June 07, 2017 2 Comments

Lindsey Thurber will be graduated from an apprentice to a jeweler on June 9th, 2017!

"My favorite thing to create is an engagement ring. I love being a part of such a special event, and helping plan out and bring to reality this ring that has been dreamt about for so long. It is such a special feeling knowing how much this ring means to the couple, and that it will be worn and cherished forever!" -Lindsey
     In January 2013, I started working at Walker Metalsmiths as a part time apprentice. Once I graduated from Alfred University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in 2014, I became a full time jewelry apprentice.
     Although I started out primarily as a jewelry apprentice, I quickly branched out into helping with other aspects of the company. I have helped re-make the current website, do all of the product photography, manage the social media accounts, and work on advertising- alongside with still making jewelry! 
     Over the five years that I have worked at Walker Metalsmiths, I have trained under master jeweler Stephen Walker and jeweler Lyndsay Burr. From them I have learned the complete process of lost wax casting, Gold & Sterling Silver finishing, stone setting techniques, soldering, laser welding, arc welding, hand fabrication, and so much more. 

Congratulations Lindsey!



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Debbie Olson
Debbie Olson

June 10, 2017

What a creative accomplishment. You are a try business partner and artist. Can’t wait to see what you create next. Amazing!

Deb Spaulding
Deb Spaulding

June 09, 2017

Congratulations Lindsey! You had the best mentor ever in Steve Walker! I have always admired his work and I’m certain you have learned a lot from him! Best wishes in your profession..the lost art of hand made jewelry!

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