[Welcome] New Members for October 21, 2012

Orchid Circulation: 13,000 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Renee Blackwell
RB Design
Australia, 4552


My love of adornment started nearly 30 years ago with an amazing
trip to East Africa, where my eyes, ears and heart were opened up to
the exciting possibilities of personal adornment. Experiencing the
stunning African landscape with my own eyes and discovering the
beautiful fabrics, beads and carvings of the East African people
touched me in a way that has stayed with me over the years.

Since then the direction of my life has been gently steered toward
the pursuit of all things beautiful. I am now blessed with the
opportunity to make several international trips each year collecting
fascinating beads, antique buttons, artifacts and
adornments from some of the world’s most remote locations.

Through my travels many doors of opportunity have opened both
personally and business wise, and I have met wonderful individuals
of all ages, backgrounds and religions, many touching my life in big
and small ways.

My workshop/studio Harmony House is situated on our beautiful 50
acre property Hazelwild, set amongst the tranquil Australian bush.
This is where I work in peace, harmony and with great inspiration,
creating jewellery to nourish and uplift.

My jewellery is a reflection of all I am and have become. It’s a
pleasure to share the passion of my lifes work with you as you wear
your favourite piece by Rene, each piece designed and assembled for
you with love and joy.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the
number of moments that take our breath away” Anonymous

John Paul Anderson
Havre, MT. USA

I’m an engraver and craftsman. Mostly as a hobby but I do offer some
jewelry for sale.

Eve Redmond
Manchester, UK

I’m a designer maker based in Manchester Craft & Design Centre, UK

Joy Edwards
Stamped by Design
Elk Grove, CA. USA

I’m a long-time crafter but a newbie to jewelry art. I’m looking
forward to learning, sharing and admiring!

Geoffrey Middle
Bangkok, Thailand

I’m a gemologist, and want to be jewelry designer.