A few weeks ago a dear friend of mine, Gio, asked if I was interested in donating a little something-something for a silent auction he is helping to put together for SIPA-Search to Involve Pilipino Americans. Right away I knew I wanted to make a piece of jewelry. In college I took an upper divisional elective in jewelry making…I think it was called Applied Metals to Apparel Design. The school was not equip to handle welding or soldering, so we used different methods of bonding and connecting materials together = rivets, toxic adhesive, sanding, etc. I spent many, many hours sanding and cutting out this pinky ring out of plexi glass and copper coins using an itty bitty saw with finest little teeth. No ring for Gio Over the years I have collected quite a bit of jewelry making components, after some digging in the Vault of Craftacularness I was happy to find some really great stones and wooden beads. Here’s what I came up with. I will be donating the gold/light blue one on the left. The other two I might keep for myself or post in the shop…stay tuned.