[Welcome] New Members for June 18, 2010

Orchid Circulation: 10,500 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Jean Gurucharri
Bradenton, FL. USA

I have been making jewelry for about 4 years and having a blast
doing it! Love metal, love stones and this is the best excuse for
work i’ve ever found!

Carl Burris
Peninsula jewelry and repair
Hampton, Virginia. Usa


Goldsmith, Graduate Gemologist (GIA), Designer, handmade and CAD
designs, Software GemVision, Matrix 6, Colored stone expert, Overseas
buyer I have been in the jewelry for close to 32 years., 5 in retail
management and 27 in the art of being a goldsmith. I have been a
retail manager, goldsmith, senior goldsmith with companies with
multiple stores. I have worked with award winning designers as one
who executed their designs, with experience in the lapidary arts as
well as an expert in colored stones with a diploma from the
Gemological Institute of America as a Graduate Gemologist. I have
been an overseas buyer on occasion to supply inventory for companies
I have worked with at the cutting areas as well as some of the
worlds largest gem and jewelry shows with personal contact with
factories that produce merchandise that is sold in mainstream stores
as well as the mom and pop stores with visits to some of the largest
manufacturing companies in the United States. My love and interest
inspired me to get a Graduate Gemologist Diploma from the
Gemological Institute of America, one of the most respected
nonprofit organizations in the world. The past couple of years I
have expanded my skills to Cad design with milling capabilities. I
enjoy the jewelry trade and look forward to my growth and skills to
continue. Recent work in CAD design and hands on CNC milling with my
own software and milling machine.

Sara Bukumunhe
Shipley, West Yorks. UK


I am a designer maker based in Shipley, West Yorkshire, UK. I make
jewellery mainly in silver and gold.

Johnnie Boseman
Creative Change Enterprises
Williamsburg, VA. USA

Reentering the jewelry world after a few years absence.