Please welcome our newest members!
Toledo, Oh. USA
I refer to myself as an apprentice retiree.Most of my time is spent
tending a large garden, hunting and fishing, making flintlock rifles
and… art jewelry. I’m a metalsmith/ hand engraver basically self
taught and learning stone setting by way of books etc. The engraving
interest came from the 18th century rifles. I started the jewelry
path because it is a canvas for engraving & easier to sell than
expensive hand stocked rifles.
Stamford, CT. USA
I’m a student at Tyler School of Art, Temple University in my
sophomore year studying Jewelry/Metals/CAD-CAM. I’ve been working
with metal since I was thirteen and absolutely love it. I have been
reading Orchid for a number of years now, but I’m switching emails so
am registering again. I think this whole community is fantastic and I
am so grateful for all of the discussion and teaching that goes on
within the forums.