[Welcome] New Members for November 29, 2011

Orchid Circulation: 11,500 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Deborah C Minter
In Kelley’s Spirit
Roanoke, VA. USA


I am a wire jeweler specializing in name writing and just beginning
a study of silver smithing from a local bench jeweler. I love this
art and find it constantly amazes me.

Kristen M Brown
K. M. Brown Studio
Lebanon, CT. USA


I have a small and growing jewelry design business. I work with PMC
and also use traditional silver working techniques. My style may be
best described as minimalist with a rustic appeal. I sometimes
incorporate artist-made beads and natural stones and gemstones into
my work. Whenever possible I use recycled silver stock and I am
always looking for ways to keep my product and processes ‘green.’

Susan Gayle Mosier
Elliott Mosier Designs
Arlington, TX. USA

After 25 years as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner, metal
smithing has opened a whole new world of expression for me. I
studied at Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology for one year and
have taken many classes at my local bead shop. I started making
jewelry by working in precious metal clay and after working to
become certified at SFOTO Studio in San Antonio TX, I then studied
metal smithing at PJC. I now have a home studio and am working
toward developing a site on ETSY.

Vanessa Gilkes
Harleysville, PA. USA

I am a distracted artist who creates when moved by some stimulus.