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[Welcome] New Members for August 18, 2008


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Please welcome our newest members!

Michael Stanowski
Tomas Jewelry
Arcata, CA. USA

Hobbies include 3d art, 3d milling, lutherie, woodworking.

Corey Ackelmire
Akron, USA

http://www.coreyackelmire.com

An artist, metalsmith and freelance writer living in Southern
Illinois. She enjoys making work that celebrates the mundane and
hopes her work demonstrates a simple elegance that is both fun, and
occasionally, thought provoking.

Michael John Borovsky
Raleigh, NC. USA

Doing jewelry for about 30 years and I work in Raleigh NC.

Gabriele Kuehner
GK Designs
Morristown, NJ. USA

I design one of a kind pieces in combination of different materials
(mainly silver with brass/copper and/or gold). I use a lot of
reticulation, oxidation and my hammer to give the pieces an
’organic’ and slightly ethnic look. I love to add splashes of color
with semiprecious and precious stones (cabochons prefered). I love to
learn new techniques and take a lot of classes and workshops. This
website is fantastic and offers so much and creates this
great community feeling where people talk and share their
experiences! I hope I will be able to do that in the near future
too!

Richard C Simonite
San Antonio, TX. USA

I have had an stong and ongoing “non-profesionsal” interest in metal
working since I was in college. I’ve always had a metals studio at
my home and have enjoyed using it off and on over the past 30 years.
I am now semi-retired and find myself spending more and more feeding
my interest. So much to l earn!!

Marggi Markowitz
Whittier, CA. USA

Hi, all. My name is Marggi and I have been at the bench for longer
than I care to admit. (The Go-Gos were on the radio, to give you a
reference) Anyway, the store where I am employed at the moment is
near Disneyland, and we occasionally get Tinkerbell or other
Character jewelry purchased at the magic kingdom in. We currently
have a green lucite bracelet based on the parrots from the Tiki Room
that the client wishes to enlarge. We have considered grinding it
out from the inside, the customer’s idea is to cut it in two and
make a spring hinge and hook clasp. It is a $35.00 piece, it all
seems way too much work and risk. Has anyone here had experience
with something similar? Our concern is if we grind it out, is the
color all the way through or is the green applied to the finished
piece, and if we try to cut it is it going to shatter? Thanks,
everyone. Marggi

Denise A Scarborough
Navarre, FL. USA

I am a beginning silversmith and metalworker with a background in
jewelry (beading), painting, mixed media and pottery. I’m looking
for lots of good for beginners!

Sandra Zilker
Houston, TX. USA

I make jewelry and other things out of metal and other stuff. I
teach other people to do the same.