Orchid Circulation: 13,000 members!
Please welcome our newest members…
Over educated, and curious, classically trained bench jeweler. Just
want to keep up with new techniques and people who are working in
New York, NY. USA
I make jewelry with copper sheets (I paint them) and Sculpy.
Ray Charles Park
Ray Park Design
Arlington Heights, Illinois. USA
I have been a bench jeweler for about 25 years. I began out of
necessity to keep my new jewelry store open. My fresh out of college
goldsmith had a meltdown when she melted a hollow ring during sizing.
Since I had played a little with smithing, I remade the ring - solid
this time. Since then, I have continued to very painfully teach
myself all the techniques in crafting jewelry, learning as I tackled
each new job. I have always been fascinated by Faberge’, Cellini and
Cartier, and I’ve pored through all the literature I could find to
study their techniques. I have striven to execute my work in a
similar fashion to them. Any piece I craft is guided by what I have
learned from them. Since I’m a dinosaur to all the current computer
technology, it’s going to take a while to set up a website, but I
hope to share photos of my work soon.
Branford, CT. USA
Hi Everyone, I am new to this. I was a bench Jeweler in a previous
life and am thinking about getting back in the biz. I am in CT. I
have 3 kids that are just about grown now and I am a face and body