[Welcome] New Members for December 7, 2014

Please welcome our newest members…

Emily Weinstein
Toronto, Canada

Good evening! I am a gemmology student at George Brown College,
located in Toronto, Ontario. I am interested in pricing of gems and
precious stones mainly and trend forecasting of jewelry.

Bibby Loring

I’m very new to metalsmithing/jewelry making. Took a few courses in
college, and have had some private lessons as well. I love good
design and jewelry but know there’s so much I don’t know. I’m
looking forward to learning more!

Jerry Fleming
Phoenix, Arizona. USA

I’m just a hobbyist.

Kate Tinnan
Asheville, North Carolina. USA


I’m a mostly self taught silversmith working with sterling silver
and semi-precious I make every one of my pieces by hand,
most of them very labor intensive. My specialty is flawlessly woven
silver rope, which is a loop-in-loop textile technique that no
machine can duplicate.

I’m new to Asheville, as of July of 2014, though I’ve lived in North
Carolina since '97.

It’s a pleasure to meet all of you,

Kristian Benton

Opal miner/ cutter