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[Welcome] New Members for January 28, 2013

Orchid Circulation: 13,000 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Vicky Jean Oresick
Chapamas Custom Designed Jewelry
Waukesha, WI. USA

I am a home based jewelry designer. My pieces are one of a kind,
usually figure out something I want to make, make it and sell it at
local art fairs. I work with natural stones, wire work, more
organic, classic looking pieces. I also love to work with PMC. Would
like to spread my wings possible web site.

Rose Schwartz
Cincinnati, Ohio. USA

Hi I’m Rose. I’m a glass artist and jewelry designer from Ohio.
Interested in furthering my design capabilities, and perhaps
branching into new areas of design. I look forward to meeting others
with similar interests.

Christine Rockey
Camp Hill, PA. USA

I am an academic and scholar, but also a published poet and an
artist. I prefer to focus in jewelry- specifically stone-based- but
I have much to learn beyond the basics. I also dabble with
mixed-media things as well…

Garry Nielsen
Sydney, NSW. Australia

Recently retired and new to metal-smithing and lapidary as a hobby.
Keen to learn from more experienced practioners.

Jane Clare Rickard
Chicago, IL. USA

What a strange trip it has been, actually I’m a press photog and
photo editor for an on line hyper-local the Wells Park Bulldog.
About a year ago totally stressed out I took a metals class thinking
it would help. Well after my first class and midway into my second
people started buying my work right off of my body. I found a
teacher Neil Kraus who taught me to use my photographic eye as a
designer and I started to cut, pound and turn on the torch in an
serious effort.

So basically I’m a beginner, work hard and look forward to the day
when I can do this full time. But that is such a long way and many
skill off…

Kristen Haug
Silver Lake, KS. USA

Hi. I have been a bench jeweler for a retail store for the last 10
years. In the last couple of years, I have begun my own tiny
business and jewelry line.

I am interested in tools to help grow my business. both physical
tools such as a laser welder and more intangible tools like

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