[Welcome] New Members for May 28, 2011

Orchid Circulation: 11,500 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Christine Finch
Richmond, CA. USA

Hello Ganoksin, I am a beginning metal smithing student, learning the
basics of fabrication. Silver is my joy, and my respect for copper
grows. I am starting to enamel, love reticulation, and I see that I
am at the beginning of a long and satisfying journey. Chris Finch

Geraldine F. Nichols
Annville, PA. USA

I am a semi retired R.N. who only within the past year became
interested in and began creating different types of jewelry. I have
accumulated a fair amount of supplies and am always adding and
learning new techniques. Wire and wire wrapping has seemed to be the
most challenging and therefore the most interesting thus far. I have
acquired some basic metal clay supplies and am eager to work with it

In the past I have probably learned and done most every possible
craft with the exception of making pottery. I freely admit to
joining for all I can learn and hope along the way I might also

Judy Bonzi
Tecolote Desgins
Kenwood, CA. USA

I am fairly new to the jewelry making world. I started out working
with silver so that I could make horn caps, conchos and other silver
work for saddles and bridles that I make. Turns out I love working
with metals and stones. I am not a total stranger to metal work, as
I have also been a sculptor for the past 15 years. What I really love
are the fine details and working on a small scale. I also like being
able to fabricate all elements of the pieces I am working on from
sheet to ring, etc… I have just started my business, and look to
grow it in the coming years.

Maxwell Ndiomu
Port harcourt, Rivers. Nigeria

I am a dealer in rough gemstones such as Tourmaline, Topaz,
Aquamarine, Emerald and Sapphire.

M LaNavi
Hudson, NC. USA

Looking for Jeweler that could work with salvaged titanium to make
family keepsake rings. Any ideas?