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[Welcome] New Members for June 6, 2010


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Please welcome our newest members!

Steve Induni
Oceanside, CA. USA

Better than novice lapidary cabochon maker

But novice with silver solder

This is an avocation that I would persue full time if I can ever
retire, completeley; at age 68, I still work a 40 hour week mostly
because I wouldn’t know what to do with myself if I did retire

Cabs, sodering, chains, channel inlay and next year Hopi overlay
will keep me busy, entertained, and challenged so I may be able to
find out what I will be when I grow up

Lisa M Hamilton
Brooklyn, NY. USA

I like fire, metal and glass. I have a perfectionist’s eye and lazy
habits.

Shawna Adam
Fullerton, CA. USA

HI all, I’m Shawna V. Adam & I am on a quest exploring the art field
that is full of a variety of mediums to work with. I enjoy combining
a multitude of techniques & materials in my art: glass, enamel,
metal, welding, paint—which probably would place me in the mixed
media artist category. I have a thirst for obtaining a wide variety
of knowledge & understanding. With each project I begin, I find
others whom share the same mindset as me & I branch out to explore &
develop the skills needed to perfect my craft. Opportunities present
themselves making this journey quite an eventful one! As I am not
focused in one particular area, I would say that my life is
organized chaos—which I have found to be an exciting adventure as
I keep all my options open and now have developed a variety of
skills. I teach in a public elementary school during the day & am
involved with many civic groups, or ganizations and service oriented
projects. I also am currently the president of the So Calif Glass
Guild.

Val Burnett
Sudbury, Suffolk. UK

I am currently setting up a studio and kitting it out from scratch.
Silver smithing is new to me but I am learning and keen to practise
hard once everything is in place - I will have no excuses then!! The
articles on organizing a workshop, bench and general ergonomics have
been very helpful in the short time I’ve been reviewing this site and
I expect to learn a lot more about my craft in time from this forum.

Jim Johnston
Phoenix, Arizona. USA

Hello My name is Jim and I enjoy turning coins into coinrings. I am
self taught and still learning.

Jackie Smith
Orinda, CA. USA

http://www.arhyonel.com

I am an antique restorer, who started learning various jewelry
techniques to restore antiques. After a while I discovered I enjoyed
making jewelry too!