I’m so excited to have found this list. A friend of mine after high
school got a job at the local PD as a meter maid. Several years
later she called me. She was living in Arizona. When I asked her
what she was doing now, she said she made jewelry. I want to do
that, I thought but didn’t know where to go for instruction. I have
been working at my present job for the past 20+ years and to make a
living making jewelry is a huge desire in my heart.
I’m inexperienced so I may have a bunch of questions after a period
of lurking and I hope my questions won’t offend anyone because of
their simplicity. Sometime in the future maybe I too can contribute
I have been reading through some of the archives the last couple of
nights and am so impressed with the wealth of and the
skills existing in this group of artists.
I live in Portland, Oregon. Anyone on the list from Portland, or
nearby? I am going to a lapidary workshop tonight where experienced
operators walk you through the machines, hands on, and how to use.
This is through a club in the Portland area that sets up its equipment
in a middle school. Next month they are starting some jewelry
classes and I plan on going to those as well.
I’m so excited to begin, but don’t even know where to start. So many
of the posts I’ve read seem to be a different language, and I guess
that would be the language of jewelry crafting which I hope to soon
Hope I haven’t bored you to tears.