[Welcome] New Members for March 3, 2009

Please welcome our newest members!

Cynthia Renee Zava
Cynthia Renee, Company
Carrboro, NC. USA

I specialize in working with collectors of fine colored gems, and
sometimes design labor-intensive and highly personalized jewelry for
them. First a gem specialist, I have become known for luxurious
personal jewelry design working one-on-one with collectors. I’ve
authored over 40 articles of original content on gems, mining,
marketing, fashion, and jewelry styling and am a frequent speaker for
jewelers’groups, including the JCK Las Vegas shows and AGTA Tucson
GemFaire. My husband’s business, Zava Mastercuts, specializes in fine
cut colored gemstones (Timeless, not Trendy) for the designer and
retail jeweler.

Pamela Bristol
Matlacha, FL. USA

I have been “practicing” some wire and PMC jewelry techniques about
2 years. Have sold several pieces to local galleries and friends.

My real experience lies in stained glass and mosiacs. Enjoy
incorparating both both in jewelry.

James Theoharris
Ballistic Fluid Technology
La Habra, ca. USA,


I work for an alternative service provider for the Sanders and
Solidscape machines. We offer materials, printhead repairs and
replacement, and free consultations. I hope we can help.

John Ruff
Springfield, USA

Hello, I am a self taught jeweler. I’ve been at this for more than
thirty five years, so I’ve had time to make many mistakes. i look
forwarsd to interacting with you all. John

Marina Antoniou
Sydney, NSW. Australia

A student studying jewellery and object design at the design centre

Laurent Neuenschwander
Albany, New Zealand

I studied mechanical engineering and metallurgy in switzerland before
emigrating to new zealand in the 70’s I realised my ambition to
communicate feelings through creativity in the 90’s when I studied
design at unitec, majoring in jewellery at first I designed and made
knives until the specialised steel became unavailable I now offers a
range of jewellery where I exploits the (sometimes) unusual
behaviour of the metals

artist statement

i enjoy to push the metals beyond their normal boundaries. it
sometimes results in disaster but often it opens doors to the
unusual unusual surfaces, unusual textures, always unusual and mostly
visually pleasing these happy accidents usually result in naturally
occuring curves and patterns i have chosen to pursue this unusual
line of design because it offers tremendous rewards and i can
finally put my metallurgical knowledge to an artistic use

Kelly Tzannes
Lexington, MA. USA

Hi - I am a beginner jeweler and just finished an awesome argentium
workshop with Cynthia Eid - she recommended the site to us so here I