[Welcome] New Members for January 22, 2010

Please welcome our newest members!

Julie Booras
Shrewsbury, MA. USA

I’ve been working in metal clay for the past 3 years and would like
to expand to other metals. Thanks. -Julie

Michael j Marentes
Marentes Designs
Kansas City, MO. USA


Im a New Store Owner/Bench Jeweler, I graduated from TIJT 2 year
program, I have background silver smithing in High School as well as
working the sales gauntlet. I just opened a small store where I sell
only my designs, as well as buying gold, refurbishing and sales of
watches & fixing jewelry.

Ruth Pallek
Fenwick, Ontario. Canada

Self-Taught jeweller, for many years. Enjoy stonesetting, and
designing jewellery with a flair of nature in mind. Love adding
details in etching to set beautiful stones that my husband cuts for
me,both cabachons and faceted stones. Working in silver, copper
brass and enamelling and lost wax-casting. Teaching night classes in
Niagara College and Rodman hall, totally enjoying my eager students.
Enjoy fine arts, weaving, pottery,enamelling, and music. Live each
day to the fullest and am grateful for never-ending blessings that
come my way or that I can give out to others.

Veronica A de Saint Phalle
Veronica’s Victoriana
Johnson, VT. USA

Currently I work in a small jewelry store and will be taking on some
of the responsibility of repairs and restringing beads/pearls. I love
my job and all the challenges it brings!! I also do photography as my
other job. Mostly wedding photography. I also tat-and use beads in my
tatting. My husband and I have two golden retrievers that I adore!! I
love to walk (everyday)- with my dogs-isn’t that why I have them?