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[Welcome] New Members for November 10, 2010

Orchid Circulation: 10,500 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Marie Johansen
Friday Harbor, WA. USA

I have ebb a spinner and weaver, a quilter of both traditional and
art quilts for close to 30 years and I think I have recently
developed a new obsession. I am lusting to learn to make Metal
jewelry - rather than just metal. I am on the hunt for some used
tools right now. It’s such a treat to find a craft/art that really
calls to you! I also review books for aurora and publishers (Lark’s
books really vote me hooked on this!) And that book blog is: &

John C Eicken
Danville, IL. USA

Been a jeweler for 10 years, presently work for a remount co.

Greg Brooks
Ostling & Brooks, Ltd.
Leavenworth, WA. USA

My wife and partner, Margaret Ostling, and I have been in business
as designer-goldsmiths since 1984. We have a retail store and
adjoining workshop/studio in a small resort town in Washington
State’s Cascade Mountain eastern foothills. We design and build 80%
to 90% our inventory, which is primarily of my partner’s designs. We
work in silver, gold, palladium and platinum. We do custom work. We
do repairs. Margaret was an AGTA Spectrum award winner in 1994, a
DeBeers Diamonds Today award winner in 1995, and a MJSA Vision award
winner in 1996, among others. More on our website on the "about us"
pages. Thank you.

Linwood Galeucia
Bedford, New Hampshire. USA

Former jewler

Recently retired from higher education with a renewed interest in
jewelry repair

Elitha William
Royal Design Online
Atlanta, Georgia. USA

RoyalDesign is an online jewelry store that provides provision to
buy diamond jewelry online which includes engagement rings, wedding
rings, diamond rings, diamond bracelets and jewelry for both men and

Kayla Duarte
Dartmouth, USA

im a Jewelry major at the university of umass dartmouth and it had
been suggested for me to join this forum to help me gather
for an award i am applying for, the Windgate Fellowship
Award. i want to figure out where i could get custom made pliers,
hammers. and any jewelry tool custom made for my hands with specific
types of grip because i have muscular dystrophy and regular tools
often are hard to handle and work with and if I win the award it is
a 15,000 award of which i need to create proposal to explain how i
would use the money. In order for me to explain my intentions i am
trying to figure out a budget and how many tools i could possibly
get to build a studio to better suit my physical needs. Thank you in
advance if anyone has an helpful !