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Bud Martin Knackstedt
Warrnambool, Vic. Australia
I live on the south coast of Australia, in a city of 25,000 people.
Was born in USA moved to Australia when 21 years old. Travelled
extensively then married a Thai who now runs a great restaurant.
I’ve been a farmer, road worker, school teacher, author, and a
self-taught metalsmith with my own shop for 30 years. Within my time
working the jewellery trade, I’ve been qualified to being a member
of the National Council of Jewellery Valuers Australia. My outside
passion is classic muscle cars. I own a '64 Corvette and love
getting it race ready.
Kelly L Scott
Kelly Scott Wire Jewelry
Platte WoodsMO, MO. USA
I am a jewelry artist living in Kansas City. I work a full time job
in addition to my jewelry making. I primarily twist wire, but have
started and am interested in learning metalsmithing. I teach
wireskills classes locally and love all things jewelry related.
Islesford, ME. SA
I have been making jewelry for 30 years. I am mostly self-taught,
though I have had wonderful opportunities to take workshops from Ron
Pearson, John Cogswell, Fred Woell, Tim McCreight, Jayne Redman,
Celie Fago and others. I live on a very small island just off the
coast of Maine, where I have an endless source of fascinating beach
rocks to drill and use in my jewelry. I love to make my own beads,
and I use precious metal clay to create hollow rock shapes to mix in
with the solid beach pebbles. Precious metal clay is my favorite
form of fine silver. It allows me to make all kinds of silver beads
without soldering. I was awarded 2nd place in the 2006 Saul Bell
Design Competition in the PMC category with a necklace of fine
silver beads and keum-boo. I was also a finalist in the 2009
competition for PMC. I wish I had endless time and money to spend on
Travis h williams
Buford, GA. USA
budding jeweler seeking info and suggestions on waxing, casting, and