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[Welcome] New Members for May 15, 2009

Please welcome our newest members!

Deborah B Perkins
Bardstown, KY. USA

New to jewelry making. I’ve done a lot of beading, some lampwork
beads and recently found interest in Art Nouveau enamels.

David Philips
Mt. Royal Gems
Frisco, CO. USA

I have artcam, modelmaster mill and do a lot of custom, repairs and
a lot of opal inlay. I work mostly in gold.

Beth Ostlund
Renwick, Iowa. USA

A beginner!

Jane Nicolais
Dallas, TX. USA

I have been working on jewelry part time for the last 10 years. I
have a studio on my home and make custom pieces for a small client
base. I have recently become more interested in enamel. I take 1-2
classes per year at the Revere Academy in San Francisco to learn new
skills and hone those I alr eady have. I am the mother of two
teenagers and three dogs.

Paresh Dhanak
Dubai, UAE

I have been in the jewelry industry for the last 20 years with a
special interest in jewelry manufacuring. It is my hobby to learn
about modern jewelry manufacturing techniques as well as
improvements to age old techniques.

Ricky James Swartzwelder
Bezel Form
Amherst, Virginia. USA

Primary interests are Lapidary and wire wrapping. Introduced Bezel
Form wire wrap mandrels and prong guides in 2007. Bezel Form wire
wrap mandrels have enabled hundreds or wire artist’s to be more
creative and ease the difficulties associated with wire forming.
Metalsmiths use the engraving to mark out prong locations on bezel
wire. I am a member of the Gideons (think hotel bibles) and have
three daughters and five grandchildren. My lovely wife of 22 years
and I live in Central Virginia.