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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
Just a jeweller starting out, looking for some tips…
Wells, VT. USA
I am an enamellist, metalsmith, and lampworker. Although it sounds
trite, my life is about color. I suffer from sensory overload and
that is coupled with being an eclectic. I’ve had a few classes here
and there, most notably with deb karash, linda darty, jan harrell
and mary chuduk. other than that, mostly self-taught. have not had
much metalsmithing training, but forge ahead nevertheless. this
always leaves me with many questions and if i can figure out how to
ask them on this forum, i will! i’m the mother of two and have been
making a living selling my work for a little less than 10 years.
Kelly Marie Kinser
Willimantic, CT. USA
I began learning metal smithing one year ago (fall 2009) as my
passion for making jewelry had overtaken all other things. This
turned out to be a good choice and I am practicing full time now. I
hope to be able to sell enough jewelry to purchase more supplies and
education. This is the reason for my business, not the other way
around. Learning to work with metal has been the best thing that
ever happened to me - I live for this!