Please welcome our newest members…
Mani Dharman Kochan
working in gold industry last 25 years and with damas 20 years.
Victoria, British Columbia. Canada
I believe in the elegance of purity. I don’t believe in the dilution
of precious metals, hence I sell.999 pure silver (fine silver)
chains. Lots of people say that this isn’t possible, well it is, and
I sell them all over the world from my website viejewelry.com
Chelsea, MI. USA
I’m a beginner metalsmith and have been working mostly with copper
so far. I am interested in learning just about everything.
Anita C Moon
Ledbeter, KY. USA
I am a novice jewelry maker. I love copper because of its
appearance, its workability and the fact that it is inexpensive. I
prefer organic form as opposed to more regimented designs. I often
incorporate repurposed and recycled materials into my jewelry.
Robert D Palmer
Ottawa, Ontario. Canada
Manufacturing custom made jewellery in the Ottawa area for 30 yrs.
Brooklyn, NY. USA
I really like what The Ganoksin Project is doing of the jewelry
community, you guys are great! I was wondering how I could get some
pictures of my work up on the site, or even possible articles
written. I really enjoy seeing all the amazing work you post on FB,
and would love to be a part of it. Please take a look at my website
and let me know if there is anything we can do… Thanks!
Neenah, WI. USA
I started my faceting in a somewhat odd way. I was a Geology T. A.
(teachers assistant) at a comunity college I attended about 7 years
ago and word quickly spread that I had a knack for geology/gemology.
An older man came into my laboratory and sat down next to where I
was working. I asked the man if I could help him with something as I
clearly knew he was not in any of the classes I was teaching. The
man (Dan Winters) asked me if I would like to learn how to facet
I took a moment to think about what he meant really by
faceting I said well I plan on being at the university
for another 2 years before I transfer to another university to
finish my degrees. I said to Dan how long will it take for you to
train me? He said 2 years and you will be a master at faceting. I
took him up on the offer although he said he would train me as his
apprentice under one condition. Th e condition was to train 2 people
the art of gemstone faceting. I agreed and 2 years later I created
what is known now as Milton Gemstones & Design. I took Dan’s
knowledge and turned it into wisdom and created a business that
covered my expenses while attending college and then some. I now
have mad e a name and brand image for myself and my coworkers in
Wisconsin by being a jewelry restoration, designing, and cutting
business. That being said I went on to finish my degrees and have
created a successful business under the pursuit of my happiness
thanks to Dan Winters and all the people that he lped me get to where
I am today. I am now a licensed seller of Poly-Metric machines and
equipment and on my way to starting classes on faceting at my local
university in Wisconsin. PM me for anything jewelry related. I can
cut stones, refinish stones, goldsmithing, jewelry repair, insurance
apprais als, and custom design jewelry.
I have been blessed with great friends, great mentors, and great
coworkers thus far and I look forward to learning much much more in
Thanks all Ben
Helene Louise Daniels
Salinas, CA. USA
I am a jeweler who is emerging from a student to a more organized
and focused maker of jewelry. I belong to the Monterey Bay Metal
Arts Guild in California.