[Welcome] New Members for February 20, 2010

Please welcome our newest members!

Karen Caples
Olathe, Kansas. USA

I am a recreational beader; a beginner at that! I have joined Orchid
looking for much appreciated help. I love everything about beading
and have found in it a refuge. Thanks in advance! I hope in time to
be able to offer help of my own.

Alan Frizzell
C.J.'s Jewelers
Okla. City, OK. USA

Prior experience in machine shop led to 30yrs in jewelry rep/fab and
sales. All aspects of stone setting, carve and cast custom, and mold
making. A quest for more knowledge and to share that which I have
learned leads me to this forum. Interests beyond jewelry include
bicycle racing, ballroom dancing, and remodeling.

Kathy Bourque
I Bead Unique
Ogallala, NE. USA


I am from Western Nebraska and have been designing jewelry for about
7 years. It started with just stringing and has evolved to include
lampworking, wire wrapping, and now more metalwork. I have been
practicing foldforming thanks to Charles and even tried my first
Eastern Repousse project thanks to Victoria. I sell my jewelry
through art show venues around NE, CO, WY and KS. Always looking for
new things to try and new ways to do the old things. Been reading the
digest for a couple of months and want to truly thank everyone for
your wealth of