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[Welcome] New Members for April 24, 2013

Orchid Circulation: 13,000 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Grover Michael Glatfelter
Paris, TX. USA

I’m a jewelry student at Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology
graduating December 2013. Interests include clock repair, casting,
and jewelry repair. Avid cross-country motorcyclist.

Larry Cashatt
Sophia, USA

I am 51 years old and have been interested in gems and minerals
since I was a small child. I cut my first cabochon when I was ten
years old. As a youngster the late Don Charlton took me under his
wing and tutored me in the lapidary arts. Don was one of those
remarkable Depression/WWII era me n who was a walking encyclopedia,
could work 50 hour work weeks, and still have the energy to raise a
family, pursue a half-dozen hobbies and interests, be an active
participant in the local mineral club, be a Scout Master,
participate in his church, and still find time to encourage and
educate new comers to the hobby. No one ever left Don’s basement shop
without a handful of slabs or specimens that Don had collected
and/or slabbed and generously shared with visitors. He was a true
inspiration! However, I eventually let life overtake my interest in
lapidary and I was absent from it for over 15 years. I became active
again in 2006. Since then I have taken back up slabbing and cabbing,
learned faceting, and have recently begun silversmithing and am now
learning casting. My current ob sessions are Kentucky Agates and

Lulu Bay
Hexham, UK

jewellery designer

Lisa Robertson
Kadina, SA. Australia

I am a jewellery retailer in rural Australia, currently coming to
grips with the intricacies of Matrix.

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