Hobbiest-gone-mad… Paramedic by trade- I have enjoied metalworking in various forms for several years… and have considered moving into it as a serious pass-time while I complete my education in other areas… So any help is greatly appreciated! I joined because I care about what this site has to offer ALL caliber of metalworkers. Hope I can contribute even a fraction of what I have already drawn from this site back in experience and through my own learning process. I dont want to be a full time jeweler- But I do want to have the satisfaction of meeting someone in public wearing a piece I made- moreso than the purchase… if a person continues to wear it- what better compliment… I have already caught the “bug” as a ring I made for a mother showed up recently on her daughters hand at her prom… Pride in an heirloom is the expression of craftmanship… Im not a true craftsman (yet) but I hope my art lives on in the people who appreciate it! THANKS FOR THE HELP TO ALL!