I also have a few lenses within the Squidoo community. My primary Squidoo lens is similar to the others. Jewelry design and gemstone related.
I am listed within the Linkedin professional network
I am a member of one other Ning network called Jewelry Designer
Also a member of Hands on Heaven
New to jewelry designing. Having some luck, but have a long ways to go. Recently purchased a few start up tools, mandrels and other odds and ends for the purpose of trying to self teach metal forming.
Trying to get my own line of jewelry using silver as a medium for my designs.
Giving the social network thing a try for the purpose of meeting others doing the same things I am interested in, and also hope very much to learn from groups like this one to aid in my silversmithing and metal forming.