw was mentioned. 

Alpha Supply advertises them on their web site here:

http://alpha-supply.com/catalog/pages.php?viewby=cat&catid=244

James in SoFl