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[Welcome] New Members for July 26, 2010


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Please welcome our newest members…

Tom Finneran
Contemporary Artifacts
Boulder, CO. USA

I am a professional lapidary of some 23 years. I do a variety of
unique styles of cutting. Specialties are lathe turning of stone as
well as other machining techniques. Primary material focus for the
past couple of years has been nephrite jade. I also work all
varieties of quartz crystaline and crypto-crystaline including
fossilized materials.

Ricardo and Claudia Birnie
Agates From Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

We are agate “hunters” from Argentina in different sources as : “San
Rafael” (Condor agates) Patagonia (Agates from down South Argentina)
and from “Entre Rios” Province (Mesopotamia Region).Agates are
collected, cut and selected. Only a 3 or 4 % are "collector grade"
agates, and most of the rest are disposable because they lack

Debasish Bhattacharjee
Farinni jewellery
Kolkata, West bengal. India

I am a Metallurgist having about 20 yrs of working experience in non
ferrous field. About 10 yrs I worked with Copper smelting and
refining. For the last 10 yrs, i am into jewellery making. In the
present comapny, we are into sterling jewellry export.

Donna M Gunn
Upland, CA. USA

Currently I work predominately with wire, sheet metal and cold
connections. I have recently begun using a torch and am interested
in learning soldering and stone setting.

Joan Marie Joachims
Joan Joachims Designs
Tacoma, WA. USA

I am jewelry artist most of my work is cast sterling I use some
found objects and I combine gold, sterling and bronze I’m starting
to teach wax casting