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[Welcome] New Members for January 11, 2009

Please welcome our newest members!

Erica Clum
Grace & Vine
Los Angeles, CA. USA

Hello Orchid, my name is Erica. I live in Los Angeles I have been
making jewelry (metalsmithing) for almost 2 years now. I have turned
my craft into a small business, which is fun and challenging. There
is so much to learn in the metal arts, I never seem to run out of
questions! I am excited to have Orchid’s many members’ years of
experience as a source of nice meeting you.

Kevin Nichols
Riverside studios
Dimondale, MI. USA

My name is Karen Nichols. My husband, Kevin, and I own and operate
Riverside Studios in gorgeous Dimondale, Michigan. I am a glass
artisan, and Kevin is learning metalsmithing!

Carolyn A Reed
Massillon Metaphysics
Massillon, OH. USA

My sisters and I have always been interested in gemstones and the
metaphysical properties connected to each one. We had started
tumbling rough stones in our basement. Before we knew it the love
and beauty of the stones has led us to jewelry. We eventually would
like to open a small shop in our local town. I never knew I could
make things so beautiful. I didn’t know it was in me. I am now on a
quest to learn each and everything I possibly can about jewelry

J Schaefer
Newport, RI. USA


Alison Moore
Stafford, UK

I have just discovered silversmithing and am keen to learn lots!

Jonathan Allen Baker
Greenfield, Indiana. USA

I am a lapidarist, and amature jewelry metalsmith. I am trying to
fuse many different designs and inspirations to fantasy cut
and other organics. I hope to launch a buisness that
deals in fine stones for jewelers who wish to accent there fine
skills with one of a kind sculpted gems.