[Welcome] New Members for January 20, 2010

Please welcome our newest members!

Jacquie Hughes
Burbank, CA. USA

Hello! What a great site! I am a lifetime artist who always comes back
to jewelry design. I am currently back in school learning how to
work with metal and loving it! I reside in Los Angeles with my
beautiful family and I am looking to learn as much as possible about
jewelry design and production as possible. I am looking for a full
time position in the industry - if anyone needs help - please
contact me by email and I can send my credentials and portfolio. Have
a great New Year!

Kathleen Bisbee
Grand Rapids, MI. USA

Jewelry Design major at Kendall College of Art and Design.

Mary Mahood
North Las Vegas, NV. USA

39 yr old female, mother of 2 toddlers, RN, newbie to metalsmithing

Anne Betenson
Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf. UK

Hi, my name is Anne. I am an artisan jewellery designer from South
Wales in the UK. I currently sell some of my designs on Etsy and I
am working on my second Etsy shop called crystalriverbeads. I also
have a shop on Folksy and sell offline as well. All my designs are
generally one off pieces. I am originally from the Inner Hebrides in
Scotland, from the Island of Islay which is very famous for its
whiskies. My background is diverse as I am inspired by the Viking
myths and Celtic legends from my childhood and from living over
twenty years in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park in S
Wales. I am interested in nature and history and I feel this is
reflected in my newr work. I am being featured on online fashion
blogs in the UK, and some of my jewellery is to be featured in a
design magazine this spring. I am currently designing my own
personal website which feature not only my work but will showcase new
artisans from the local area.

Connie Stevens
Glendale, OR. USA


I am Connie, I have made beaded jewelry since I was a child. I have
been making my own glass beads for 15 years and blowing glass on and
off for ten. I have always had an interest in metalsmithing.
Currently I have put together most of my casting equipment for lost
wax casting. I hope to someday incorporate my glass work with silver
and gold smithing to make my jewelry completely compased of
materials made by me. I have enjoyed reading all the informative
articles on this site for years. I am ready to join now!

Thank you all for sharing your knowledge!

Connie Stevens
an aspiring metalsmith!

Julie Veitch
Carmel, CA. USA

I’m new to making jewelry. Just starting to put together a workshop.
I’m hoping to learn from all of you.