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Introducing - Barbara Gillis


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Greetings to you all, I should have done this a few weeks ago, sorry,
its that part of my personality that is always a day late and a
dollar short!

I am Barbara Gillis, jewelry designer and goldsmith. I have been
working professionally in the field for 25 years. I have a degree in
Jewelry/Metals from Kent State, my professor was Mary Ann Scherr.
Mary Ann hired me to work in her private studio 3 days after I
graduated from college and it was a tremendous learning experience.
She became my mentor during that time and I credit her with teaching
me this craft which I love so much. I have worked for a family owned
jewelry store in Columbiana, Ohio for the past 12 years. Kimpel’s
Jewelry–An AGS store. It is a great environment with a wonderful
staff. I do custom design and hand fabrication working primarily in
14 and 18k gold. 20 I am thrilled to have found Orchid because I am
the only goldsmith in this county and have very little opportunity to
discuss the technical aspects of my profession. This is a very
useful forum and it constantly proves to me," The more you know, the
more you know you don’t know." You all have broadened my horizons
already!

Barbara Gillis
Jewelry Designer/Master Goldsmith
Kimpel’s Jewelry and Gifts
111 Columbiana Plaza
Columbiana, Oh 44432

@Chris