[Welcome] New Members for January 15, 2013

Orchid Circulation: 13,000 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Caiti Macdonald
Philadelphia, PA. USA

jewelry designer

Eric Sparre
Lambertville, NJ. USA

My company, Artspan, offers templated websites to artists and
artisans across a wide range of disciplines. We have 4,000 member
sites and will introduce in January 2013 a jewelry portal and
umbrella site for art jewelers only - Jewelspan.com

Nicole Gifford
tdkt jewellery
Bradford, Canada

New to the business - recent graduate of Jewellery and Metals +
Goldsmithing programs at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario,

I’ve joined in order to access the knowledge of other professionals
in the industry, with the hopes of one day being knowledgeable
enough myself to contribute to Orchid more intelligently as well!

Annette Lappin
Monaghan, Ireland

My name is Annette Lappin I’m a goldsmith based in Monaghan,

I work mostly with gold, palladium and platinum, and work closely
with precious gems and pearls. Inspiration for my work is quite broad
from modern architecture to flora/fauna depending on the brief, I
love to mix old techniques and give them a modern twist.

Anisha Khandelwal
Delhi, India

I am an independent jeweler setting up base with clients on a
personal basis. As I am relatively new to the trade, I would like to
learn more and more.

Kelsey Merkeley
Cranbrook, Canada

I am currently a student at the Alberta College of Art and Design in
Calgary. I consider myself a mixed media artist, as I enjoy the
process of mixing metal and fibre. I am currently learning how to
run Rhino and lost wax casting at school. In my free time, I enjoy
hanging out with friends, having tea parties with my sisters, and
going for walks in the woods.

Tina Ashmore
Co Dublin, Republic of Ireland

My name is Tina and I am a jeweller living in a little village in Co
Dublin Ireland. I have been making jewellery for at least 20years
and I adore it. I have recently been blessed with the opportunity to
sell my jewellery on Madison Ave New York and I am looking forward
to accepting the offer and enjoying this new adventure as it unfolds
in 2013.

Christopher John Little
Gems of Malta
St Paul’s Bay, Malta

I have had a long association with gemstones being the designer of
Theragem (theragem.com). This alternative therapy uses gemstones at
it’s heart for healing and has spectacular results.

Over the years I started collecting the gemstones that presented
themselves whilst I was researching gemstones for the Theragem

In the end I had accumulated so many (over 500) that I decided to
start to sell some off - My interest and passion for gemstones
continues as a small commercial venture!

Katie Dirnbauer
Knoxville, Tennessee. USA

I am just beginning in the jewelry world. And am excited to be a
sponge right now for all kinds of valuable/insightful knowledge.

Glenn Dale Wood
Moon Township, Pennsylvania. USA

Novice faceter, been faceting for 4 years. Some experience in silver
smithing & cabochoning. Digital macro photographing.

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