Please welcome our newest members!
West Lafayette, IN. USA
I work with sterling silver, etching my handlettered calligraphy and
hand drawn designs into my pendants. I look forward to learning from
Joe William Rollings
Rodeo, NM. USA
I make tools for artisans. Glass bead makers, especially
metalsmiths, woodturners, sometimes blacksmiths, etc. I also write
books for artisans and other folks who want to make their own
machinery. I have been hand grinding silversmith stamps for the
jewelry industry since 1978.
My wife and I have raised our 5 daughters and now live in a very
remote location in S.W. New Mexico on 20 acres of high desert. We
have achieved what author James Michener claimed was the “ideal
state of being”. We have only three kinds of things left;
- Things we have to do.
- Things we want to do
- Things we don’t do.
Among the things we want to do is to continue to make fine artisan’s
tools for the metalsmiths of the world “as long as these four hands
are fit to use”…Joe
Liz J Kerr
Lafayette, CO. USA
Peekskill, NY. USA
Hi everyone! I have been making jewelry on and off in one form or
another for about 30 years, and am back into it, although not full
time. I am also back into working jewelry retail at a large company
and doing well. I am married with three adult cats (Harry Houdini,
Tiggers Bounce, and Pyewacket) and two eleven week old kittens
(Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer). I also knit and spin and am on
Ravelry. I live in upper Westchester County, NY, about an hour
outside of NYC by train.
Im just a beginner in this business- currently i have designs on
paper and looking into putting them on CAD. I would like to know
about the basics of jewelry craftmanship- for example which
materials are compatible with which gemstones and so on.