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[Welcome] New Members for October 14, 2014

Please welcome our newest members…

Carrie Carbol-Ritcey
Edmonton, Alberta. Canada

I have dabbled in silversmithing for the past 10 years. I’m ready to
set my studio up again, after a way-too-long hiatus after having

Kristine Franzese
Bethlehem, PA. USA


I trained at the Fashion Institute of Technology and graduated with
honors then continued on the learn the art of granulation with
Cecilia Bauer. I’ve been in the field for 20 years mostly as a bench
jeweler wax carver designer. I apprenticed as a handengraver and
know most other aspects of jewelry repair and making. I can make a
piece of jewelry from start to finish and have always worked in fine
jewelry stores with breaks to stay home with my young kids.

Eric Breitung
Washington, USA

scientist interested in preservation methods for sterling silver and
other alloys that tend to tarnish

Lily Karatzaferi
Lefkanti, Evoia


I live in Greece, near Athens. I am an art-therapist, but I have
stopped working as such the past 2 years. I used to be a graphic
designer back at the '80s. The last five years or so, I started
making jewellery with a friend. We are almost totally self-taught, we
work with bronze and silver. We have a number of clients here, but
since the economy in Greece is going downwards, we thought to search
the net and see what happens.

Pedro Tobar
Amsterdam, Netherlands

World traveling gemstone collector and jewelry designer

Cindi Austin
Edmond, Oklahoma. USA

I’m a budding wire and metal gal. just getting serious and ant to
learn from and share with my peers who have the same passion. I’m
based in Oklahoma.