[Welcome] New Members for September 10, 2012

Orchid Circulation: 13,000 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Heather Dee Seawright
Kingfisher Girl
Watervliet, MI. USA

I am an artist and jewelry maker from Oklahoma currently living in
Michigan. I am a member of Chartreuse Art Co-op in St. Joseph, MI. My
current mission is to experience and learn as much as I can. In
addition to jewelry I do collage, mixed media, and found object

Jonathan James Stroud
Chasing Victory
Redding, Ca. USA



I love taking a natural form of wood and giving it a high class
elegant look as a wooden ring. I began making wooden rings a few
years after I had lost my left hand to a table saw. It was a
traumatic experience, as you can imagine, but I wanted to make
something of myself instead of falling int de pression. I pushed
myself to create bentwood rings with no machinery involved and all
done by hand. (literally in my case).

I am 30 years old and have a wonderful wife, a lovely daughter and
another daughter on the way. They are my inspiration.