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Julie Renee Lockhart
Bellevue, WA. USA
I’ve been tweaking found objects for as long as I can remember. I
remember once when I was six I made a pretty necklace out of knotted
grass and flowers. I spent what felt like days on it. I also
remember crying for what felt like days when it dried up and fell
Since then I’ve been looking for the right medium for me. I’ve tried
paint. string… yarn. pencil… silver. and even a tattoo machine for
awhile. In all of that searching I have realized a few things.
I LOVE working in three dimensions.
I am a total rock hound!
I LOVE watching metal melt, cool then eventually oxidize.
I will NEVER learn to be organized. My only hope is that snipped
wire doesn’t land in my bottomless cup of coffee.
Pradeep V Patadia
Rajkot, Gujarat. India
I am small jewellery manufacturer from India. I make gold jewellery.
and i always search for innovation and creativity. i have less
source to learn but from when i found Ganoksin i eagerly read
articles. so many things to learn from here…
I am 26 years didnt complete my college and joind our business of
jewellery. i havent done any school of jeweley art just learning
from brothers and my dad. but i want to learn learn learn and be
Westminster, MD. USA
I started metal work about 5 years ago- mostly self taught in the
beginning, but now taking classes whenever I can. My passion is
stone setting but I am still learning the basics. I have an Etsy
shop and a website, work out of my home and my goal is to retire
early next year and devote all my time to taking more classes and
getting better at all my skills.
Jaipur, Rajasthan. India
Hello, I am Pankaj Pareek and I come from the beautiful and
enchanting city of Jaipur. I think I was destined to be in this
field because, since childhood, I was always keen on creative
activities. I used to design mementos and give them to friends and
"However, in our family, education was the foremost priority and so
I studied a great deal. I have done my Master of Science in
statistics and a post graduate diploma in computer science and
finance management. After completing my master’s degree, I worked
with a reputed company Zenith Limited (Bi rla Group) as an Astt. R&D
Manager. While working with this company, I realized what I was
missing. I left my job and came back to Jaipur to start my own
"I started organizing artisans and together we began our journey
into the fascinating world of jewelry. We follow international
levels of quality. The crafting process is carefully monitored at
every level and the materials are sourced from the country’s best
dealers. Most of our jewelry exemplifie s the rich tradition and
cultural heritage of India.
"Silver jewelry has adorned the beautiful women of the world for
centuries. We have done extensive research in crafting techniques,
ancient as well as modern, to create our fabulous and ethereal
I am from India and recently into Jewellery making on metals.
Earlier I was doing costume jewellery. I also make jewellery on
terracota. I also love to research and write about jewellery.
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