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[Welcome] New Members for April 28, 2011

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Please welcome our newest members…

Jaroslaw P Ksiazek
South Molton, UK

I would like to know the techniques for working with silver and

William Ernest Gray
Anjevine Custom Jewelry
Denver, Colorado. USA

Good Evening - at least here:)

I am a Custom Jeweler who, as many may have done, started as a
hobby. I was a Teacher and Counselor and had Summers off so this is
how I made a bit of extra money. Soon, I realized that I was
"burning out" in the Counseling end and move my career from one side
of my brain to the other. That was 34 years ago. I started with
Turquoise and Silver, graduating quickly into more contemporary

I am primarily self-taught with alot of help from friends along the
way. Now I have my own Designer Line as well as a Heat-treated Gem
that I literally stumbled onto the process by accident.

I realize that although having been in the business for over three
decades, I feel like I am still “just scratching the surface” of
what this occupation has to offer. So I am always open to sharing my
ideas as well as learning from those who can teach me!