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[Welcome] New Members for October 31, 2015

Please welcome our newest members…

Scott Bradford
Albuquerque, NM. USA

Certified Bench Jeweler with the Jewelers of America with experience
in bench techniques, stone-setting, jewelry manufacturing,
watchmaking, gemology, CAD/CAM, and rapid-prototyping currently
working for Rio Grande on the Technical Support Team.

Roger Young
King’s Lynn, Norfolk. UK

I am retired and an interested hobbyist.

Mark Hicks
Blaine, Washington. USA

My interest in jewelry making led me to a two day intro class with
Richard Paille of Seattle, a long time jeweler and owner of Paige
Tools. His insights have inspired me to pursue a more in depth study
of jewelry making. As a husband, father of two and a full time
residential general contractor, my educational opportunities are
limited to what I can achieve in my spare time (which, as for most
of us, isn’t much). Per Richard’s suggestion, I am joining Ganoksin
to connect with people, ideas and resources that might help me in
getting started. I look forward to hearing from anyone who might be
able to inspire, educate or otherwise entertain.

Mary Simons Simons
Nipomo, CA. USA

Been in business for about 4 years looking to chat with other
jewelers concerning problems, solutions and new ideas in the

Jessica Marie Schulenberg
Hamilton, Missouri. USA

I’ve been making jewelry for about 6 years. I love to use natural
materials such as raw stones, fossils, bones, and antlers. I
recently, about a year ago, taught myself how to carve antler and
bone with a dremel. I love incorporating my carvings into my jewelry
now! Even more recently, I took a metal-smithing class and learned
the basics. I really enjoyed it and am saving up money to buy more
tools and materials, but I’m still a beginner. I’m looking forward
to learning more from this forum!

Lisa Yarchin
Newport Coast, California. USA

Hi, I have recently started taking silversmithing jewelry classes and
would like to learn more from others. I love working with sterling
silver and

Tatiana Lown
Tucson, Arizona. USA

I am a jewelry designer specializing in silver (primarily metal
clay) combined with precious and semi precious Most of my
work reflects nature, especially the ocean and its gifts as well as
tropical flowers. My jewelry designs, several of which have received
awards, can be found at local shows and galleries and on my business
Facebook page: Uniquely Yours by Tatiana.

Lori Lynne Coens
Coppell, Texas. USA

Hi Everyone,

My name is Lori. I have never heard of this web site. I found you
all after visiting an Etsy jewelry store. The artist said she had
learned more from this web site than others so I had to check you

I took a beading class about 15 years ago. It was really fun. I
started beading. It became a great excuse to close the door to my
office and get creative for a few hours. My kids are gone now and I
find myself wanting to graduate into metalsmithing. I took a class a
couple years ago and enjoyed i t. I decided instead of spending a
bunch of money on classes, I would buy the equipment and teach
myself. I bought a whole lot of equipment but after I wasn’t sure
what to do with it. :slight_smile: Uh. Maybe not such a good idea. I realized
reading a book is not the same thing as hands on help. I am still t
rying to do it on my own. I am not using silver anymore but brass
and copper. I am practicing and progressing little by little. So
here I am on your blog hoping to ask questions and smooze with all
you gurus. Thanks for letting me be part of your world.