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[Welcome] New Members for September 24, 2009


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Please welcome our newest members!

Mary Partlan
White Branch Designs
Larchmont, NY. USA

rejoining Orchid after many months as a member. my membership
dropped and I don’t want to be without this valuable resource.

Russ B. Hyder
The Jewelry CAD Institute
San Marcos, CA. USA

http://www.thejewelrycadinstitute.com

My career started 35 years ago apprenticing under two very capable
papered master jewelers. After the 5 year apprenticeship I was a
jeweler in a retail store, manager of a tradeshop with 13 jewelers,
started my own jewelry tradeshop and had 27 retail accounts for 10
years, went to GIA where I instructed the manufacturing arts, became
the product manager and department manager over a 10 year period. I
now instruct computer aided design on line, corporate training, and
city to city tour for seminars. I am a master jeweler and expert
instructor with a BA in Education. My new company, The Jewelry CAD
Institute, is well on its way providing Matrix and Rhino training of
which I am a certified instructor.

Colin P A Duncan
Edinburgh, Midlaothian. UK

http://www.freewebs.com/cdcd4cdcd/

I have often worried about how to describe my work; having used terms
such as geological, metamorphic, dendritic, erosive, alchemical.
Mostly, however to paraphrase Phoebe’s (Friends) brother - “I like to
melt stuff”. I also like to find things, re-use them and sometimes
mash them up. I go looking for mass produced small metal components
which can be treated thus. I also forge and distort sheet, wire and
bar as part of the process. Heat patination and the search for the
ultimate surface finish.

Charles W Young
ADORN ME!
Phoenix, AZ. USA

http://www.artunraveled.com

Hello. I am a beginning jewelry artist who knows how to do most
metal and stone things but has difficulty coming up with my own
ideas. I’m just a few years short of retirement and the present
economy has made that dream somewhat unlikely. I am a software
engineer by trade but love working with metal and stones and…

Thanks for reading my intro and I hope I can contribute to the geral
knowledge of the industry in a very short time.