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[Welcome] New Members for July 30, 2014

Please welcome our newest members…

Peter Dehahn
Sherman, CT. USA

Hi everyone, I am 54 and started in the jewelry trade at 14. I went
to Penland in 1980 and was introduced to mokume gane by Marvin
Jensen. He was a very strong influence and pointed me in a lifelong
direction. I studied at the museum of fine arts Boston where my
interest in Japanese metal techni ques and the wonder of Japanese
sword fittings developed.

I have been a serious collector of these amazing art objects ever

I owned a jewelry trade / custom shop for 12 years, managed a
jewelry manufacturing shop for 7+ years, worked in several retail
stores and for the last 15 years been the designer/goldsmith at a
store on the Connecticut “goldcoast” I have always maintained my own
studio as well and will add my pics to the bench exchange. I have
enjoyed this site for sometime now and feel it is time to make it
official. I have been extremely fortunate in that almost every
jeweler I have worked alongside was interested in and helpful in my
personal growth. A gift I have always tried to pay forward. Maybe I
w ill get a chance to do that here as well.