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[Welcome] New Members for February 16, 2011

Orchid Circulation: 10,500 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Kari Peterson
Kailua, HI. USA

born an raised hawaii girl. Jeweler, Writer, and student. Gemstone
addict. Love work with kinetic qualities.

Thomas Loeff
Shopworks, Inc.
Scottsdale, AZ. USA

M.S. Physics
20 years work experience in product design and development.
Entered jewelry industry in the last six years.

Kristen Hummel
Seattle, WA. USA

Making the transition from Student to Metalsmith.

Sharon D Solly
Asheville, NC. USA

Hi all,

My name is Sharon Solly. I am learning everything I can about
working with metal and loving every minute of it. Being self taught
gives me time to soak it all in, make mistakes and learn from them
and revel in the finished pieces that worked right! Thank you to
everyone that shares their knowledge here. I will surely enjoy
learning all I can on this site.

Miguel Rosas
Hi-Tech PMR
Houston, TX. USA

Brokerage, purchasing and other services including precise and
detailed assay of precious gem stones, primarily Diamonds, and the
rare earth metals, Gold, Silver and Platinum. A motivator of the
sales team with a great deal of direct contact with clients and
prospects. Working with other members of management to set long and
short term goals, create incentive programs, and increase the
overall volume of company sales.

Reza Rezaii
Ghaboos, Iran

I am a researcher in gold technology.

Leza McLeod
Elemental Studio
Johannesburg, Gauteng. South Africa

I have been a goldsmith for twenty years now. I have progressed
through the years being lucky enough to specialize in antique
reproductions and my own contemporary designs. I have been running a
small school for about four years which is immensely satisfying and
hope to carry on exploring my creativity through gold smithing as I
still love it.

Rick Powell
Palm Coast, Florida. USA

I’m a teacher who likes to have hobbies. I normally work on my
antique british motorcycle and since I have a lot of tools and like
to work with metal I thought I would try out some goldsmithing.

I’m a beginner and don’t have any mentors yet so I’m self teaching
and doing research. I’ve learned how to solder which came easy since
I can weld and I’m determined to learn how to make Mokume Gane so
that I can use that as my medium in the future.

Jim Padden
Traverse City, MI. USA

Just a beginner, looking for ideas, technique and advice.