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[Welcome] New Members for October 3, 2008


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Please welcome our newest members!

Sylvie Buffa
Sylvie Buffa
Montreal, Quebec. Canada

Les bijoux… une passion !

Jonathan H Seidel
Tache Jewelry USA
Long Island City, NY. USA

http://www.tachejewelry.com

25+ years experience in jewelry manufacturing and jewelry
manufacturing operations. Experienced caster in gold, silver and
platinum, designed and built 350 person factory in Mumbai.

Lucie F Morel-Mann
Manx Associates
Chicoutimi, Quebec. Canada

I have been making jewelry for the past 5-6 years and work mostly
with gold. I like making one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, learning
new techniques as I go.

I am currently exploring acid and non-acid etching, photo-etching,
granulation & reticulation.

Amenda Corso
Amenda Tate LLC
Parker, CO. USA

My works are contemplations, entertaining the idea that objects can
be both organic in form and relation as well as mechanical in a
functional format: adornment.

These contemplations materialize as wearable jewelry with a
sculptural presence. I strive to balance dichotomy:
organic/mechanical, inherent/industrial, expected/unpredictable,
variety/repetition, simple/complex. I create alliterations in metal
that possess a rhythmic quality in form. I find inspiration in the
artwork of Joan Miro,Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, and Fernand
Leger.

I have been designing and creating jewelry since 1996. My studies
began with mechanical engineering before realizing that my interest
in “how things work” would be better satisfied in a more creatively
aesthetic mode–jewelry design and metalsmithing. I enjoy the
process of hand forging and fabrication and combine these processes
with innovative practices.

Each piece is individually handcrafted in my Colorado studio.

Ron Nims
Seattle, Washington. USA,

Rockhound, into lapidary and interested in facetting.