Hi, I'm a scientist by training (I'm just doing my PhD), but I've always been quite into jewelry. I used to do a lot of beading, and this year I've totally gotten into doing fabricated things in silver, and I'm just loving it. I'm having a lot of fun learning different techniques, and coming up with designs, I wish I'd started years ago. I hope eventually to start selling pieces, and potentially spin it out as a second career. I'm still learning about my style, but I'm leaning towards things with stones (I love sparkly things!), and forging. I look forward to participating in orchid.