[Welcome] New Members for March 22, 2012

Orchid Circulation: 13,000 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Liane Shih
Alhambra, CA. USA


Artist, designer, and jewelry maker

Abigail N D Walker
Westbury, Wilts. UK

I am an apprentice jeweller and started September 2011.

Bill Porter
Jacksonville, OR. USA

I am trying to learn about working with silver wire and re size it. I
am not aware of the tools needed to Roll or Draw silver wire. Bill

Jennifer Kuyek
Ottawa, Ontario. Canada

I am an aspiring jewelry maker eager to learn as much as I can. I
have always been creative, and have finally found a medium (metal!)
that lets me apply my creativity in a variety of ways. I work with
sterling silver, semi-precious gems and some found objects. I am
excited to join this community!

Ralph Nunziata
Rafaele Designs
Washingtonville, New York. USA

After the completion of my apprenticeship I worked as a bench
jeweler (goldsmith,stone setter) dealing with high end repairs.
After a few years I moved into custom fabrication, and wax model
making. at that time after a few year I opened my own custom jewelry
shop where I am at this point in time. I have added cad design and
milling to generate customer designs. Presently my business is
designing and making estate jewelry. I also have a degree in
mechanical engineering, and I also am a machinist which I use for
tool design as related to the jewelry industry. Total time in this
industry to date is 40 years.