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Orchid Studio Outfit Raffle Winner Announced


#1

Orchid;

The lucky winner of the Orchid Studio Outfit Raffle is. . . . .

Susan Bucknam of Talisman Design from Lakewood, Colorado

Congratulations Susan, You won $7,215 worth of prizes!!

Orchid Please do your part and continue to purchase supplies, books
and services from those who believe in the magic of Orchid and
Ganoksin.

3M worldwide
46 Jewelry Supply Inc
AJM
Bonny Doon Engineering, Inc.
Brain Press Publications
Catalogue in Motion
Charon Kransen Arts
Contenti
Discount Digital Art
Foredom
Gesswein
Metalwerx
Racecar Jewelry
Rio Grande

The Prizes:
http://www.ganoksin.com/events/raffle-05.htm

~ Contenti Hardwood Jeweler’s Workbench
~ Bonny Doon Pedal Powered Saw
~ 3M Goodie Box
~ Foredom 1045 Micro Motor Kit
~ Foredom Series TX Flexible Shaft
~ GRS Benchmate
~ KARAT Jewelers Wire / Tube Draw Bench Jewelry Tool
~ Harris Multi-Stage Regulator
~ GRS Soldering Station
~ Original HOKE-JEWEL Torch
~ Grade T Tuline Hose, 3/16"
~ Round Rotating Solder Table
~ One year Silver Advertising Account on Ganoksin
~ Your choice of any of Metalwerx workshops for 2005
~ Discount Digital Art - digital photo printing services
~ Racecar Jewelry mold production service
~ Dictionnaire International du Bijou - Dictionary of Jewelry
~ Mode und Schmuck - Fashion and Jewelry 1920-1970
~ Elegant Fantasy - Jewelry of Arline Fisch
~ Schmuck 2000 Ruckblick - Jewelry 2000 Retrospective
~ AJM, one year subscription
~ AJM, one year back issues
~ 101 Bench Tips for Jewelers
~ The AJM Guide to Lost-Wax Casting
~ The Jewelry Workshop Safety Report
~ Hinges and Hinged Based Catches
~ Cheap Thrills in the Tool Shop
~ At the Bench
~ The Platinum Bench

Thanks to everyone for playing!
Hanuman


#2

A bit about the raffle winner -

Sometimes a wonderful thing happens when its needed most. This year’s
winner, Susan Bucknam, lost her husband to cancer the Monday before
Thanksgiving 2004. Since then she has tended to the minutia that
occurs when you lose your life partner. Winning the raffle has
returned her focus to jewelry and gives her the tools she needs to go
forward. Until now, she had a torch, a Bonny Doon wrinkle roller,
some stones and silver, not even a bench. What a wonderful
opportunity, and made possible by Orchid. You go girl! Hurrah for
Orchid!

Judy Hoch


#3

Congratulations Susan!!! We couldn’t be happier for you and we are
delighted to be able to contribute to the Orchid Raffle along with
so many other fine suppliers. Hanuman, it was a great idea and
please be sure you include us again next year. :slight_smile:

(Susan, look for a couple of extra surprises in with your package of
tools from us. :slight_smile:

Best Regards,

Elaine
Elaine Corwin
http://www.gesswein.com
Gesswein Co. Inc.
Tel: 1-800-544-2043 x287


#4
   Sometimes a wonderful thing happens when its needed most. This
year's winner, Susan Bucknam, lost her husband to cancer the Monday
before Thanksgiving 2004. Since then she has tended to the minutia
that occurs when you lose your life partner.  Winning the raffle
has returned her focus to jewelry and gives her the tools she needs
to go forward. Until now, she had a torch, a Bonny Doon wrinkle
roller, some stones and silver, not even a bench. What a wonderful
opportunity, and made possible by Orchid. You go girl!  Hurrah for
Orchid! 

Judy,

Like all others who had bought a raffle ticket, I had hoped to win,
as well as support Orchid. Now that you have told us about Susan’s
situation, I’m happy that she was the winner. I hope that now that
she has all those wonderful tools that she will be inspired to make
beautiful things. She was meant to be the winner.

Joel Schwalb


#5

Congrats Susan on being the recipient of the raffle goodies. It was
great fun to be sitting beside you when your name was announced! I’m
especially jealous of that wonderful “scroll” saw. It’s amazing. You
deserve the prize.

Judy in Kansas


#6
       Sometimes a wonderful thing happens when its needed most.
This year's winner, Susan Bucknam 

While the “woo-woo stick” I carry is small, I’ve learned to trust it.
This is the first Orchid raffle I’ve passed on since subscribing.
Something told me not to buy the ticket, although I could have used
the tools. I’ve never been happier to have missed out.
Congratulations, Susan…and a great, big hug.

James in SoFl


#7

I am so happy that Susan won! I am reminded by this of how much I
already have and to be grateful for what I do have. Good Karma at
work Susan! God Bless…

Laura
www.LauraGuptillJewelry.com


#8

Well, that makes me feel better about not winning! Thanks Judy!
Congrats to Susan. Good luck to Susan in her jewelry making and her
grieving.

Two books:

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye and Dark Nights of the Soul

I can find the authors if you need them. Both are on amazon.com.

Elaine

Elaine Luther
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay


#9
       Sometimes a wonderful thing happens when its needed most.  
I'm happy that she was the winner. I hope that now that she has
all those wonderful tools that she will be inspired to make
beautiful things. She was meant to be the winner. 

Folks,

You know, sometimes life deals us duces and some times it deals aces.
Sounds like Susan has a hand of each right now but the ace is a very
good sign she will have a winning hand afterall…

Congratulations Susan and I second Joel’s hopes for your future. I
am sure that if anyone on this list can be of help you need but
ask!.

Cheers from Don at The Charles Belle Studio in SOFL where simple
elegance IS fine jewelry! @coralnut2