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[Welcome] New Members for November 30, 2010

Orchid Circulation: 10,500 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Carla Renee Plambeck
Carliecraft designs
Chicago, IL. USA

Hello all, I started making beaded jewelry for myself and friends
about 15 years ago, using mostly tigertail wire and plastic beads.
Eventually, I wanted to make better pieces and started looking up
info online, which led to better stringing materials, glass and
gemstone beads, quality findings…and making my own beads with
polymer clay. I also dabble in lampwork, and fusing in a microwave
kiln; and have a general love of all things crafty. Happy to be here,
to learn and share with others.

Mary Clarke
Westfield, MA. USA

Of course, I love jewelry. Although I have no formal training in
design or jewelry making, I always see ideas in my head, and I
always want to tweak many finished pieces I see. I have already
altered pieces I’ve purchased. I’m at the point where I want to dive
in and make my own jewelry. So I have lots of questions.

Teresa Blackard
EarthShines Arts
Walland, TN. USA

Hello Everyone ! It is my honor to be in this circle ! I am widowed,
and live happily with my 4 dogs in The Great Smoky Mountains. A
student of life, and Art…I have much to learn. My artwork is very
humble for this group. I work mostly with things recycled, metal,
glass, and vintage items. I love to use other artist’s work, such as
beads incorporated into my work, too. I lean towards making
colorful, shiny items that the sun can shine through.