Orchid - New Member
Name: Beth Conant
Address: 4721 Valleyfield Drive
Allison Park, PA 15101
I am a dabbler and a hobbyist. I think I have just about every book about
gemstones that's been published and have read and reread them til they
are tattered! Visit local gem shows and collect loose gems...nothing
extravagant though I do have some nice tourmaline and sapphire. Have
'played' with putting gems and settings together thanks to Tripps and
their prenotched settings. Even bought a Foredom and small torch, but
haven't had the courage or knowhow to do much with them yet. Wonder if
there are places where one can apprentice to learn the trade. I have
another career right now...educator...but when I retire which isn't too
many years away, I'd like to learn more!
My passion for jewelry has been eclipsed temporarily with my fascination
with computers and the internet...a good combination anyway, but I do
still subscribe to Lapidary Journal and Colored Stone and continue to
read and visit shows. Don't want this hobby to die. It's just semi-
dormant right now. I was really excited to find this site on the web and
hope to learn more here!
Thanks all for being here!
Dr. E. Aspler
Ganoksin Jewelry Co.,Ltd.