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jim8

jim8

I'm a jeweler and metalsmith living in Athens Ga. and working from my home studio. I support myself by my work. Occasionaly teaching at the William Holland Lapidary school during the summers gives me a break and lets me recharge my mental batteries. I would be open to more teaching opportunities if anyone has any offers. After being a bench jeweler, silversmith, blacksmith's apprentice and having my own jewelry design business I returned to school to get my masters degree in metals and jewelry to escape the commercial world and allow me to reconnect with the artist inside me. I could go on about that experience and what I learned as opposed to what I expected to learn for an eternity. I would do it again though. I'm currently working on a website featuring many of the photographs I've taken of my jewelry and the making of my jewelry over the last several years. I feel I have much to offer the Orchid community with my wide range of talents and experiences and am honored to be among such esteemed company.; -