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[Welcome] New Members for August 24, 2010

Orchid Circulation: 10,500 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Graeme Samuel
Belgrave, Victoria. Australia

I am a jeweller from Melbourne, Australia with 37 years experience
in the trade. After all these years I am still passionate about
manufacturing and still find the daily problems, and the solving of
them, enthralling. In the past few years I have been working with
platinum fairly extensively and more recently learning the use of
laser welding equipment. I know I still have a great deal to learn
about the efficient use of the laser welder and feel that it is one
of the greatest innovations in jewellery manufacture that I have
experienced in my career. I am happy to assist anyone with the
knowledge I have gained over the years. I have an interest and
knowledge of a wide variety of materials (platinum, titanium, mokume
gane) and gems (particularly diamonds, sapphires and opal). Although
I have a good knowledge of casting and more recently, cad cam
designing, I must say I have a dislike of both. Give me a well
sketched design and a quality hand wrought piece of jewellery

Jill Egan
Grassington, N Yorkshire. UK

Hi my name is Jill, I’m a ‘kiln fired artist’ living in the UK. I’m
new to siver jewellery making, I’m hoping to learn a lot from
reading all the on offer here Jill

Joseph Daniel Scruggs
Gatlinburg, TN. USA

What do you ppl want to know? I like making stuffs…

Sherron Kirk
San Antonio, Texas. USA

Hi, my name is Sherron and I am a Fused Dichroic Glass jewelry
maker. My small studio is in the beautiful Hill Country region of
South Texas.

B. Diane Eames, GG
Gems of the Hill Country
Mason, TX. USA

Hey, y’all, from the Hill Country of Texas. I facet the Texas state
gem, topaz, which is found in Mason County, where my jewelry store
is located. I’ve been a fine jeweler for 26 years, and a Graduate
Gemologist for 11 years. As president of Texas Faceters’ Guild, I
will let y’all know about events that may encourage another insane
jeweler to take up faceting. I look forward to guidance as I learn
the bench. Nothing like going in backwards order, huh? Diane Eames