I saw your post on Orchid and want to say welcome to the Forum.
You mentioned that you are interested in a variety of techniques,
including crochet, and that you are in the Philadelphia area. If you
are interested in learning how to fabricate a hand crochet chain in
fine silver I have a weekend workshop coming up in September in your
This class will be held at the Great Valley Jewelry Studio, which is
located at the offices of Lapidary Journal Magazine, in Malvern. The
dates are September 9 - 10, 2006.
Here is a link to the course online:
I am working with Lapidary Journal on a series of classes I have
developed to teach the fundamentals of goldsmithing and stone
setting. These workshops will also be coming soon to the Great Valley
If you have any questions about any of these classes or if there is
anything I can help you with please let me know.
I wish you much success with your artistic endeavors.
Michael David Sturlin