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[Welcome] New Members for March 12, 2009

Please welcome our newest members!

Marianne Nakamura
La Jolla, USA

long-time artist- new to jewelry

Charles Sullivan
Ettamar Crafts
Austin, TX. USA

I have been playing with jewelry making and other metal work for
almost 50 years. My father was a dentist and got involved in making
jewelry with his scrap gold since he already had all the equipment
for lost wax casting and I got started by watching him in his lab.
In 2003 I retired from IBM and was given some education benefits
which I used to start taking jewelry classes at the local community
college, planning to pursue as a hobby and maybe try to make enough
out of it to fund my love of “toys” (rolling mills and other fun
objects). I am also taken classes in copper smithing and black
smithing and am having fun with all of them. So far, I have given
away a lot of stuff, but no sales.

Marjorie Dawson
Whskr Art Dolls & Accessories
Lower Hutt, New Zealand

I am a textile worker who is moving to work in metal, mostly copper.
I took classes with Mary Hettmansperger when she visited New Zealand
for the Aotearoa Creative Textiles Forum in 2008 and now combine my
interest in textiles with copper pieces.

I have online stores on ArtFire and Etsy for my textile and Art Doll
work while I work on copper prototypes for submission to stores here
in Wellington, New Zealand who either stock my current work or have
expressed an interest in my new copper range.

Cathy Ellen Miller
Redwood City, CA. USA

I’m new to jewelry and metal work and hope to learn from the Orchid

Teresa Pureber
Littleton, CO. USA

GIA Gemologist, hoping to attend Revere Academy of Jewelry in a few

Kate A O’Brien
kate obrien creative
Birkdale, Queensland. Australia

Novice interested in Costume Jewelry. Professional photographer by