[Welcome] New Members for January 8, 2016

Please welcome our newest members…

Ree Gallagher
Chadds Ford, PA. USA

Studio jeweler

Jenny Topolski
Brooklyn, NY. USA

I am a self-employed jewelry maker in NYC, running all aspects of my
business, J. Topolski. I primarily sell online, at markets, and
wholesale to stores. I focus on wax-carving and acid-etching, but I
am also working more with stones now. I love being a part of groups
of artists, and have been on the board of directors for the Etsy NY
street team for 2 years.

Kathleen White
Kenwood, California. USA

Hi - I am a lifelong artist and in recent years have been making and
even selling jewelry.

My teacher and mentor is Michael Chaille who teaches at College of
Marin in Kentfield, CA. I owe a great deal to him as he always
taught us by allowing us to follow our passions.

I am in my 70’s now and still working every day because I love the
work so much.

I also draw and paint with various materials - most recently
encaustics which I also use in my jewelry making sometimes.

Thanks for being here - I look forward to participating as often as

You can see some of my work on my (in process) website.

Tabitha Lorraine Pearson
Vancouver, Washington. USA

I am a self taught jeweler and glass worker. I have been working in
glass for 10 years, primarily glass beads. I have been working with
metal for 5 years. I am currently teaching myself how to set stones,
cast, work with granulation, chasing and repousse.

Kristina Kallur
Falun, Sweden

Just setting up first jewellery line.

Hi I’m new to jewelry design and repair but am looking to learn as
much as I can and work with someone with experience.