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[Welcome] New Members for May 21, 2009

Please welcome our newest members!

Brian K Brown
Ashburn, VA. USA

I started in metal arts about 20 years ago through living history
activities. I am the co-founder of LaBelle Compagnie a group
dedicated to recreating the household of a 14c.English knight
( Since everything had to be made by hand I decided
to delve into making belts, purses and other dress accessories
including, of course, jewelry. In short, I quickly became addicted to
the study of late medieval/early renaissance metalworking techniques.
I have little formal training, and am essentially self-taught; some
of my work can be seen in the book “1381 The Peel Affinity” a book by
the company (I am the stylishly red-coated Sir Brian). Although no
longer active in the group I retain my love for the period’s
craftsmanship and aesthetic. Now, however, I am working on expanding
my horizons. Very Best Regards, BB

Charles Raymond Carver
Boulder, Colorado

I am an aspiring jeweler in who is just spreading his wings! the
future is wide open.

Sara Cummins
Metal Arts Guild of Canada
Toronto, Ontario. Canada

Recent Graduate volunteering with the Metal Arts Guild of Canada and
setting up a small studio space.

Robert P. Mims
Robert mims jeweler
Natchez, MS. USA

I am an 88 year old jeweler, still practicing, and preparing my
gaughter to continue the business. she is quite capable in
management, and can do the neccessary repairs to support sales. I
thoroughly enjoy spending long hours watching your program. There
are so many different trails a young person can take in the jewelry
business today, and you are best way I have seen for them to make
that decision and make the right move. Thanks for being here.

Rhea Fanny Thiele-Seidenberg
Richmond, USA

I am an art teacher in the East Bay looking to learn jewelry design.
I love the art and I am looking forward to learning how to make
personal pieces and to be able to teaching metal arts to my

Deborah Levine Latter
Tujunga, CA. USA

I started creating jewelry about a year ago. I’m currently working
primarily with wire and semi-precious and I’m beginning
to work a bit more with polymer clay and metal clay. Horses are a
central theme.

Tzvi Kanner
Montreal, Canada

jewellery tools supplier

Debbie Fehrenbach
Fehrenbach Jewelry
Saint Johns, Michigan. USA

I am a metalsmith, fairly new to the business and love forging and