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Ganoksin Extended 2007 Raffle is Announced!


#1

Ganoksin Extended 2007 Raffle is Announced!

We are pleased to announce the extended Orchid Raffle in conjunction
with the The 11th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner in February 2007.

You don’t have to attend the Orchid dinner in order to participate in
the raffle! The raffle is open to Orchidians worldwide!

All raffle proceeds go directly to support Ganoksin and supports
exchange of free for all.

This year our prize list is incredible! Some wonderful donors have
contact us directly because of YOUR participation in the Orchid
Forum. Not only do we have tools, equipment and education
opportunities, but three Orchidians are donating their high end works
of art. The list is extensive, and there is something for everybody
who works in a studio or takes classes in a school.

The winner will be drawn on the night of the The 11th Annual Tucson
Orchid Dinner, Friday, Feb. 2, 2007

You asked, we listened! There will now be SIX winners of the
Ganoksin Raffle, Increasing your chances to win dramatically!

Our comprehensive list of suppliers are those who believe in Orchid
and the power of jewelry exchange.

Please do your part in supporting these vendors when you think of
your next purchase. This is your chance to win these amazing prizes.

The total value of the prizes is $18,484

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-07.htm

Grand Prize: Total Value of $7009

  • Gold banner advertising account on Ganoksin - $1,599
  • Rio Grande - Gift Certificate for $1,000 worth of tools - $1000
  • Metalwerx - Gift Certificate for classes - $1000
  • Rio Grande - Registration for Clasp 2007 - $715
  • MJSA - Professional Membership - $500
  • JNB Studio - Complete set of Engraving Master Series DVDs - $500
  • Otto Frei - Lindstrom plier and cutter kit - $400
  • Foredom - 2220, New SR motor, Jewelers Kit - $395
  • Gesswein - Gift Certificate for $300 worth of tools - $300
  • McKinnon Global - Gift Certificate for $300 - $300
  • Discount Digital Art - Pro Slide Scanning - $300

2nd Prize:
Durston DRM 130 Double Sided Bench Rolling Mill

Value - $3500

3rd Prize:
Ti-Research’s Cast/T Centrifugal Casting Machine with Accessories

Value - $3000

4th Prize:
Kelly Johnson - 18K fused gold, sterling and opal bracelet

Value - $2500

5th Prize:
James Binnion - A custom pendant from James Binnion in Mokume Gane

Value - $1500

6th Prize:
Cynthia Eid - Five Piece Hand Fabricated Hor D’Ouevres Set in
Argentium

Value - $975

Remember:

In previous raffles tickets sold out as fast as 48 hours, so please
don’t wait and purchase your tickets today!

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid.

Purchase a ticket today. It’s easy!

Simply point your browser to
http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-07.htm

Thank you for your support
For a better Orchid
Hanuman


#2

Ganoksin Extended 2007 Raffle is Announced!

We are pleased to announce the extended Orchid Raffle in conjunction
with the The 11th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner in February 2007.

You don’t have to attend the Orchid dinner in order to participate in
the raffle! The raffle is open to Orchidians worldwide!

All raffle proceeds go directly to support Ganoksin and supports
exchange of free for all.

This year our prize list is incredible! Some wonderful donors have
contact us directly because of YOUR participation in the Orchid
Forum. Not only do we have tools, equipment and education
opportunities, but three Orchidians are donating their high end works
of art. The list is extensive, and there is something for everybody
who works in a studio or takes classes in a school.

The winner will be drawn on the night of the The 11th Annual Tucson
Orchid Dinner, Friday, Feb. 2, 2007

You asked, we listened! There will now be SIX winners of the
Ganoksin Raffle, Increasing your chances to win dramatically!

Our comprehensive list of suppliers are those who believe in Orchid
and the power of jewelry exchange.

Please do your part in supporting these vendors when you think of
your next purchase. This is your chance to win these amazing prizes.

The total value of the prizes is $18,484

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-07.htm

Grand Prize: Total Value of $7009

  • Gold banner advertising account on Ganoksin - $1,599
  • Rio Grande - Gift Certificate for $1,000 worth of tools - $1000
  • Metalwerx - Gift Certificate for classes - $1000
  • Rio Grande - Registration for Clasp 2007 - $715
  • MJSA - Professional Membership - $500
  • JNB Studio - Complete set of Engraving Master Series DVDs - $500
  • Otto Frei - Lindstrom plier and cutter kit - $400
  • Foredom - 2220, New SR motor, Jewelers Kit - $395
  • Gesswein - Gift Certificate for $300 worth of tools - $300
  • McKinnon Global - Gift Certificate for $300 - $300
  • Discount Digital Art - Pro Slide Scanning - $300

2nd Prize:
Durston DRM 130 Double Sided Bench Rolling Mill

Value - $3500

3rd Prize:
Ti-Research’s Cast/T Centrifugal Casting Machine with Accessories

Value - $3000

4th Prize:
Kelly Johnson - 18K fused gold, sterling and opal bracelet

Value - $2500

5th Prize:
James Binnion - A custom pendant from James Binnion in Mokume Gane

Value - $1500

6th Prize:
Cynthia Eid - Five Piece Hand Fabricated Hor D’Ouevres Set in
Argentium

Value - $975

Remember:

In previous raffles tickets sold out as fast as 48 hours, so please
don’t wait and purchase your tickets today!

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid.

Purchase a ticket today. It’s easy!

Simply point your browser to
http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-07.htm

Thank you for your support
For a better Orchid
Hanuman


#3

Ganoksin Extended 2007 Raffle is Announced!

We are pleased to announce the extended Orchid Raffle in conjunction
with the The 11th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner in February 2007.

You don’t have to attend the Orchid dinner in order to participate in
the raffle! The raffle is open to Orchidians worldwide!

All raffle proceeds go directly to support Ganoksin and supports
exchange of free for all.

This year our prize list is incredible! Some wonderful donors have
contact us directly because of YOUR participation in the Orchid
Forum. Not only do we have tools, equipment and education
opportunities, but three Orchidians are donating their high end works
of art. The list is extensive, and there is something for everybody
who works in a studio or takes classes in a school.

The winner will be drawn on the night of the The 11th Annual Tucson
Orchid Dinner, Friday, Feb. 2, 2007

You asked, we listened! There will now be SIX winners of the
Ganoksin Raffle, Increasing your chances to win dramatically!

Our comprehensive list of suppliers are those who believe in Orchid
and the power of jewelry exchange.

Please do your part in supporting these vendors when you think of
your next purchase. This is your chance to win these amazing prizes.

The total value of the prizes is $18,484

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-07.htm

Grand Prize: Total Value of $7009

  • Gold banner advertising account on Ganoksin - $1,599
  • Rio Grande - Gift Certificate for $1,000 worth of tools - $1000
  • Metalwerx - Gift Certificate for classes - $1000
  • Rio Grande - Registration for Clasp 2007 - $715
  • MJSA - Professional Membership - $500
  • JNB Studio - Complete set of Engraving Master Series DVDs - $500
  • Otto Frei - Lindstrom plier and cutter kit - $400
  • Foredom - 2220, New SR motor, Jewelers Kit - $395
  • Gesswein - Gift Certificate for $300 worth of tools - $300
  • McKinnon Global - Gift Certificate for $300 - $300
  • Discount Digital Art - Pro Slide Scanning - $300

2nd Prize:
Durston DRM 130 Double Sided Bench Rolling Mill

Value - $3500

3rd Prize:
Ti-Research’s Cast/T Centrifugal Casting Machine with Accessories

Value - $3000

4th Prize:
Kelly Johnson - 18K fused gold, sterling and opal bracelet

Value - $2500

5th Prize:
James Binnion - A custom pendant from James Binnion in Mokume Gane

Value - $1500

6th Prize:
Cynthia Eid - Five Piece Hand Fabricated Hor D’Ouevres Set in
Argentium

Value - $975

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid.

Purchase a ticket today. It’s easy!

Simply point your browser to
http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-07.htm

Thank you for your support
For a better Orchid
Hanuman


#4

Hello All!

Now that the holiday rush is finally over, presents opened, turkeys
eaten and champagne sipped, it’s time to start thinking about Tucson.
The event will be here faster than you realize and we begin the
countdown to the 2007 Raffle.

The DEADLINE for purchasing a raffle ticket is WEDNESDAY, JANUARY
31!!

Odds have increased for winning a prize at the raffle. Six lucky
winners will go home with something fantastic for either their bench
or for something to wear. In the next few weeks I will be
highlighting our extraordinary supporters of Orchid.

Support Ganoksin and all it does for you. Buy a ticket for only $39.

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-07.htm

Rio Grande has generously donated a registration to CLASP in 2007.
As you have read on the Orchid list, this was a smash hit jewelry
conference. Rio Grande presented everything beautifully and
professionally, from groundbreaking lectures in Muse, Method and
Money (my personal favorite), t= o Dinners With Friends and the CAD
Cafe.

Registration to CLASP 2007 Value - $715

Clasp is an innovative conference sponsored Rio Grande and its
advisory partners The Ganoksin Project, Bench Media, Manufacturing
Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA) and The Society of North
American Goldsmiths (SNAG).

Clasp will explore all aspects of the business of jewelry-making
art, working to educate and inspire jewelry-makers across the
industry in a setting that encourages networking with peers and
interaction with speakers from inside as well as outside the jewelry
industry.

MJSA is one busy group of devoted professionals who have your
business, your collaborations and your creations and education on
their radar. They produce MJSA Journal which has you the creator and
jewelry maker in mind. They produce great books, like the Orchid
Bench series and terrific articles. They also have outstanding
professional conferences like the MJSA Expo in New York City. Most
importantly, they have YOU in mind. This year for the Ganoksin
Raffle, they are donating a Membership to further your business and
help you grow and to follow your passion. MJSA are experts in all
aspects of your jewelry business, from a one person studio to a huge
jewelry factory.

Thank you MJSA for investing in the family of Ganoksin.

MJSA Professional Membership Value - $500

Our member companies span all areas of the jewelry industry precious
and fashion jewelry manufacturers, designers, bench jewelers,
suppliers of the latest equipment and services, gem dealers, and
retailers that want a better understanding of jewelry manufacturing
processes.

MJSA members have access to top industry business programs, allowing
them to reduce operational costs through group discounts. These
programs include cost-effective high-value shipping through FedEx,
jewelers block with free unattended auto insurance, and advertising
and exhibiting discounts.

Complete set of Engraving Master Series DVDs Retail Price - $500

On DVD! Comprehensive “over the shoulder” instruction from a European
Trained Master Engraver. Beginner through advanced! JNB Studio

For a complete listing of all the donations to the Ganoksin Raffle
visit http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-07.htm

Karen Christians
Ganoksin Raffle Organizer
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Ph. 781/891-3854 Fax 3857


#5

Ganoksin Extended 2007 Raffle is Announced!

We are pleased to announce the extended Orchid Raffle in conjunction
with the The 11th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner in February 2007.

You don’t have to attend the Orchid dinner in order to participate in
the raffle! The raffle is open to Orchidians worldwide!

All raffle proceeds go directly to support Ganoksin and supports
exchange of free for all.

This year our prize list is incredible! Some wonderful donors have
contact us directly because of YOUR participation in the Orchid
Forum. Not only do we have tools, equipment and education
opportunities, but three Orchidians are donating their high end works
of art. The list is extensive, and there is something for everybody
who works in a studio or takes classes in a school.

The winner will be drawn on the night of the The 11th Annual Tucson
Orchid Dinner, Friday, Feb. 2, 2007

You asked, we listened! There will now be SIX winners of the
Ganoksin Raffle, Increasing your chances to win dramatically!

Our comprehensive list of suppliers are those who believe in Orchid
and the power of jewelry exchange.

Please do your part in supporting these vendors when you think of
your next purchase. This is your chance to win these amazing prizes.

The total value of the prizes is $18,484

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-07.htm

Grand Prize: Total Value of $7009

  • Gold banner advertising account on Ganoksin - $1,599
  • Rio Grande - Gift Certificate for $1,000 worth of tools - $1000
  • Metalwerx - Gift Certificate for classes - $1000
  • Rio Grande - Registration for Clasp 2007 - $715
  • MJSA - Professional Membership - $500
  • JNB Studio - Complete set of Engraving Master Series DVDs - $500
  • Otto Frei - Lindstrom plier and cutter kit - $400
  • Foredom - 2220, New SR motor, Jewelers Kit - $395
  • Gesswein - Gift Certificate for $300 worth of tools - $300
  • McKinnon Global - Gift Certificate for $300 - $300
  • Discount Digital Art - Pro Slide Scanning - $300

2nd Prize:
Durston DRM 130 Double Sided Bench Rolling Mill

Value - $3500

3rd Prize:
Ti-Research’s Cast/T Centrifugal Casting Machine with Accessories

Value - $3000

4th Prize:
Kelly Johnson - 18K fused gold, sterling and opal bracelet

Value - $2500

5th Prize:
James Binnion - A custom pendant from James Binnion in Mokume Gane

Value - $1500

6th Prize:
Cynthia Eid - Five Piece Hand Fabricated Hor D’Ouevres Set in
Argentium Sterling

Value - $975

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid.

Purchase a ticket today. It’s easy!

Simply point your browser to
http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-07.htm

Thank you for your support
For a better Orchid
Hanuman


#6

Hi All,

We are getting very close to the deadline for the online raffle.

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-07.htm

Deadline for raffle tickets is January 31!

As you know, this is an opportunity to really help Ganoksin support
everything you read and use.

This is a generous donation from our friends at Otto Frei. They have
top notch supplies from major brands which stand for quality and
craftsmanship. Otto Frei has donated a wonderful selection of pliers
and cutters which any jeweler would love to have for their collection
and use.

Thank you Otto Frei!

Otto Frei
P. PO. Box 796,
Oakland CA 94604
Tel: 800-772-3456
Fax: 510-834-6217

http://www.ottofrei.com/store/home.php

Lindstrom plier and cutter kit
Retail Price - $400

This kit features the classic white handled Superior line, the
yellow handled 80 series cutters and some of the new ergonomic Rx
Series pliers and cutters. Or choose the pliers and cutters you like
from our extensive inventory of Lindstrom products. Otto Frei-Quality
Jewelry Tools and Findings Since 1930, a proud supporter of Ganoskin.

Foredom is the leader in rotary tools and accessories. They are more
than just a factory that produces fine equipment, they are helpful,
approachable and will answer any question you have. This is a great
company that makes top notch products with care and precision.

Thank you Foredom

Foredom

Blackstone Industries, Inc.
16 Stony Hill Rd,
Bethel, CT 06801

http://www.blackstoneind.com/foundations/store/home.asp

Foredom - 2220, New SR motor, Jewelers Kit
Retail Price - $395

Foredom - 2220, New SR motor, Jewelers Kit - New 1/6 HP Reversible
SR Motor FCT Foot Operated Speed Control No. 30’ Handpiece with
geared 3-jaw #0 chuck and CK-0 chuck key with plastic handle.

Includes updated 50 piece accessory kit. Plus, the New No. 20 Quick
Change hand- piece in place of the No. 30. The No 20 is for use with
3/32" shank burs. Includes shipping. But that’s not all. If you act
now, you will receive the “Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft” by
Karen Christians. An Orchid in Print book, a joint venture by
Ganoksin and MJSA. $34.95

Gesswein’s enthusastic and continual support of Ganoksin exemplify
the kind of company that is Gesswein. Elaine Corwin has not only been
an early adopter of the Ganoksin’s mission, but her technical
expertise in the Orchi= d in Print Book “Making the Most of your
Flex-shaft” was invaluable. Gesswein has a superb staff and very find
products.

Thank you Gesswein!

Gesswein
255 Hancock Ave
Bridgeport CT 06605-0936

http://www.gesswein.com

Gift Certificate for $300 worth of tools
Retail Price - $300

Perfect for outfitting your bench, the winner of this prize can let
their fingers do the walking through the Gesswein Catalog! This
generous gift certificate will allow you to pick up a new set of
files, burs, or any goody to outfit your studio.

Mike McKinnon from McKinnon Global has been a staunch supporter of
metalsmiths, goldsmiths and bench jewelers and their need to perfect
and create. We are very excited to have McKinnon Global add their
products to the impressive list Ganoksin Raffle Supporters. Check out
their website and you will see what I mean.

Thank you McKinnon Global!

http://www.mckinnonglobal.com/

McKinnon Global
Fine Jewelry & Creative Supplies
1313 5th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 1-800-452-4816

Gift Certificate of Jewelry Accessories from 3M Value $300 Retail
Price - $300

Although the name McKinnon Global might be new to you, Mike
McKinnon’s contributions to Ganoksin are. Mike McKinnon is the person
who brought the idea and the market of 3M’s Radial Bristle Discs to
jewelers. He has formed his own company believing in the collective
power of jewelers and metalsmiths. He will be the first to distribute
the new FX Wheel Kit for Jewelers.

Tired of search through stacks of slides wondering if you? Want to
enter the digital revolution by streamlining your jury entries? Then
look no further. Discount Digital Art will take those mountain of
slides and convert them into clear, crisp and color corrected images
worthy of a magazine article that will make you shine!

Thank you Discount Digital Art!

Discount Digital Art

http://www.discountdigitalart.com

4558-B Capital Blvd, Suite 177
Raleigh, NC 27604-4353
(919) 656-8540 - - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

Pro Slide Scanning Value $300

For complete digital scanning services, Discount Digital Art can do
it all. From slides, print negatives, enlargements, photo editing
video, they are professional and will make your work look amazing.

Convert your old slides into stunning digital images. They will
remove the blues from your slide presentation and put your crisp and
photo quality onto a DVD, with up to 10,000 dpi. Your reduced 300dpi
for print quality will pop off the page!

Karen Christians
Ganoksin Raffle Organizer
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Ph. 781/891-3854 Fax 3857


#7

Hi Everyone,

We are getting very close to the end of the 2007 Tucson Event
Ganoksin Raffle!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-07.htm

Deadline for Ticket Purchase is JANUARY 31ST! Remember, there are
SIX WINNERS this year and one or more of you are bound to be at the
dinner.

Speaking of the Tucson Orchid Event 2007 Dinner, PRE-REGISTER FOR
$35! Tickets will go up at the door to $45. Help Ganoksin and our
patron Rio Grande organize a great event for you.

http://www.ganoksin.com/events

REMEMBER! We have a table set aside called ORCHID SHARES This is an
opportunity for you to bring postcards, brochures, magazines or any
literature which you wish to share to other Orchidians.

Let me take this opportunity on behalf of Ganoksin to thank ALL of
our generous supporters. Your support of Ganoksin allows open
discussions of creativity, solutions to safety, creative ideas and
most important, a connection to a unique community.

Now…drum roll…

The Final List of Ganoksin Raffle Supporters!

The first rolling mill I ever purchased was from Durston.
(http://www.Durston.com) I still have it after 12 years. Then I went
to Tucson and bought another. It has taken the abuse of students and
artists who thought they knew how to operate it. Durston mills are
incredible.

Durston DRM 130 Double Sided Bench Rolling Mill
Value $3500

Durston Rolling Mills High capacity rolling mill with large flat area
130mm. The most powerful, robust and high specification rolling mill
available 1.5 HP. Powerful enough for Continuous Operation. Variable
speed as standard (5-40 r.p.m.). Incorporating emergency stop button
and forward and reverse. Two sets of extension rolls. Large easy to
read calibrated disc giving exact roll measurement. Including easy to
operate hand wheel.

Very compact. Dimensions 821mm x 400mm x 560mm (32" x 16" x 22"). As
you would expect from “Durston’s” the rolls are high quality Swedish
roll steel specially heated to RC 63 / 64 for maximum hardness.
These run in high load roller bearings guaranteeing a perfect rolled
product.

Durston Rolling Mills
http://www.Durston.com
Progress House
Hospital Hill, Waterside
Chesham, Bucks HP5 1PJ UK

Thank you Durston!

Ti-Research’s Cast/T Centrifugal Casting Machine with Accessories
Value $3000

I witnessed a ring casting demonstration at Kraftwerks with platinum
and stainless steel. Every detail in the ring was preserved, every
safety consideration with the machine was conceived. It’s easy to use
and perfect for the bench jeweler, small jewelry shop or designer.

Ti-Research’s Cast/T and NoWax

One of the problems bench jewelers face is that most casting
equipment is designed for larger manufacturers and thus requires a
greater investment of money and workspace to operate effectively. But
German manufacturer Ti- Research is changing this scenario.

The company, which is based in Mainbernheim, Bavaria, Germany, was
selected as a 2005 AJMInnovation Award winner on the strength of two
products: the Cast/T centrifugal casting machine and NoWax, a
light-curing resin casting compound designed for the easy creation of
irregularly shaped objects.

AJM Innovation Awards judge Lewton-Brain gave NoWax high marks for
offering designers greater flexibility and the ability to create
unique cast designs. read more at AJM Innovation Awards 2005

Ti-Research GbR
Am Oberen Bhl 13
D-97350 Mainbernheim
Germany

Tel: +49 (0)9323 80159
Fax:+49 (0)9323 80156

Thank you Ti-Research!

Metalwerx - Gift Certificate
Value - $1000

Take advantage of some of our great workshops for 2007. Learn about
Fold Forming with Charles Lewton Brain, Lapidary with Michael Boyd,
or build your own sterling silver teapot with Michael Banner. We will
even through in your lodging! Past recipients Susan Bucknam and Karen
Lechner had a great time at Metalwerx, and so can you.

Metalwerx
50 Guinan Street
Waltham MA 02451

The Metalsmiths.

This is the first year that we have offered jewelry for the Ganoksin
Raffle. We embrace the support of these artisans and their hours at
the bench to offer something of extraordinary beauty. We thank the
professional contributions of Cynthia Eid, James Binnion, and in the
spirit of the audience of Ganoksin, an emerging artist, Kelly
Johnson.

These items will be on display at the Metalwerx Booth in Rio
Grande’s Catalog in Motion, Tucson East Hotel throughout the duration
of the event. Please stop by and see the work of these talented
artists.

James Binnion

A custom pendant from James Binnion in Mokume Gane
Value $1500

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-05/Binnionpendant1.jpg

I have been making jewelry for over 30 years. I first learned the
basics of fabrication and lost wax casting in high school craft
classes, but my love of crafts started much earlier. My grandmother
is a weaver and furniture maker and had craft projects and the
magazine “Craft Horizons” in her home for me to enjoy. I attended
Texas State Technical Institute and studied commercial art and
advertising (1974-1975). A large portion of my adult life has been
spent reading, studying and experimenting in the metal arts. While I
do not have any academic training in jewelry metal arts I have
attended many workshops and seminars that have focused on the
technical aspects of jewelry making, metallurgy and metal arts.

My designs reflect the two major, often conflicting aspects of my
personality: the engineer and the artist. These are reflected in the
rigorous requirements to successfully laminate the mokume gane and
the fluid patterns carved in its surface.

James Binnion

Handcrafted, Custom Designed and Created especially for you using
the ancient Japanese technique of Mokume Gane.

Cynthia Eid

Five Piece Hand Fabricated Hor D’Ouevres Set in Argentium Sterling
Value $975

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-05/eid1.jpg

Cynthia is an award-winning designer metalsmith whose 30-plus years
of experience include a Master of Fine Arts degree, three years as
designer, modelmaker, and supervisor in a jewelry factory, two years
as a designer and goldsmith in retail custom jewelry, and 15 years of
teaching. Currently, she makes one-of-a-kind and custom hollowware,
jewelry, and Judaica, and teaches in the Boston area.

http://www.cynthiaeid.com

Kelly Johnson

18K fused gold, sterling and opal bracelet
Value $2500

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-05/KJohnson1.jpg

Kelly Johnson is a self taught jeweler residing in Santa Barbara,
CA. She begam her metal working journey pounding out lead solder and
copper in her father’s ‘Radio Room’ workshop at the age of eight
while most girls were discovering makeup. At 10 years old, her
initiation to fire was illustrated by an incident involving paint
thinner strewn on a wooden deck and ignited at a family gathering.

Kelly earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology Cum Laude at
the California State University at Northridge. While at college,
these hidden afflictions briefly emerged in the form of the Fred
Lauritzen Memorial Scholarship for Metal Arts Excellence in 1994.

Kelly also plays with fire. http://www.pyrospin.com