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[Welcome] New Members for December 11, 2010

Orchid Circulation: 10,500 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Dana Cassara
Seattle, WA. USA

Dana Cassara is a metalsmith, instructor, and owner of Danaca
Design. Danaca Designs Metal Crafting Center is a jewelry and
small-scale metal working studio located in the University District
of Seattle. We offer classes for individuals seeking to gain skills
in the art of decorative metal working and jewelry design. Our
studio is a comfortable, well lit, and cheerful work space fully
equipped for small-scale fabrication, including hollow forming and
soldering, as well as enameling, precious metal clay and stone
setting. We house a small store-front gallery featuring local
artists, both professional and amateur, as well as a limited
selection of tools.

Sharon Ivy
Ivy Pottery
Mc Calla, AL. USA

I have been interested in learning metalsmithing for many years, but
with no local classes available, I never got started. Finally
decided to use the internet and books to teach myself all I can and
just to jump in and get started. Buying a few quality tools along,
most recently a German-made saw and some sheet copper, brass, and
sterling. Next is a torch and flex shaft, after I work out some sort
of ventilation in my spot in the garage. Excited to get started!

Donna Struthers
San Diego, CA. USA

I have been a lamp worker for 12 years. I also work in silver and
enamel, often combining materials to make unique jewelry