[Welcome] New Members for January 24, 2014

Please welcome our newest members…

Anthonia Onwordi
Stanmore, UK

I’m an aspiring jeweller who is largely self-taught. I work as an
Accountant in my day job.

John W Wright
Lexington, Kentucky. USA

My studio workshop is in Lexington Kentucky where I live with my
wife and three daughters, all of whom make frequent requests for my
jewelry! I am a gifted faceter, member of the United States Faceters
Guild, diamond setter and colored stone setter. My precision cut
colored stones distinguish my jewelry. I started my company, Gems By
John LLC, first cutting gemstones and later expanded by crafting
custom jewelry to complement my colored stones. I refined my stone
cutting and jewelry fabrication skill through a variety of training
classes, workshops, and lots of hours behind the jeweler’s be nch and
faceting machine. Some of my training has come from nationally
recognized leaders in their fields and include instruction in
Faceting from Jerry Call, Diamond Setting from Robert Wooding, Gold
Smiting from Danny Barnes, Silversmithing from Alan Jewel & Ruthie
Cohen, Lost Wax Casting from Fr ed Sias, precious opal cutting from
Sara Lee Boyce, Jewelry Photography from Ken Kipnis, Creative Stone
Setting from John Cogswell, Glass Fusing from Renee Wright, Surface
Embellishment by Harold O’Connor, and Jade Carving by Carlos Reyes
and Bill Smith.