Our guests on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST are lapidary artists and jewelers Tom and Kay Benham. Please join us for this LIVE interview and participate by logging onto the chat room at Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message directly to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. About Tom and Kay:Tom has been a lapidary and jeweler for more than forty years. Kay, the beneficiary of his creations over the years, eventually yielded to the lure of creating jewelry and joined Tom in the workshop. Over the past 15 years, Tom and Kay have had more than 50 lapidary and metalsmithing articles and projects published in the Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine. Since January 2002, they have co-edited a monthly column in which they field questions and offer advice on a variety of jewelry making topics. They taught Intarsia classes for several years and currently teach Chasing & Repoussé classes at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts. In addition, Tom and Kay have taught Chasing & Repoussé and metalworking and lapidary workshops for The Florida Society of Goldsmiths; Creative Side Jewelry Academy, Austin, TX; Denver School of Metal Arts, Denver, CO; and for gem & mineral societies in Florida and Texas.