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[Welcome] New Members for August 3, 2009


Please welcome our newest members!

Carmen Sue Perrin
Mulberry, Arkansas. USA

I have designed and made jewelry for 10+ years working mostly with
sterling silver findings and my own polymer clay beads and pendants.
I have dreamed of learning the real, true skills of jewery crafting,
not just stringing and I am so glad to have found my way here. I am
addicted to the benchtube and feel like I have already learned so
many things! Just starting out and working mostly in copper at the
moment but can’t wait to get my hands on some precious metal soon.

Juliane Kokinakis
Houston, TX. USA

I am a beginning jeweler who has taken several semesters of
metalsmithing and enameling at Glassell School of Art. I stopped
taking classes about 5 years ago when I had a baby - now she’s going
to Kindergarten and I want to get back into it.

Tracy Johnson
Harpswell, Maine. USA

I started making jewelry while attending High School over 30 years
ago. I just cant seem to stop making jewelry! My most favorite time
is at the bench when I have the freedom to make new discoveries and
create something that is both beautiful and complimentary to the
wearer. Gemstones have a central focus in my work as color is a
primary motivater in my design process. I enjoy working with people
and creating custom pieces that have special meaning for the client.

Georgene N Boehmer
Jacksonville, FL. USA

Novice jeweler

Brian Beiriger
San Jose, CA. USA

I am a goldsmith currently working for a national jewelry chain,
plus taking commissions and repairs on the side in my free time. I
have a fair amount of experience across the board, but have only
been actually working in the industry for the past 2.5 years. My
education in this field consists of a few years’ study at a local JC
and, more recently, the JTI program through Revere Academy, SF, CA.
Most of my work experience has been typical bench work - sizing,
setting and repairs - in gold and platinum dealing mostly with
diamonds/rubies/sapphires, though I’ve dabbled in everything from l
apidary work to enameling to mokume gane.