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[Welcome] New Members for July 25, 2008

Please welcome our newest members!

Claudelle Girard
Bergen, Norway


I am a graphic designer and illustrator and have been making jewelry
in some form as a hobby for almost 10 years now. I have taken a few
jewelry-making classes along the way and intend on devoting more
time to it in the future, which is why I decided to sign up here for
motivation, inspiration, and tips. I was signed up to Orchid several
years ago and am happy to be back.


Suella Wass
New Hope, PA. USA

Several years ago I started with an adult education class. Since
then I have taken courses in basic metalworking and enameling at the
Bucks County Community College. I am looking forward to having my
own workspace, complete with a torch and the accompanying equipment.
Until then, I work at the college or at a small table in a storage
room doing chain maille and some wire work. I have been reading what
everyone posts here with great interest and have learned a great
deal just from reading.

Anastasia Azure
Smithville, TN. USA

By interlacing textiles with jewelry metal arts, I combine an
ancient cloth-making technique with contemporary materials and
metalsmithing to create dimensional weave jewelry. My jewelry is
hand-woven using a traditional floor.

Presently, I am completing my third year as Resident Artist at the
Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee. I have earned earned
degrees from the Revere Academy of Jewelry Art in San Francisco in
and the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Barbara Pliskin
Silver Spring, MD. USA

I am a retired art teacher and have been painting my entire life and
metalsmithing for the past 10 years or so. I work in silver and
stones. Please visit my website so you can see my work.

IkJae Chung
Alameda, USA

I’m new to the jewelry industry and hope to learn many things from
fellow jewelers.

Jim Bailey
Cripple Creek, CO. USA

Former crown and bridge dental technician with jewelry as a hobby.
Thinking about getting back into silver work.