[Welcome] New Members for June 6, 2009

Please welcome our newest members!

Rachael Delaney
Lavington, NSW. Australia


I’ve been primarily making chainmaille jewellery for around 7 years.
Recently I’ve started to teach myself some basic metalsmithing
skills which I am eager to expand on!

Gretchen Wilson
Ft. Myers, FL. USA

I run a restaurant/gift shop on Sanibel Island, Florida. I do the
buying for the store where I carry a large selection of jewelry
including my line which is called Emerald Frog Designs. I have been
making jewelry since 1993 and I do mostly wildlife sterling and 14kt
gold. I have a very large sel ection and inventory. I am just
starting to market my work a bit more now that I am finding more
time to create. I also have two boys 8 and 10 who keep me very busy.

Michaela Kloepfer
Made In Hanau
Hanau, Hessen. Germany

I’m studying Goldsmithing at the Zeichenakademie in Hanau, Germany.
I also have a workspace at Made In Hanau, a studio/workshop, gallery
and shop shared by 9 silver and goldsmiths.

Although I live in Germany, I’m actually half Australian, half
British. I’m learning jewellery making in German language, which can
be tough sometimes as my German is not perfect. So, whenever
possible, I love soaking up tips and advice in English. This website
is fantastic!