Back to Ganoksin | FAQ | Contact

[Welcome] New Members for September 15, 2009


Please welcome our newest members!

Christine Halverson
San Jose, CA. USA

Since 2004 I’ve been making jewelry from a combination of
metalsmithing, beading, wire wrapping, polymer clay and now precious
metal clay. I’ve sold some pieces and hope to work myself into
selling more. But in any event, I’m interested in learning,
learning, learning.

Kevin Casey
Kevin Casey Custom Knives
Hickory Corners, MI. USA

I am a fulltime bladesmith and have been making damascus steel and
custom knives since 1992.

Michelle E Grenier
Lasalle, Ontario. Canada

Hello, I am just getting started putting my home based metals studio
together. I plan on working in silver…for the most part.
Completing intermediate metal smith classes at the university level,
I consider myself a beginner and look forward to broadening my
breadth of metals knowledge in part through use of this site.

With Doe-Eyed Enthusiasm of a True Beginner, MG

Carolyn V Detjen
Fort Worth, Texas. USA

I have been making jewelry for the last twelve years. I began with
lampworking and glass fusing. The glass fusing was a natural since I
owned a stained glass business. My husband and I worked together in
the business and produced two stained glass pattern books, Guiding
Lights I and II and also two stepping stone patterns, Cool Moon and
a Sun in shades(sunglasses). I went on to include wire wrapping and
sculpture. I am now learning silversmithing at the local gem and
mineral club and am pleased to tell that I took second place in a
novice competition. Wm. Holland School of Lapidary Arts is a
wonderful mountain retreat for learning and recently I took a
cabochon course. I have yet to begin selling my work. It is
difficult to let go of creations that are so much a part of me. Soon
I must begin that stage of the game.

Noelle C. Holland
Noelle C. Holland Designs
Bellingham, WA. USA

Well, my name is Noelle Holland and for the last 20 years I’ve worked
in healthcare as an Interventional Radiology Technologist. I have
always enjoyed creating and being artistic. I have pursued many
different mediums over the years, watercolor, stained glass, various
types of sewing, embroidery, smocking, paper art, etc. All the while
trying to express my “inner artistic voice”. Having incorporated
beads into many projects, I began beading exclusively. Well, beading
became wirework, and wirework left me wanting to work more with
metal. Then I found Pouncing Rain Jewelry and Metal Working Center. I
started taking metal smithing classes about 3 years ago and am now
obscessed with learning as much as I can about the many techniques in
working with metal. In June I quit my job at the hospital(enough
stress already!), and stumbled into a part time job at Pouncing Rain!
I’m simply giddy that I ‘have’ to be in a place I’ve loved and to be
surrounded by so many inspiring people.