Donna Ducharme has been making jewelry for five years. She does both bead and metal working, often combining the two. For the past year she has been collaborating with Frantz Manufacturing to design jewelry incorporating their ball-bearing-turned-to-beads Sterling Steel Ball components for test marketing. These tests have led to a focus on new jewelry designs for the “rebellious” men’s jewelry market.
A long time resident of Sterling, Illinois, John is President of Frantz® Manufacturing Co. which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. In 1947, Frantz established the Sterling® Steel Ball division to manufacture steel balls for its bearings and wheel production, and has since become a major supplier of steel balls for the automotive, toy, cosmetic and paint industries.
Since we lack a volunteer for Hospitality, the BSGC will no longer provide coffee and tea at the meetings. We are asking members, who’s last name begin with T–Z, to bring a treat to this meeting. We ask everyone’s assistance in setting up and cleaning up after the meeting. If you are interested in being our Hospitality volunteer, please contact president, Nancy Dolan.
VFW Park Post 3579
10 West Higgins Road
Park Ridge, IL 60068