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[New Orchid Gallery] Jonas DeSantis


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Artist: Jonas DeSantis
Orchid Gallery: http://ganoksin.com/exhibition/v/orchid/JonasDeSantis/

I was brought up in a jewelry manufacturing company founded by my
father, Wayne DeSantis. Watching my father and other jewelers
fabricate all kinds of jewelry adornments was a daily hobby of mine.
Soon, in my teenage years, I was able to take part in many odd jobs
around my dad’s 12000 square foot studio such as processing jewelry
through his tumble finishing, grinding and polishing component
pieces, assembling jewelry, and of course all kind of janitorial
work, i.e. sweeping, mopping, cleaning work stations, etc. As years
progressed, so did my responsibilities. I now take part in every
aspect of my family’s jewelry business which includes design,
fabrication, casting, stone setting, wax carving, finishing, sales,
and other related tasks. What I enjoy the most is the never ending
skill required in high end jewelry fabrication. Always taking things
to the next level is very gratifying for me. I wouldn’t trade it for
anything.