[Welcome] New Members for July 9, 2008

Please welcome our newest members!

Mike Schechter
Tully, NY. USA

hobbyist. primarily fabricated silver/base metal jewelry with
occasional stone setting and also smaller (under 1 meter) sculpture,
mixed metal/stone and free-torch-made steel.

Kathleen E Smetek
Ringgold, GA. USA

I just graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA
in Metals and Jewelry. I am currently looking for a job that will
help me get the experience of being a “Jeweler.” I have been told by
several people that I need experience before they can hire me…so I
pose this question to all

  • How, just how is someone like me who works hard, and just out of
    school supposed to get experience if no one will hire me? Does
    anyone know why this happens?

I’m not looking for anything in particular just a job that allows me
to use what I’ve learned in school and maybe learn more from the
people around me. I love to learn new things about Jewelry! This is
such an exciting field and I just want to be a bench jeweler for a
few years for someone who loves this craft as much as I do. I may
not be a good stone setter but I can make the settings for just
about any stone. I love to carve waxes and cast as well as enamel.
I’m not the greatest when it comes to enamelling but I got the
basics. I still love it.

Kevin Kamalu
Pukalani, HI. USA

I live on Maui and make jewelry. I’ve done lampwork, PMC and
currently taking metalsmithing classes.