[Welcome] New Members for August 4, 2009

Please welcome our newest members!

Lane Thompson
Lake Oswego, OR. USA

Just a novice trying to gain more knowledge of the jewelry making
process and seeking a long-term position within the field.

Donda Cordova
Thoreau, NM. USA


Hello…I have been with the Orchid Family for a while but now I am
starting a new venture. I am starting Bucking C Marketing and
Design. I can do cad cam designing and designing websites. I do
brochures, pictures and many other things that will help market a
business. If you need any help let me know. My website is not
functioning yet, but will be by the end of the week. My email is

Michaele Kruger
Mikel Personal Adornment
Covington, LA. USA

Credentials: GIA, AJP Revere Academy, Certified Bench Jeweler, San
Francisco State University, BA Cultural Anthropology with a thesis
regarding the history and purpose of personal adornment across
cultures University of Oregon, sought a BFA in Metalsmithing and
Jewelry Arts I have taken workshops in various techniques all over
the San Francisco Bay area, including Mendocino Arts Center,
California College of Arts and Crafts, Richmond Art Center,
Scintillant Studios, and Beadissimo. I am currently in the process of
setting up my shop and getting rolling to start my business. I work
mainly with silver.

Tim Spauwen
Spauwen Research & Expertise
Kerkrade, Netherlands

I’m a young gemmologist and (jewelry) historian who just entered the
trade as the manager, editor and key writer of a new non-profit
project: antique jewelry university (antiquejewelryuniversity.com)