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[Welcome] New Members for November 23, 2009


Please welcome our newest members!

Doris Annette Jimison
Prescott, USA

Collect antique sterling silver flatware. Totally knocked out with
the work.

Les Harris
East St.Louis, IL. USA

Discovering that jewerly is more than just diamonds and pearls. I
realize that the most precious resources which bore these elements
are more valuable than these two jewels. I find an escape in all the
possibilities and true potential that a mineral has to make
heirlooms, keepsakes, and hidden treasures.

Sue Harvey
Cornwall, UK

I am student in my 2nd Year of University studying a BA (Hons) in
Silversmithing and Jewellery in the UK. Every aspect of the industry,
and working with metals and other materials interests me. I’m looking
forward to learning more about Ganoksin.

Suzanna Leslie McMahan
Ridgeland, Mississippi. USA

I discovered my love of making jewelry in a most unusual way. Having
to wear a medic alert bracelet because of an endocrine deficiency
since childhood, I greatly disliked the metal chain because it
didn’t go with anything in my wardrobe. Nine years ago I began
making interchangeable bracelets that attach to the medical tag with
beads to coordinate with her wardrobe and people began ordering from
her when they noticed hers.

I currently use wire, vintage pieces, chain maille, and found
objects into one-of-a-kind collectible jewelry. I aim to make “eye
candy for the soul”. Recently I’ve learned the relatively new medium
of polymer clay using molds and making my own molds for pendants and
beads. I also like to make candy dishes and bowls from polymer clay.

My favorite thing to do is learn new techniques, make Celtic jewelry
from wire and other objects. I also get commissions from relatives
of deceased loved ones to renew old costume jewelry for the next
generation and that really touches me.

From 203-2005, I made and sold jewelry part time while working for
the YMCA on the Gulf Coast until Katrina hit and relocated me to
Central Mississippi, living only 15 minutes away from family.

Pieces are donated to silent auctions to raise money for my three
favorite charities: 600MillionStrayDogsNeedYou (, The
Sierra Club and The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI).

Steven James kopesky
Phoenix, Arizona. USA

Just a guy that likes to fool around with stuff

Shirley van der veldt
Kfar saba, Israel

I am a beginner jeweler for long time I have been working with
polymer clay making jewelry but since recently I have started
attending metal smiting lessons which I enjoy very much. You can see
my polymer clay on

Hiroko Sakaue
Ebetusi, Hokkaido. Japan

I am metal smith beginner.I want to learn a lot!

Gloria Floridan
Gloria Floridan Designer Jewelry
Oro Valley, Arizona. USA

I’m a retired educator and have been beading in the last five years.
I host an Open-House once-a-year to sell my jewelry. I donate 2/3rd
of the profits to an orphanage in Uganda, Africa. It has become a
yearly project for me now. I’ve ‘graduated’ to metalsmithing and
can’t wait to design enough jewelry to sell in 2010.