[Welcome] New Members for October 21, 2010

Orchid Circulation: 10,500 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Laurie e Drinnon
Flint, MI. USA

I am a beginner metal smith, I been taking classes at the local
community center. I started out doing chainmaille, then I wanted to
learn how to solder and have been taking classes ever since.

Dustin DuPrat
St. Albans, Vermont. USA

I own DuPrat Design and Construction, a design/build firm in upstate
Vermont. I recieved a formal education in design at Dawson College
in Montreal where I studied Interior Design and Construction. I have
over 10 years of on the job experience as well. Building and
designing is my passion. I’m a hands-on person that loves to try just
about anything that stimulates the creative side of my brain!

Jeanette Walker
Walker Studios
Charlottetown, PE. Canada

http:// www.walkerstudios.ca

I am a goldsmith/ jewellery designer who practices the ancient
techniques of jewellery making. The process of Sand Casting,
Repousee, and Forging are primarily the methods of choice. My pieces
are heavily influenced by the beautiful natural surroundings of the
Island landscape where I live. I try to capture the feeling of the
ebb and flow of the oceans waters and the rippling texture of the
sandy beaches. My challenge is to create pieces that step outside of
the normal but are comfortable and satisfying to wear for many

Zelda Stroud
Pretoria, South Africa

Architectural modelmaker by day and weekend art jeweller.