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[Welcome] New Members for January 26, 2009

Please welcome our newest members!

Denise M Taylor
San Carlos, Ca. USA

Hello, my name is Denise. I am new to the jewelry industry. I am
currently a student at Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, in SF.
Currently I am scheduled to complete the classes needed for the
Bench Jeweler Technician certificate program. I am looking forward to
having a career in the jewelry business.

Sheila McMahan
Stoneham, MA. USA

Hi Everyone, I am new to Orchid and found that many of my classmates
and acquaintances recommended this website. So here I am…I am a
student at Metalwerx and am currently taking Jewelry 2, I love
it… I have been a long time beader and wire wrapper and wanted to
learn how to solder, so here I am…totally addicted to bending
metal and the torch…I look forward to learning from all of you.

Catherine Behan
Chicago, IL. USA

I live on the South Side of Chicago, a graduate of the School of the
Art Institute of Chicago with a dual degree in Sculpture and Art &
Technology. I am exploring jewelry as wearable sculpture.

Kevin Nichols
Riverside Studios
Dimondale, MI. USA

I am just beginning in the field of metal smithing and silver
smithing. I have been a full time artist for about 7 months now. I
run a small shop in our town and am slowly building a reputation for
my work. I am also a father of 4 and am happily married to my high
school sweet heart.

Gerald Aubin
Eternal Diamonds Corp
Sudbury, Ontario. Canada

Hello all. I was born and raised in a self taught method of
goldsmithing mainly in the areas of jewellery repairs. We’ve
expanded into dealing diamonds, and custom made engagement rings and
have done well in those areas. Looking forward to mingling with

Sharon L Humphrey
Voorheesville, NY. USA

I create chain maille and wire wrapped jewelry as well as beaded
jewelry at present and desire to learn other avenues in jewelry
creation from the professionals on Orchid.

Sharon Terry
The silver lake studio
Carrollton, TX. USA

I attend Advanced Metal Fabrication classes once a week. In a spare
room, I have a complete shop set-up, with grinding, buffing and
polishing equipment in the garage.

The entire fabrication process is very enjoyable to me, and every
new piece I work on automatically becomes my favorite. I have found
my passion!!

Erinn Logee
Calgary, AB. Canada

I am an art student at the Alberta College of Art and Design, in
Calgary, Alberta. I am studying Jewellery and Glass art. I am
currently in my second year and look forward to the future as a
Canadian Artist.

Whitney Heald
Herndon Heald
Austin, TX. USA

I live in Austin, TX and work for Herndon Heald, which is a
collaboration between 3 designers who work out of Santa Fe, NM and
Austin, TX. Our jewelry is handcrafted down to the tiniest detail. We
endeavor to create stunning jewelry that reveals the beauty of the
materials we use. I love my job and the people that I work with.