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[Welcome] New Members for February 13, 2013

Orchid Circulation: 13,000 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Adam Kley
Stockholm, Sweden

hi im a beginner silversmith and lost wax sculpture caster wanting
to learn more from your interesting forums and database of knowledge
and communication!! thanks

Sarah-Hannah Bedard
Victoria, British Columbia. Canada

I am a amateur jeweller and I am designing a line of silver

Tammy Pruitt
Marshall, Texas. USA

I love all things metal and I want to learn.

Diane L. Williams
League City, Texas. USA, 77573

I make jewelry and have been taking various jewelry metalsmithing
classes for about five years. I have been fortunate to have had
wonderful teachers, both formerly in Santa Barbara, CA and now at
Alvin Community College in Alvin, Tx. I am most fortunate to have
noted metalsmith Diane Falkenhagen as my current teacher.

The Ganoksin Project and Orchid are premier resources for
for jewelry makers and I am grateful to have the
opportunity to become a part of this group.

Allan Mether
Mornington, Victoria. Australia

Hi, I have worked in the jewellery industry for nearly 40 years
making, repairing, and studying manufacturing techniques for
jewellery. I have worked for myself most of my working life. My
wife, Maggie, and I run a small jewellers shop in Mornington
Victoria, Australia, with help from an old friend, Chris.

Chris runs the shop on a day to day basis, and I make and repair
jewellery in my home workshop. I have always had an interest in
teaching jewellery making, and have run private classes in the past.
I believe that there should be no such thing as trade secrets,
knowledge should be shared.

In the past I have made many of my own tools, or adapted tools to
suit a particular job. One of my latest designs is proving to be
very worthwhile, and I have just completed a small production run.
This is a very versatile third hand kit based on magnetic elbow
joints. The kit contains 2 holding units and can accurately hold two
components together for hands free soldering. It’s a pleasure to use
and great benefit to those of us whose hands are no longer as steady
as they used to be. I look forward to sharing pictures and video of
this unit.


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