[Welcome] New Members for November 25, 2014

Please welcome our newest members…

Jo Dix
Horpe, Cumbria

Hi. I am a designer maker based in a village near the Lake District
in the UK. I work predominantly in silver, but also in gold, glass
and stainless steel. I have been selling my work for 10 years and
took on my own shop in November 2013. I am constantly trying new
techniques and I seldom make many of any particular piece. My
business has gone from mainly stock items to commission work in the
last 12 months with quite a bit of repeat custom. I love what I do,
and am very lucky to teach jewellery making at the local adult
education centre. My background was in teaching so it feels very
comfor table. I am largely self taught but with some fabulous input
from experts in their field, both in person and online. And I know
that there is so much more to learn, hence joining up!

Charles Donaghe Donaghe
Duncan, Oklahoma. USA

I have been working in lapidary since about 1972. I have set my work
in purchased mountings. The last few years I have been developing my
skills as a silversmith. In doing so I have found that I can
highlight the stone so much more when I can design the setting

I enjoy designing a piece to show off the beauty of the stone and
highlighting the cab. As my skills progress I hope to share some of
my work with everyone here.

Cathy A Cardwell
Kingston, USA

I am a silversmith who enjoys reading.

Mary Caldwell
Folsom, USA

I am a beginning jeweler and am looking forward to increasing my
knowledge of different techniques to improve my skills.

Nancy M Layer
Sun City Center, FL. USA

Started with beading and progressed to wire, glass, polymer clay,
leather, copper/brass and silver. Currently I am now doing a lot of
Russian filigree in fine silver. Generally I don’t sell my jewelry.
Its mostly given as gifts.

Charles Lee Ramseyer
Blanchardville, WI. USA

With a background in geology, mineralogy, and gemology, I am a self
taught, metal smith using centuries old, cold forging techniques.
Handmade links of solid gold, or fine silver, double hardened, and
pinned. Natural uncut or modified “rough” facet grade gem stone

Sylvia Freedman

new to wire wrap and use of various wires

Robin Pfenninger
Le Roy, New York. USA

Retired teacher; buy and sell vintage fine and signed costume