[Welcome] New Members for July 31, 2008

Please welcome our newest members!

Jaume Labro
Hilo, HI. USA


We are a gemstone and diamond dealers. We buy the rough and make our
own cutting in diamond and gemstones

Sally J Jewett-Brocato
Los Angeles, CA. USA


I have been making jewelry for just over a year now.

Two years ago I sold my video production company and spent those
past two years both transitioning to new management and learning to
make jewelry. With my jewerlry, I began with beading and
wire-wrapping and moved to metalsmithing about nine months ago. I
believe that I have found my next life! It is challenging,
frustration and exhilarating…sometimes all at the same time!

I built a website, but have found etsy.com to be more productive so
I have been focusing more attention toward that avenue as well as
wholesalers and boutique owners. I recently made my first
significant wholesale and consignment deal with a bead shop. Woo

I have found through the years that associating myself with
successful people helps me be successful so I have a blog which is
devoted to profiling the “best of the best” in jewelry designers. I
learn something from each person I “meet” online. The blog is:

I look forward to learning from all of you.


Brian Marrs
Vancouver, B.C. Canada

I am an amateur jewelry maker working mainly in silver and copper. I
have taken a few night school courses to improve and add to my
techniques. What I make I usually give to my wife, daughter, or son.
I enjoy experimenting with etching, patinas, etc. In my previous
life, before self-unemployment, I was a college English instructor.

Kristina S Henthorn
La Jolla, CA. USA


I am a scientist and jeweler, living in La Jolla, CA.

Melissa Dawn Jones
Chandler, AZ. USA

I’m a fairly new jeweler, and working on starting a business. My
main influences are art nouveau and the graceful lines of times gone
by. I’m very interested in reproducing historical pieces.

Marc Choyt
Reflective Images Inc.
Santa Fe, NM. USA


We are a designer jewelry company. We manufacture and sell wholesale
to the trade and retail in our brick and mortar store, and also on
line. I am an activist and journalist in areas regarding fair trade
and ethical supply chains, from mine to market. My company operates
several websites and also has a brick and mortal store in Santa Fe.
My other websites are artisanweddingrings.com and celticjewelry.com.

Steve Mazzarella
Denver, Co. USA

I used to be an Orchid participant but dropped off when I found
myself reading and learning so much, it was actually cutting in to
my productive time! I own a mail order catalog selling spiritual
items including jewelry. I need the stimulation of Ganoksin again.

Johnny Sherry
Designer Goldsmith & Diamonds Direct
Kerikeri, Northland. New Zealand



Back after a long absence. Looking forward to participating in