By profession, I am a translator (5 languages) and owner of a small translation agency. By avocation, I am a jeweler. I have been beading for many years, became a silversmith about 4 years ago, and now am heavily into PMC Silver and Gold fabrication. I find this material fascinating! I have actually been a member of this list before, and stopped receiving messages due to being extremely busy in my "real" business. Have now resumed much activity in my avocation and am looking forward to sharing and learning from my colleagues on the Orchid list!