Orchid Circulation: 13,000 members!
Please welcome our newest members…
Maria T LovaasPalm City, FL. USA
I am from Bolivia; an Anthropologist; my passions are jewelry and
Took a one-year jewelry course 20 years ago with a wonderful and old
french professor. We covered the basics and theory on gemology too.
This was in Miami, Florida. Since then, I am in love with jewelry.
Now, that I am retired, I am dedicating a lot of my free time making
and designing jewelry, just for friends, family and myself; however,
I would love to be able to make one-of-a-kind pieces for sale.
I am always eager to learn more about jewelry. To get to know the
secrets of the trade. To get to participate in forums, etc.
I am so pleased to have found your site. Thank you!
Maria T. Lovaas
Baltimore, MD. USA
I am a beginner jewelry student at MICA’s jewelry program in
Port Orchard, WA. USA
Glass bead maker for 18 years. Making jewelry for about 5 years.
Toronto, On. Canada
I have been in a Metalsmith and Glass Artist for most of my life. An
active member of Orchid while I lived in Arizona from 1999-2010.
Currently, I am studying Gemmology at George Brown College in
I hope that many of our member will consider visiting Toronto this
spring for SNAG 2013!
I am looking forward to reconnecting with my Orchid friends.
Willem van den Berg
De Wet Jewelllers
Pretoria, Gauteng. South Africa
I am a retail jeweller with 30 years experience in the trade as a
bench jeweller, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer.
Katherine Farrell Hughes
Blue Bird Designs
Dallas, TX. USA
I am currently enrolled in the Jewelry Technician program at Revere
Academy with the anticipation of completing their graduate program.
I have some experience, but even more questions. So all tips and
advice are certainly welcome!!!
Denver, Colorado. USA
Native American trying to learn enough of a new skill to transfer
beadwork to jewelry, and hopefully build a small business.
Melbourne, Victoria. Australia
After a move to Australia 18 months ago, and losing my previous
email address, I’m rejoining!