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Ganoksin Orchid Raffle 2008 is Announced!


#1

Ganoksin Orchid Raffle 2008 is Announced!
Total prize package is $ 23,187.90
https://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

We are pleased to announce the Orchid Raffle in conjunction with the
The 12th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner in February 2008.

You don’t have to attend the Orchid dinner in order to participate
in the raffle! 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, education and business
opportunities, but five 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 winners will
be drawn on the night of the The 12th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner,
Friday, Feb. 8, 2008

You asked, we listened! There will now be SEVEN 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.
Total prize package is $ 23,187.90

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Grand Prize: Total Value of $12, 373.90

  • Gold banner advertising account on Ganoksin - $1,599
  • Hill Management Consulting - Business Consultation - $1,080
  • Durston - Durston Rolling Mill DRM C130 Manual Mill - $1,195
  • Reactive Metals - Gift Certificate for Metals Products - $1,000
  • Discount Digital Art - Gift Certificate for image scanning - $1,000
  • Jewelry Training Center - Workshop in including lodging - $1,000
  • McKinnon Global - Custom Web Programming and Business Plan - $1,000
  • Foredom - Foredom TX Flexshaft and Book - $428.90
  • Myron Toback - Ambassador Collection Dapping Set - $415
  • Gemz - Workshop voucher including gravers and materials - $414
  • Otto Frei - A collection of Lindstrom pliers and cutters - $400
  • Swanstrom Tools USA - 3 sets of high quality pliers - $393
  • Gesswein - Gift Certificate from their Tool Catalog - $300
  • Allcraft - A selection of hammers - $300
  • MJSA - Selection of books and a subscription to MJSA Journal - $300
  • Racecar Jewelry - Model Making and Casting Workshop - $300
  • Bob Rush - Gift certificate for a variety of cabochons - $300
  • RHB Enterprises - Gift certificate for stones - $300
  • JewelerProfit - Geller’s Blue Book to Jewelry Repair Cost - $299
  • Fretz Design, LLC - Exclusive Forming Hammers - $250
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

2nd Prize:

  • Pat Pruitt - Bracelet Stainless Steel, Industrial diamonds - $2,500

3rd Prize:

  • Chris Ploof Studio - A custom Mokume Gane Ring - $2,500

4th Prize:

  • Don Friedlich - Hand fabricated brooch: Glass and 18K Gold - $1,800

5th Prize:

  • Beth Rosengard - Brooch: Tourmalines, 14k & 22k Gold - $1,500

6th Prize:

  • Asphalt Apache Design - Web design & hosting for one year - $1,400
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

7th Prize:

  • Amy Burkholder - Brooch and Eearrings: 22k keum-boo diamonds - $500
  • Gemz - Workshop voucher including gravers and materials - $414
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

Remember:

In previous raffles tickets sold out fast, 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-08.htm

Thank you for your support
For a better Orchid
Hanuman

Kathleen Boyd the Ganoksin Winner for 2007 raffle shares her
experience:

I’m a beginner craftsperson. Over the past years, Ganoksin has helped
me out of many binds. This has included learning how to cure stumps,
saving the patina on copper, and tips on soldering. As a result, I
purchased a raffle ticket to support the site that has given me so
much. The list of prizes was tantalizing and I daydreamed about
winning. When I heard Karen and Hanuman’s voices on my voicemail I
proceeded to dance a jig around the kitchen and my family thought I
had finally lost it.

My studio is very modest and sparse, so winning the gift
certificates for tools has allowed me to try new techniques and
expand my skills. The first of the prizes to arrive was the Foredom
Flex shaft. I had been making do with a really cheap knockoff; it is
amazing the difference a quality tool makes. JNB studio sent me the
entire set of instructional engraving DVDs. The Gesswein and Otto
Frei gift certificates were used to buy an engraving ball and gravers
and I am in the process of learning to become an expert engraver. I
have not produced anything museum worthy yet but I’m working on it.
The McCinnon Global certificates bought a Foredom bench polishing
lathe. The Rio gift certificate bought something I have been drooling
over for years, the Bill Fretz anvil set. My studio is now
overflowing with an array of awesome new equipment that I experiment
with daily.

As luck would have it, I live in the Boston area and am a current
student at Metalwerx so a gift certicate there was especially
welcome. I learned the art of chasing on a vessel from Valentin
Yakov. Registration to the Clasp conference in Denver put on by Rio
was also included, what a fabulous informative time! I had three days
of sharing with wonderful, creative people, learning
about marketing and new ways to open creative channels and I came
home with my creative juices recharged and new ideas about how to
streamline my work flow and market my jewelry.

Winning the Ganoksin raffle has completely transformed my studio from
a bare bones space to one teaming with fun tools to play with. It has
been a year of wonderful surprises and awesome creative experiences.
I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Ganoksin raffle
for the generosity.


#2

Orchid Tucson Raffle

This is your chance to win some amazing prizes!!
The total for prizes value is 23,187.90 US$!

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid. Purchase a Raffle ticket today.

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm


#3

Ganoksin Orchid Raffle 2008 is Announced!
Total prize package is $ 23,187.90
https://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

We are pleased to announce the Orchid Raffle in conjunction with the
The 12th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner in February 2008. (Rio Grande -
Banquet Sponsor http://www.riogrande.com)

You don’t have to attend the Orchid dinner in order to participate
in the raffle! 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, education and business
opportunities, but five 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 winners will
be drawn on the night of the The 12th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner,
Friday, Feb. 8, 2008

You asked, we listened! There will now be SEVEN 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.
Total prize package is $ 23,187.90

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Grand Prize: Total Value of $12,373.90

  • Gold banner advertising account on Ganoksin - $1,599
  • Hill Management Consulting - Business Consultation - $1,080
  • Durston - Durston Rolling Mill DRM C130 Manual Mill - $1,195
  • Reactive Metals - Gift Certificate for Metals Products - $1,000
  • Discount Digital Art - Gift Certificate for image scanning - $1,000
  • Jewelry Training Center - Workshop in including lodging - $1,000
  • McKinnon Global - Custom Web Programming and Business Plan - $1,000
  • Foredom - Foredom TX Flexshaft and Book - $428.90
  • Myron Toback - Ambassador Collection Dapping Set - $415
  • Gemz - Workshop voucher including gravers and materials - $414
  • Otto Frei - A collection of Lindstrom pliers and cutters - $400
  • Swanstrom Tools USA - 3 sets of high quality pliers - $393
  • Gesswein - Gift Certificate from their Tool Catalog - $300
  • Allcraft - A selection of hammers - $300
  • MJSA - Selection of books and a subscription to MJSA Journal - $300
  • Racecar Jewelry - Model Making and Casting Workshop - $300
  • Bob Rush - Gift certificate for a variety of cabochons - $300
  • RHB Enterprises - Gift certificate for stones - $300
  • JewelerProfit - Geller’s Blue Book to Jewelry Repair Cost - $299
  • Fretz Design, LLC - Exclusive Forming Hammers - $250
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

2nd Prize:

  • Pat Pruitt - Bracelet Stainless Steel, Industrial diamonds - $2,500

3rd Prize:

  • Chris Ploof Studio
    A custom Stainless Steel Damascus and 18K Gold Ring - $2,500

4th Prize:

  • Don Friedlich - Hand fabricated brooch: Glass and 18K Gold - $1,800

5th Prize:

  • Beth Rosengard - Brooch: Tourmalines, 14k & 22k Gold - $1,500

6th Prize:

  • Asphalt Apache Design - Web design & hosting for one year - $1,400
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

7th Prize:

  • Amy Burkholder - Brooch and Eearrings: 22k keum-boo diamonds - $500
  • Gemz - Workshop voucher including gravers and materials - $414
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

This is your chance to win some amazing prizes!!
The total for prizes value is 23,187.90 US$!

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid. Purchase a Raffle ticket today.

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Thank you for your support
For a better Orchid
Hanuman


#4

Ganoksin Orchid Raffle 2008 is Announced!
Total prize package is $ 23,187.90
https://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

We are pleased to announce the Orchid Raffle in conjunction with the
The 12th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner in February 2008. (Rio Grande -
Banquet Sponsor http://www.riogrande.com)

You don’t have to attend the Orchid dinner in order to participate
in the raffle! 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, education and business
opportunities, but five 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 winners will
be drawn on the night of the The 12th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner,
Friday, Feb. 8, 2008

You asked, we listened! There will now be SEVEN 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.
Total prize package is $ 23,187.90

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Grand Prize: Total Value of $12,373.90

  • Gold banner advertising account on Ganoksin - $1,599
  • Hill Management Consulting - Business Consultation - $1,080
  • Durston - Durston Rolling Mill DRM C130 Manual Mill - $1,195
  • Reactive Metals - Gift Certificate for Metals Products - $1,000
  • Discount Digital Art - Gift Certificate for image scanning - $1,000
  • Jewelry Training Center - Workshop in including lodging - $1,000
  • McKinnon Global - Custom Web Programming and Business Plan - $1,000
  • Foredom - Foredom TX Flexshaft and Book - $428.90
  • Myron Toback - Ambassador Collection Dapping Set - $415
  • Gemz - Workshop voucher including gravers and materials - $414
  • Otto Frei - A collection of Lindstrom pliers and cutters - $400
  • Swanstrom Tools USA - 3 sets of high quality pliers - $393
  • Gesswein - Gift Certificate from their Tool Catalog - $300
  • Allcraft - A selection of hammers - $300
  • MJSA - Selection of books and a subscription to MJSA Journal - $300
  • Racecar Jewelry - Model Making and Casting Workshop - $300
  • Bob Rush - Gift certificate for a variety of cabochons - $300
  • RHB Enterprises - Gift certificate for stones - $300
  • JewelerProfit - Geller’s Blue Book to Jewelry Repair Cost - $299
  • Fretz Design, LLC - Exclusive Forming Hammers - $250
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

2nd Prize:

  • Pat Pruitt - Bracelet Stainless Steel, Industrial diamonds - $2,500

3rd Prize:

  • Chris Ploof Studio
    A custom Stainless Steel Damascus and 18K Gold Ring - $2,500

4th Prize:

  • Don Friedlich - Hand fabricated brooch: Glass and 18K Gold - $1,800

5th Prize:

  • Beth Rosengard - Brooch: Tourmalines, 14k & 22k Gold - $1,500

6th Prize:

  • Asphalt Apache Design - Web design & hosting for one year - $1,400
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

7th Prize:

  • Amy Burkholder - Brooch and Eearrings: 22k keum-boo diamonds - $500
  • Gemz - Workshop voucher including gravers and materials - $414
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

This is your chance to win some amazing prizes!!
The total for prizes value is 23,187.90 US$!

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid. Purchase a Raffle ticket today.

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Thank you for your support
For a better Orchid
Hanuman


#5

Orchid Tucson Raffle

This is your chance to win some amazing prizes!!
The total for prizes value is 23,187.90 US$!

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid. Purchase a Raffle ticket today.

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm


#6

Ganoksin Orchid Raffle 2008 is Announced!
Total prize package is $ 23,187.90
https://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

We are pleased to announce the Orchid Raffle in conjunction with the
The 12th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner in February 2008. (Rio Grande -
Banquet Sponsor http://www.riogrande.com)

You don’t have to attend the Orchid dinner in order to participate
in the raffle! 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, education and business
opportunities, but five 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 winners will
be drawn on the night of the The 12th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner,
Friday, Feb. 8, 2008

You asked, we listened! There will now be SEVEN 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.
Total prize package is $ 23,187.90

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Grand Prize: Total Value of $12,373.90

  • Gold banner advertising account on Ganoksin - $1,599
  • Hill Management Consulting - Business Consultation - $1,080
  • Durston - Durston Rolling Mill DRM C130 Manual Mill - $1,195
  • Reactive Metals - Gift Certificate for Metals Products - $1,000
  • Discount Digital Art - Gift Certificate for image scanning - $1,000
  • Jewelry Training Center - Workshop in including lodging - $1,000
  • McKinnon Global - Custom Web Programming and Business Plan - $1,000
  • Foredom - Foredom TX Flexshaft and Book - $428.90
  • Myron Toback - Ambassador Collection Dapping Set - $415
  • Gemz - Workshop voucher including gravers and materials - $414
  • Otto Frei - A collection of Lindstrom pliers and cutters - $400
  • Swanstrom Tools USA - 3 sets of high quality pliers - $393
  • Gesswein - Gift Certificate from their Tool Catalog - $300
  • Allcraft - A selection of hammers - $300
  • MJSA - Selection of books and a subscription to MJSA Journal - $300
  • Racecar Jewelry - Model Making and Casting Workshop - $300
  • Bob Rush - Gift certificate for a variety of cabochons - $300
  • RHB Enterprises - Gift certificate for stones - $300
  • JewelerProfit - Geller’s Blue Book to Jewelry Repair Cost - $299
  • Fretz Design, LLC - Exclusive Forming Hammers - $250
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

2nd Prize:

  • Pat Pruitt - Bracelet Stainless Steel, Industrial diamonds - $2,500

3rd Prize:

  • Chris Ploof Studio
    A custom Stainless Steel Damascus and 18K Gold Ring - $2,500

4th Prize:

  • Don Friedlich - Hand fabricated brooch: Glass and 18K Gold - $1,800

5th Prize:

  • Beth Rosengard - Brooch: Tourmalines, 14k & 22k Gold - $1,500

6th Prize:

  • Asphalt Apache Design - Web design & hosting for one year - $1,400
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

7th Prize:

  • Amy Burkholder - Brooch and Eearrings: 22k keum-boo diamonds - $500
  • Gemz - Workshop voucher including gravers and materials - $414
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

This is your chance to win some amazing prizes!!
The total for prizes value is 23,187.90 US$!

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid. Purchase a Raffle ticket today.

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Thank you for your support
For a better Orchid
Hanuman


#7

Hello All!

The holidays are over and many of you are taking a much needed break
from your benches. I want to personally extend a Happy New Year and
hope that 2008 is prosperous and that gold prices come down. Tucson
is looming quickly and we have an amazing raffle with all kinds of
goodies out there. So if you found an extra $39 in your holiday
sales, the purchase of a raffle ticket is a good way to spend it.

I look forward to meeting you all at the Orchid Dinner and at the
Ganoksin Booth at Rio Grande’s Catalog in Motion at the Tucson Hilton
East.

THE DEADLINE FOR ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE IS FEBRUARY 4, 2008!

Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

The generous supporters of Ganoksin have stepped forward to assist
in defraying maintenance costs. It is my pleasure to emphasize these
generous supporters and tell you a little about them, their services
and the prizes they are offering.

This edition stresses Durston Rolling Mills, Reactive Metals and
Discount Digital Art.

Durston Rolling Mills
http://www.durston.co.uk

Durston Rolling Mill DRM C130 Manual Mill
Value $1,195

Durston Rolling Mills are proud to be the foremost manufacturer of
rolling mills. They are recognized throughout the world for their
reliability, robust construction, high quality, high specifications
and fine finish. This year in Tucson we are excited about introducing
our new range of high tech modern low cost power rolling mills along
with our new manual models. What sets Durston apart from other
companies? Their commitment to quality, even assisting others with a
competitors product which proves their dedication to customer
service. One lucky person will win one of these quality rolling mills
which will last them a lifetime of use and customer service.

Reactive Metals

Gift Certificate for Reactive Metals Product
Value $1000

At the forefront of innovation of offering unique metals in niobium,
mokume billets, and coloring titanium, Reactive Metals run by Bill
Seely, has stood for delivering unique and diverse metals for cutting
edge jewelry fabrication. As the winner of the Ganoksin Raffle, you
will get a shopping certificate for $1000! You could purchase an
annodizer or mokume billets.

Reactive Metals Studio was established in Lawrence, Kansas in 1981
by Bill Seeley. It was the fruition of two years research into the
reactive metals. University of Kansas facilities in Art, Electrical
Engineering and Aerospace Engineering were employed during the
investigation. The final product of that inquiry was the publication
of his MFA thesis, “Studio Preparation and Coloring of Titanium.”

The introduction of titanium to the jewelry world had occurred a few
years earlier in the United Kingdom. There, the rainbow colored
jewelry was a short rage. Even here in the U.S. it splurged for a
short time in the fashion markets and then all but disappeared from
the production jewelry trade.

Bill and RMS took this medium in another direction. His work and
teaching had brought him to the realization that this was an entirely
new medium. Here was a new material for the creative mind to
manipulate. His studies had shown that niobium and titanium could be
formed, engraved, spun and even repoussed. All this with the added
enrichment of color. Anodizing could provide rich and subtle color to
the ancient techniques of metalsmithing.

Discount Digital Art
http://www.discountdigitalart.com

Gift Certificate for image scanning
Value $1000

Charles Prather since 2003 has been scanning and refining his
techniques to bring the highest quality digital prints and scans at
the most reasonable prices in the industry. I speak not as just the
raffle organizer, but as a happy customer. Discount Digital Art has
scanned hundreds of my old slides of jewelry and vacations onto disk.
They have been the highest quality imaginable.

As juried jewelry shows are requiring scanning technology of images
which are not “Photoshop”, DDA can provide the image you are proud to
submit. If you require enlargements, they are of the highest quality.
I have images which were enlarged to 3 feet by 3 feet without any
distortion or resolution lost. They are crisp and clear and can be
seen from your booth from far away.

Discount Digital Art is pleased to offer a $1000 dollar Gift
Certificate for scanning services. If you win this prize, you can
split this up with your friends, as all the prizes on Ganoksin are
transferable.

We at Ganoksin thank all of our generous supporters. When you need a
service, please think of using the ones that support Ganoksin first.

Orchid Tucson Raffle

This is your chance to win some amazing prizes!!
The total for prizes value is 23,187.90 US$!

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid. Purchase a Raffle ticket today.

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Karen Christians
Ganoksin Raffle Organizer
Waltham, MA


#8

Hi All,

Have you purchased your ticket yet? Made those plane reservations to
Tucson? Our raffle has some great goodies and remember, no matter
who wins which prizes, they are all transferable and everybody who
wins, wins!

Remember: GANOKSIN ONLINE RAFFLE ENDS IN 28 DAYS!

Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Today I am pleased to highlight three more of our super supporters
of Ganoksin.

The Jewelry Training Center
http://www.knowjtc.com

Gift Certificate Value - $1,000

Arthur Skuratowicz is the author of Working with Gemstones: A Bench
Jeweler’s Guide by Arthur Skuratowicz and Julie Nash and has given
hundreds of demonstrations on the art of jewelry fabrication at
CLASP, MJSA’s Live at the Bench, the JA Shows and Rio Grande’s
Catalog in Motion. He now has started an excellent school called The
Jewelry Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

The winner of Ganoksin Raffle will get to choose any five-day
workshop to enhance their jewelry skills. They will even throw in
lodging! From stone setting, jewelry design, wax carving, gemology
and much more, your skills at the bench will develop and grow under
the expert guidance of Arthur Skuratowicz.

Arthur will be at this year’s Catalog in Motion’s Free Seminar:
Bench Tips Discovering Bench Jewelry Uses for Old Tools and Found
Objects.

Hill Management Consulting
http://www.hill-management.com

Gift Certificate for Business Consultation
Value $1,080

Hill Management Consulting is owned by Andrea M. Hill, who has spent
16 of her 26 years of professional experience as the President and/or
CEO of mid-sized corporations, and the balance as a senior executive
and consultant. She is an expert in planning and development,
marketing, brand management, operations consulting and training
workshops.

The winner of the Ganoksin Raffle would receive a one-on-one
consultation in all aspects of your jewelry, gem, education or
service oriented business. Think how your business would grow and
develop if you had this chance to talk with an expert, or if you win
this prize, a friend or colleague that would benefit from Andrea
Hill’s vast experience.

Ganoksin is proud to have Hill-Management offer their services to
help support our raffle.

McKinnon Global
http://www.mckinnonglobal.com

Custom Web Programming and Business Plan Finances
Value - $1000

Continuing on our business theme (tools to run your studio), Mike
McKinnon, one of the inventors of 3M’s Radial Bristle Discs, is
offering programming help for your website and writing of a business
plan. If you are an emerging artist and ready to make that big leap
into the world of jewelry fabrication, come armed to the bank or the
SBA with a professional Business Plan in your folder.

The winner of the Ganoksin Raffle would have excellent business
advice from Hill Management and then have their business plan written
with tools for your website for you to change the text and look at
your finger tips. McKinnon Global will help you look your
professional best to take that next big step in your jewelry career.

We at Ganoksin thank all of our generous supporters. When you need a
service, please think of using the ones that support Ganoksin first.

Orchid Tucson Raffle

This is your chance to win some amazing prizes!!
The total for prizes value is 23,187.90 US$!

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid. Purchase a Raffle ticket today.

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Karen Christians
Ganoksin Raffle Organizer
Waltham, MA


#9

Hi All!

We are ticking down the days for purchasing a ticket for the
Ganoksin online raffle.

This is your chance to win some amazing prizes!!
The total for prizes value is 23,287.90 US$!
Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

THE ONLINE PURCHASE FOR RAFFLE TICKETS ENDS IN 21 DAYS!

There are oodles of goodies out there and 7 opportunities to win a
prize. Will you be the next Ganoksin Raffle Grand Prize Winner? Each
year, the grand prize winner is stunned in disbelief, but YES, it can
happen to you and your odds are very, very good of winning something.

Ganoksin doesn’t force you to create a login in to search for
They don’t make you have passwords. All the information
you see is free for the asking. Do your part and help Ganoksin
continue its mission of jewelry jewelry books, trade and
industry searches, Tips at the Bench, video clips, the list goes on
and on. Your purchase of a raffle ticket helps Ganoksin stay free to
the public. Do your part and help Ganoksin. These vendors put their
support to what they believe in.

Today I am pleased to highlight three more excellent tool
manufacturers and suppliers.

Otto Frei
http://www.ottofrei.com

Lindstrom plier and cutter kit Retail Price - $400

We wish to thank Otto Frei for their continued support of Ganoksin,
both at the Orchid Dinner where many of their staff come personally
to meet and greet many of their customers. We also wish to thank Otto
Frei for their generous donation of a set of the highest quality
Lindstrom pliers and cutters.

Otto Frei has over 75 years of history to back up our superior
knowledge, service and technical expertise. Our product mix is unique
in the industry, as we carry the most complete selections of the fine
quality jewelry tools available anywhere. Check out our selection of
Bezel Blocks in our Hammering and Forming category and our Drawplate
selection in the Drawing category. And don’t miss our huge selection
of Grobet Swiss Made Files or our famous collection of John Frei
custom Work benches All our products are backed up with an
outstanding inventory, competitive pricing and our satisfaction
Guarantee.

Our founder and namesake, Otto Frei, immigrated to the United States
from Switzerland with his wife, Alice, in 1929. Skilled watchmakers
were very much in demand in those days, as they are today, and Otto
was an exceptionally skilled watchmaker. Alice was gifted too, as a
specialist in hairspring vibrating, a job that requires great
patience and dexterity. They had pre-arranged employment in
Cincinnati, Ohio, and they stayed there long enough to give birth to
their only child, John R Frei, and to realize that they didn’t care
for the weather. Onward to California they went. First to San
Francisco, where they briefly set up a trade watchmakers shop, and
then on to Oakland, where once again the weather was better. Our
company has been continuously in Oakland since 1930. read moRe:
http://www.ottofrei.com/store/pages.php?pageid=7

Thank you Otto Frei for your support in the Ganoksin Raffle 2008.
See you at the Orchid Dinner!

JewelerProfit
http://www.jewelerprofit.com

Geller’s Blue Book to Jewelry Repair Cost Value $299

This book will help you assess your jewelry repair costs and help
you come up with the right price for all your repair and design jobs.
It will put the power to make decisions on jewelry repair costs in
the hands of your employees freeing you up to work on growing and
strategizing new ways to grow your jewelry business. This will result
in a stronger more confident work environment which will help
customers feel more comfortable doing business with your store.

About David Geller: JewelerProfit came as an off-shoot from a retail
store in Atlanta, Georgia owned by David Geller. For over 25 years
"Jewelry Artisans" was a major retail store in Atlanta doing repairs
and custom designs for the Atlanta population.

As a 14th generation jeweler, David Geller operated a successful
store in Atlanta doing over 8,800 jobs per year when the business was
sold to an employee in 2000.

David created the now famous and widely used "Geller’s Blue Book’ in
his store to assist his sales staff in pricing the nearly 9000 jobs
per year and add to the company’s bottom line. With a time study
under his belt, it took David over 2.5 years, over 30 hours per week
to put together the first volume.

Now over 10 years later the Blue Book to repairs and David Geller
himself have become household names in the jewelry industry. The Blue
Book can be found on counters through the U.S.A; Great Britain, Guam,
Australia; Italy and Canada.

Now dedicated to helping the independent jeweler David assists
jewelers with running and pricing a profitable shop; setting up point
of sale programs and aligning them with QuickBooks (David is a
QuickBooks Pro Advisor) and running boot camps across the country to
assist jewelers see their dreams of entrepreneur-ship unfold into
their bank account.

Thank you David Geller for your support of Ganoksin.

Asphalt Apache Design
http://www.asphaltapache.com

Website design and hosting for one year - Value $1,400

A one year customized design for creating and hosting a website,
including homepage, bio page, links page, contacts, events and a
gallery page (9-18) images. Website includes, serif or sans-serif
fonts, back ground colors, link colors, basic search engine
optimization. Client will provide copy, text, images and content in
digital format.

They are the hosting client of Pat Pruitt, one of our esteemed
jewelry donators.

Take a look at some of their examples of Apache’s design:
http://www.asphaltapache.com/portfolio.shtml

Asphalt Apache Designs is a full-service design studio. We work day
and night to deliver outstanding products and services. We also
believe in working smarter and not harder to come up with the most
cost-effective solution. In order to best serve your needs, please
send a detailed email or letter indicating your request for services.
We would be happy to schedule a consultation to discuss budget,
planning and implementation.

Thank you Asphalt Apache Design for your support of Ganoksin.

This is your chance to win some amazing prizes!!
The total for prizes value is 23,287.90 US$!

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid. Purchase a Raffle ticket today.

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Karen Christians
Ganoksin Raffle Organizer
Waltham, MA


#10

Ganoksin Orchid Raffle 2008
Total prize package is $ 23,187.90
https://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

We are pleased to announce the Orchid Raffle in conjunction with the
The 12th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner in February 2008. (Rio Grande -
Banquet Sponsor http://www.riogrande.com)

You don’t have to attend the Orchid dinner in order to participate
in the raffle! 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, education and business
opportunities, but five 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 winners will
be drawn on the night of the The 12th Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner,
Friday, Feb. 8, 2008

You asked, we listened! There will now be SEVEN 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.
Total prize package is $ 23,187.90

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Grand Prize: Total Value of $12,373.90

  • Gold banner advertising account on Ganoksin - $1,599
  • Hill Management Consulting - Business Consultation - $1,080
  • Durston - Durston Rolling Mill DRM C130 Manual Mill - $1,195
  • Reactive Metals - Gift Certificate for Metals Products - $1,000
  • Discount Digital Art - Gift Certificate for image scanning - $1,000
  • Jewelry Training Center - Workshop in including lodging - $1,000
  • McKinnon Global - Custom Web Programming and Business Plan - $1,000
  • Foredom - Foredom TX Flexshaft and Book - $428.90
  • Myron Toback - Ambassador Collection Dapping Set - $415
  • Gemz - Workshop voucher including gravers and materials - $414
  • Otto Frei - A collection of Lindstrom pliers and cutters - $400
  • Swanstrom Tools USA - 3 sets of high quality pliers - $393
  • Gesswein - Gift Certificate from their Tool Catalog - $300
  • Allcraft - A selection of hammers - $300
  • MJSA - Selection of books and a subscription to MJSA Journal - $300
  • Racecar Jewelry - Model Making and Casting Workshop - $300
  • Bob Rush - Gift certificate for a variety of cabochons - $300
  • RHB Enterprises - Gift certificate for stones - $300
  • JewelerProfit - Geller’s Blue Book to Jewelry Repair Cost - $299
  • Fretz Design, LLC - Exclusive Forming Hammers - $250
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

2nd Prize:

  • Pat Pruitt - Bracelet Stainless Steel, Industrial diamonds - $2,500

3rd Prize:

  • Chris Ploof Studio
    A custom Stainless Steel Damascus and 18K Gold Ring - $2,500

4th Prize:

  • Don Friedlich - Hand fabricated brooch: Glass and 18K Gold - $1,800

5th Prize:

  • Beth Rosengard - Brooch: Tourmalines, 14k & 22k Gold - $1,500

6th Prize:

  • Asphalt Apache Design - Web design & hosting for one year - $1,400
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

7th Prize:

  • Amy Burkholder - Brooch and Eearrings: 22k keum-boo diamonds - $500
  • Gemz - Workshop voucher including gravers and materials - $414
  • The Contenti Company - Gift Certificates - $100

This is your chance to win some amazing prizes!!
The total for prizes value is 23,187.90 US$!

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid. Purchase a Raffle ticket today.

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Thank you for your support
For a better Orchid
Hanuman


#11

Hi All,

We are getting closer to Tucson and to selecting the winners of our
4th Annual Ganoksin Raffle. It is my pleasure to highlight three more
of our distinctive supporters and describe their special donations
and a little about each of them.

Remember:

THE DEADLINE FOR THE ONLINE RAFFLE IS FEBRURY 4TH!

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

If you haven’t purchased a ticket, get moving!

The Ganoksin Raffle Supporters

This edition, Bill Fretz, Contenti and Swanstrom

Bill Fretz
http://www.fretzgoldsmiths.com/tools

5 Forming Hammers exclusively designed by Bill Fretz - Value $250

The Fretz Hammers are small versions of full size silversmithing
hammers. This size makes them useful for jewelry and small
metalsmithing forming projects. The Plannishing Hammer head is 72.5mm
long. The hammers are 420 hardened stainless steel with rosewood
handles.

Bill Fretz is a unique goldsmith, who is not only a master at
fabrication in making beautiful jewelry, but also a creative and
talented jewelry tool designer.

Four years ago, he took the jewelry industry by storm, creating
miniature raising stakes for making small scale vessels and rings.
But William Fretz didn’t just stop there, he also made a set of
beautiful high quality hammers which are stunning, easy to hold and
ergonomically comfortable. He is offering a set of these beautiful
hammers as a prize for the Ganoksin Raffle.

The winner will have a chance to hold and use these amazing hammers
for any of their raising or fabrication needs.

Ganoksin thanks William Fretz for his kind donation.

Contenti

Three $100 Gift Certificates- Value $300

Time to go shopping to outfit your bench for either just you or you
and two of your friends for tools and supplies from The Contenti
Company in Rhode Island.

Browse our selection of jewelry making and beading supplies. You
will findingeverything from lost wax casting equipment, watch repair
supplies, and metal workingtools to spin casting machines, ultrasonic
cleaners and engraving tools. Contenti Supply has high quality tools
to meet your jewelry making and beading needs.

Thank you Contenti for your generous support of Ganoksin!

Swanstrom
http://www.swanstromtools.com
3 sets of high quality pliers: Value $393

Swanstrom is the exclusive distributor of high quality pliers for
Rio Grande Tool and Supply. The winner will collect their pliers
directly from Rio Grande. Swanstrom has generously donated 3 sets of
pliers and nippers adding flexibility and ergonomic ease for all your
jewelry needs at the bench.

Tim Sheriff of Swanstrom will be at Rio Grande’s Catalog in Motion
in Tucson, Feb 7 11 to answer any of your questions regarding their
high quality selection of pliers.

Swanstrom Tools manufactures technically advanced electronic cutters
and pliers, forged from high chromium, high carbon alloy steel -
hardenable to 65 HRC. This very wear-resistant steel and our unique
proprietary heat treating process with computer controlled induction
edge hardening maximize tool life. Precision finishing to your
requirements makes Swanstrom tools truly superior.

Quality is meeting customers’ requirements. Customers who invest in
super ergonomic tools realize the value of operator comfort, ease of
cut, low cost per cut, ergonomics, reduced cost of rework, and longer
tool life through serviceability.

Thank you Swanstrom for your generous donation to the Ganoksin
Raffle!

Orchid Tucson Raffle

This is your chance to win some amazing prizes!!
The total for prizes value is 23,187.90 US$!

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid. Purchase a Raffle ticket today.

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm


#12

Hi All,

The last but not least of the wonderful supporters of Ganoksin, I
present our outstanding and talented goldsmiths who embody the heart
of the Orchid Forum and who exemplify the mission of Ganoksin itself.
These four talented and professional goldsmiths have been chosen by
Ganoksin to offer the very best in jewelry excellence.

Ganoksin thanks the following goldsmiths, Pat Pruitt, Donald
Friedlich, Chris Ploof, Beth Rosengard and Amy Burkholder

THE ONLINE GANOKSIN RAFFLE ENDS IN FIVE DAYS!

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm

Will you be one of the seven lucky winners to take home some amazing
prizes?

Pat Pruitt: Professional Goldsmith
http://www.patpruitt.com

Bracelet: Stainless Steel, Industrial diamonds - Value $2,500

When I was selected to jury the Couture Awards in New York organized
by Suz Andreasen, I came across the work of Pat Pruitt. His style,
craftstmanship, use of industrial materials and artistic excellence
stood out among hundreds of applicants. It is no wonder that he won a
prestigious award for his work at that show. During Rio Grande’s
CLASP, I had the pleasure to meet Pat Pruitt in person and became
impressed by his enthusiasm and passion for this industry. When I
asked Pat if he would be interested in donating one of his pieces for
the Ganoksin Raffle, he resounded with a hearty cheer of YES! He will
also be bringing a piece for this year’s Orchid Dinner Door Prize.

Thank you Pat for your support in the Ganoksin Raffle.

Donald Friedlich: Professional Goldsmith
http://web.mac.com/friedlich

Hand fabricated brooch made of glass and 18K gold. Value $1,800

I first met Donald Friedlich at Boston’s Crafts at the Castle as his
booth when he first graduated from Rhode Island School of Design.
Donald’s work stood out for several reasons. One, his use of
alternative materials such as slate, gold and glass and two, his
highly skilled craftsmanship in creating pinbacks to connect his
creations to the body are a symphony in the 3D arts. Donald has a
long list of credentials in magazine publications, showings at major
galleries and very prestigious craft shows such as Smithsonian and
Philadelphia, SOFA. Don is a lecturer, teacher and a past SNAG
President. I was pleased to run into Don again at CLASP and we had a
pleasant and unexpected conversation which is difficult to do when
we are all working hard at a booth. Don has been a long time
supporter of Ganoksin and I was pleased to hear that when asked to
donate one of his pieces of work that he responded enthusiastically.
The person who wins this exceptional brooch of glass, which was
created out of the art residency at Corning Glass, will be a very
lucky winner indeed.

Thank you Donald Friedlich for your many years of support of
Ganoksin and its mission.

Beth Rosengard: Professional Goldsmith
http://www.bethrosengard.com

Brooch: Tourmalines, 14k & 22k gold, fabricated & broom-cast
Value $1,500

Beth is one of our most active Orchid participants, who has
de-mystified everything from jewelry fabrication techniques, booth
participation to photography. Her work, in a word, is stunning. Her
use of colored stones combined with her unique broom casted gold,
makes her work unique and truly one-of-a-kind. I had the pleasure of
meeting Beth at CraftBoston, where we talked at dinner about our
industry, its challenges and our combined passion for all things
beautiful. When I asked Beth to donate one her pieces for the
Ganoksin Raffle I was thrilled when she said, “for Ganoksin,
gladly.”

Thank you Beth Rosengard for your contributions to the Orchid
Community and for your beautiful jewelry creation for the Ganoksin
Raffle.

Chris Ploof: Professional Goldsmith
http://www.chrisploof.com

A custom Stainless Steel Damascus and 18K Gold Ring
Value $2,500

Chris Ploof possesses a multitude of talents. He is an artist,
business person, designer, teacher and visionary. His love of
meteorites, Damascus and Mokume Gane gave him the starting point to
create exceptionally beautiful wedding and commitment rings. Chris is
a bundle of energy and from working on a lathe, creating
beautiful Mokume billets, casting/wax working, setting up your own
studio and much more. He has been a sought out demonstrator for MJSA,
CLASP and Rio Grande’s Catalog in Motion. A passionate teacher and
artisan, Chris’ beautiful Stainless Steel Damascus and 18K Gold ring
will be custom made for the winner of this incredible prize.

Thank you Chris Ploof for your donation of jewelry and for your
continuing support of Ganoksin.

Amy Burkholder: Emerging Artist
http://mysticcreationsgallery.com/Gallery_Amy_B.html

Brooch and Pair of 22k keum-boo black and white diamond earrings
Value $500

I met Amy Burkholder while attending Revere Academy East at Wild
Acres in North Carolina. She was the Teacher’s Assistant for Doug
Zaruba and we became good friends, talking and sharing our love for
jewelry. Amy has been an inspiration to many, for her courage in
pursuing her passion for making jewelry and now in college obtaining
her degree in Art Therapy.

After graduating from Revere Academy, Amy has been working hard in
her studio and attending various jewelry shows. She received her
undergraduate from the University of Minnesota with a dual degree in
Art and Finance. She also earned her Bench and Graduate Jeweler
Certificates at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco.
Amy taught jewelry fabrication at Minnetonka & Hopkins Center for
the Arts in Minnesota. She is an emerging artist who designs and
fabricates one of a kind or limited edition of fine artistic jewelry.
The essence of her work is a play between movement and sensuality.
Her designs are based on hidden messages and healing qualities in the
universe. Currently she is in graduate school The School of the Art
Institute in Chicago for Art Therapy.

Thank you Amy for your support of the Ganoksin Raffle.

This is your chance to win some amazing prizes!!
The total for prizes value is 23,187.90 US$!

Incredible Prizes and SEVEN winners!

Help Ganoksin. Help Orchid. Purchase a Raffle ticket today.

Tickets are only $39!!
Support Orchid! Buy a ticket, or increase your chances, buy a few!

http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-08.htm